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Exhibit: Zircons, Chrysoberyls, Tourmalines, and Opals

Zircons, Chrysoberyls, Tourmalines, and Opals - Jewelry Design Books of Jaques and Marcus 1890-1926 Baker-Berry Library, Baker Main Hall: April 14 - June 2, 2017

Sunday, May 21, 2017
All Day
Baker-Berry Library, Baker Main Hall
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Arts, Exhibitions
Baker-Berry Library, Baker Main Hall: April 14 - June 2, 2017
After immigrating to New York City from Germany with his son in 1892, Herman Marcus quickly became a widely-known and respected designer. Marcus’s affinity for using semi-precious and uncommon gems was central to his jewelry designs.
The original designs made by artists at Marcus & Co. at the turn of the 20th century were compiled into eight albums for the firm’s archives. Burton Elliot ’48 donated these albums to Dartmouth College in 1987, and they served as inspiration in Dartmouth’s Donald Claflin Jewelry Studio for many years. Each delicate drawing and intricate painting portrays a custom piece designed by the firm.
The images displayed in this exhibit are select examples from the eight volume set, which can be viewed in its entirety in Rauner Special Collections Library. The Jewelry Design Books of Jaques and Marcus were recently digitized by the Dartmouth College Library’s Digital Program. Preview this exciting new digital collection here https://www.dartmouth.edu/~library/digital/collections/manuscripts/marcus-drawings/index.html.
Exhibit curated by Lizzie Curran, Assistant Library Conservator, and designed by Dennis Grady, Library Education & Outreach. 
For more information, contact:
Laura Barrett

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.