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* This item is pick up only and is being held at the Long Island City Warehouse
* Crescent moon sculpture from Marcius for Lorin Marsh collection
* Mother of pearl inlay
* Signed on lower back edge of moon
* Three inch chip on base (pictured)
* 40” W x 40” L x 6.75” D
Robert Marcius (known in the industry and by friends as Marcius) was born in Greenville, Mississippi, and began designing and creating works of art before the age of twelve. At the age of thirteen he began studying under Leon Koury, a protégé of Malvina Hoffman, a student of Auguste Rodin. Marcius began designing and producing jewelry, sculptures, and objets d’art after moving to New Hope, Pennsylvania, in1972. He partnered with Gene Jonson, forming Jonson and Marcius, and moved his business to Manhattan. During this time he supplied Bergdorf Goodman, Henri Bendel and Bloomingdale's with jewelry and Karl Springer with accessories, furniture and sculptures.
In 1975 Lorin Marsh launched their business after seeking out Jonson and Marcius to design and manufacture a unique and original line of furniture and accessories. Cartier featured a line of lacquered and chromed metal boxes inlaid with metal and semiprecious stones designed and manufactured by Jonson and Marcius and Tiffany featured a sculpture of a pair of five foot cranes embellished with gold accents and mother of pearl wings also designed and manufactured by Jonson and Marcius.