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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1390750
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$495.00
A tiny enameled violet and a free-hanging baroque freshwater pearl enhance the dainty 10K gold pendant, complete with a curb link chain. Violets were used to represent the sentiments of love and faithfulness in the Victorian era. The pearl has nice luster that contrasts prettily with the colors of the enamel. The chain is marked 10K, and the pendant is tested 10K.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1900.
  • Condition: excellent; all original.
  • Dimensions: pendant, 1-1/4" x 9/16"; overall necklace length, 16".
  • Weight: 3.3 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1390748
Kensington House Antiques
$995.00
An elegant pair of Victorian 18K yellow gold tassel earrings, the tops enhanced with applied green and rose gold flowers surrounding collet-set rubies. The foxtail chains terminate in small balls. The earrings have a lot of movement when being worn, and the small rubies add a subtle shot of color. Each is stamped with French 18K gold marks.
  • France, ca. 1860.
  • Condition: excellent; converted to earrings with the addition of 18K wires.
  • Dimensions: -/8" long from tops of wires.
  • Weight: 7.2 grams.
  • Approximate Total Ruby Weight: .10 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1390641
Kensington House Antiques
$550.00
A handsome pair of double-sided cufflinks, the faces set with with oval brilliant-cut amethysts set in simple 10K yellow gold collets. The amethysts have nicely saturated, even color that would look particularly good with a white or light blue cuff. The faces are fairly large, so they are connected with a removable s-link for ease in putting them through a buttonhole. Tested and guaranteed 10K.
  • Origin: probably America, ca. 1870.
  • Condition: excellent; all original.
  • Dimensions: larger faces, 11/16" x 1/2"; smaller faces, 19/32" x 7/16".
  • Weight: 11.0 grams.
  • Approximate Total Amethyst Weight:
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1390640
Kensington House Antiques
$595.00
You know you'll live a life of good luck when you're wearing this 14K gold upturned horseshoe pendant necklace. The horseshoe is adorned with blue enameled forget-me-nots, flowers that conveyed exactly that meaning in the Victorian language of flowers. Originally a brooch, the horseshoe has been converted to a pendant with the addition of a delicate 14K gold split cable chain.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1900.
  • Condition: converted from a brooch; excellent enamel.
  • Dimensions: pendant, 7/8" x 7/8"; overall necklace length, 16".
  • Weight: 3.0 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1390639
Kensington House Antiques
$650.00
The spectacular violet color of this oval brilliant-cut glows in this lovely 14K yellow gold Art Nouveau setting featuring iris blossoms and foliage. In Victorian flower language, the iris often represented the sentiment "I have a message for you," but in this instance I think the use of irises probably relates more to the purple tones of the gemstone. The reverse retains the original pinstem and folding bail, so it can be worn as a brooch or pendant. The setting is marked "K14."

NOTE: The pendant is shown with an optional 16" 14K gold chain, available for an additional $125.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1890.
  • Condition: excellent; all original.
  • Dimensions: 13/16" x 15/16".
  • Weight: 6.7 grams (pendant only).
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: 10.45 carats.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1390635
Kensington House Antiques
$725.00
The pansy carries the message "Think of me" in the Victorian language of flowers. Certainly, the giver of this beautiful enameled gold pansy ring will be thought of often and fondly. The beautiful violet, cream, yellow and black enamels have a velvety texture to suggest the feel of a real pansy's petals and the whole is set off by a sparkling old mine cut diamond at the center. Originally a Victorian stick pin, this flower is now ready for daily wear with the addition of a 14K gold split shank.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1900.
  • Condition: converted from a stick pin; enamel is in perfect condition except for a small area about 3/32" that is mostly hidden by the petals in front of it (much less noticeable in person than in the photos).
  • Dimensions: pansy, 9/16" x 9/16".
  • Finger Size: 6-3/4.
  • Weight: 3.4 grams.
  • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .03 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1940 item #1390570
Kensington House Antiques
$1,395.00
An imposing, yet very wearable Retro ring featuring a large, deeply colored honey-gold rectangular step-cut citrine flanked by lines of calibre-cut synthetic rubies (typical of the period) between lines of bead-set old European and single-cut diamonds. The color contrast of the stones is quite striking and the size is imposing without being overdone. Tested and guaranteed 14K gold and platinum.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1935.
  • Condition: excellent; all original.
  • Dimensions: crown, 5/8" x 7/8".
  • Finger Size: 7-1/2.
  • Weight: 9.4 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: citrine, 13.12 carats; diamond, .25 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1390569
Kensington House Antiques
$1,195.00
An astonishing figural pendant necklace featuring a natural semi-baroque pearl in the shape of a pear, accented with platinum and 18K yellow gold leaves and a stem, all set with old European cut diamonds. The pearl has very fine orient, with all the colors of the rainbow skating over the creamy white surface. The diamonds are graded at an average of H/SI1. Converted from an Edwardian stickpin, the pear is now a gorgeous pendant hanging from a French 18K white gold chain.

NOTE: The pendant is also available without the chain for $1050.
  • France, ca. 1910.
  • Excellent condition; pendant converted from a stickpin.
  • Pendant, 11/16" x 1/2"; overall necklace length, 16-3/8".
  • 3.8 grams.
  • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .26 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1910 item #1390567
Kensington House Antiques
$695.00
Red speckles stand out brightly against the dark greenish-black background of the bloodstone plaques featured in this pair of double-sided Victorian cufflinks by Larter. NOTE: the color contrast is more apparent in person than shown in the photos due to the reflectivity of the stones. Bloodstone, or Jasper, is also considered to be the "traditional" birthstone for March, while Aquamarine is considered to be the "modern" birthstone for March. Bloodstone is aligned with the Zodiac sign of Aries and is noted for its "healing properties." The stones are edged in 14K yellow gold borders engraved with a foliate motif. The oval faces are attached with figure-eight connectors signed with Larter's hallmark.
  • America, ca. 1900.
  • Excellent condition; all original.
  • 5/8" x 1/2" (faces).
  • 7.2 grams.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Continental : Pre 1930 item #1390182
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$125.00
A vintage Austrian silver stopper for a wine bottle or decanter, the finial constructed from a coin known as the “Maria Theresa Thaler”. These coins were first minted during the reign of the Empress Maria Theresa, mother of Marie Antoinette. The front depicts Maria Theresa and the back features the imperial Hapsburg double eagle arms. The abbreviated Latin inscription reflects her full title, “Maria Theresa, by grace of God, Empress of the Romans, Queen of Hungary and Bohemia, Archduchess of Austria, Duchess of Burgundy, Countess of Tyrol” and includes her personal motto, “Justice and Clemency.” When the Empress died in 1780, the date on the coin was fixed in perpetuity. The coin had a very reliable silver content and became one of the most accepted coins for international trade—especially in the Middle East, Africa and parts of Asia. It ceased to be used as legal tender in the Austrian empire in 1857, but continued to be minted for international trading purposes. The coin used for this stopper has characteristics usually associated with early 20th century examples, and the hallmark on the stopper’s collar is that used in Vienna after 1922.

Origin: Austria, ca. 1930.

Condition: excellent, sharp detail, all original;

Note that the cork is too wide to fit a wine bottle, but could be shaved down to fit.

Size: 2-1/4” from bottom edge of silver collar to the top of the coin; 1-5/8” wide across the coin.

Weight: 45.0 grams.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1930 item #1390139
Kensington House Antiques
$495.00
A fabulous Art Nouveau 14K gold ring set with a round brilliant cut peridot flanked by seed pearls. The gem is set in a distinctly Gothic revival quatrefoil design. The gold surfaces are hand-finished and have a matte surface typical of Art Nouveau jewels. The peridot has excellent color and clarity that contrasts beautifully with the bright white pearls. Converted from a stickpin, the piece is now a gorgeous ring. The crown retains the original maker's mark for Shanley Jewelry Company, of the leading Art Nouveau jewelers in the U.S.
  • America, ca. 1920.
  • Condition: excellent; converted from a stickpin.
  • Dimensions: crown, 5/8" x 5/8".
  • Finger Size: 6-1/4.
  • Weight: 2.6 grams.
  • Approximate Total Peridot Weight: 1.61 carats.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1390040
Kensington House Antiques
$1,250.00
A pair of fine shakudo ornaments originally mounted in Victorian times as a pair of cuff buttons, and then re-imagined by our jeweler as an elegant split-chain pendant necklace. The two plaques feature a court lady and gentleman in Meiji-period costume. After the collapse of the feudal Samurai system in Imperial Japan, Europeans collected old sword and armor fittings such as these to set as jewelry. The mountings and chain are 14K.
  • Japan, ca 1890.
  • Excellent condition, sharp detail and finish.
  • Dimensions: each plaque, 15/16" x 13/32"; total pendant length, 2"; total necklace length, 18-1/2".
  • 13.8 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1910 item #1389753
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$2,450.00
A curving band of old European, transitional and single-cut diamonds sparkle in the yellow gold ribbon top of this Edwardian hinged bangle bracelet. The larger diamonds are clasped in buttercup settings, while the smaller ones are bead-set with milgrain accents. The diamonds are good quality, averaging J color and SI1 clarity. The back of the bracelet has a caged structure that mimics the openness of the front. The clasp is stamped 14K.
    America, ca. 1910.
  • Condition: excellent.
  • Dimensions: 5/8" wide at top tapering to 1/4" at back; fits a 6-5/8" wrist.
  • Weight: 26.4 grams.
  • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: 1.47 carats.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1389700
Kensington House Antiques
$695.00
An elegant 14K gold, Mississippi River pearl and blue sapphire floral pendant in the Art Nouveau taste suspended from a split chain. The flower petals are formed from pearls and center a blue sapphire of fine, intense color. The design is enclosed in a gold frame that resembles the shape of a pretzel! The pendant was originally a brooch and was expertly converted to a pendant by our jeweler. Tested and guaranteed 14K.
  • America, ca. 1900.
  • Condition: excellent.
  • Dimensions: pendant, 1" x 5/8"; overall necklace length, 18-7/8".
  • Weight: 4.8 grams.
  • Approximate Sapphire Weight: .15 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Deco : Pre 1940 item #1389699
Kensington House Antiques
$495.00
A striking 14K yellow gold ring, the medallion depicting a yachting scene in engine-turned engraving of extraordinary quality. The scene depicts a yacht in the foreground with a more distant boat in the background. The design is completed with waves, seagulls and a lighthouse atop a rocky cliff. Originally an Edwardian blazer button, our jeweler added a 14K gold shank to make a wonderful seafaring ring. The back is stamped "14K" and has an unidetified American maker's mark.
  • America, ca. 1910.
  • Excellent condition, sharp detail.
  • Dimensions: crown, 5/8" diameter.
  • Finger Size: 6-1/4.
  • Weight: 4.3 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1389596
Kensington House Antiques
$495.00
A delightful 14K gold frog with emerald eyes sits atop a simple band in this witty stickpin conversion ring. The gold is beautifully stippled for a realistic appearance that sets off the bright green eyes. Frogs in Victorian jewelry often symbolized fertility. Tested and guaranteed 14K.
  • America, ca 1900.
  • Excellent condition, sharp detail.
  • Dimensions: frog, 1/2" x 3/8".
  • Size 6 1/4.
  • Weight: 2.2 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1389594
Kensington House Antiques
$995.00
Beautiful purplish rhodolite garnets sparkle from the engraved tops of these earrings with foxtail tassels. Each tassel terminates in a small golden ball. These tassels have substantial weight and are unusual for having gemstones set at the top. Stamped with French 18K gold hallmarks.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1880.
  • Excellent condition.
  • Dimensions: 1-5/8" from top of wire.
  • Weight: 7.1 grams.
  • Approximate Total Garnet Weight: 1.72 carats.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1389589
Kensington House Antiques
$895.00
Art Nouveau 14K gold crescent pendant necklace set with round brilliant cut diamonds and rubies. The quality of the gemstones is superb, with VVS2/G diamonds and vivid very slightly purplish-red rubies that show no indications of heat treatment. In Victorian and early Edwardian jewelry, the crescent shape symbolized feminine power personified in the moon goddess Selene/Juno. Brides were often given a crescent pin to wear during their honeymoons. This cresent was originally a brooch and has been converted into a split-chain pendant necklace. The symbology and striking color is perfect for today's strong woman! Marked 14K.
  • Origin: America, ca 1900.
  • Dimensions: pendant, 1-1/16" wide; overall necklace length, 19".
  • Condition: excellent.
  • Weight: 3.9 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: ruby, .35 carat; diamond, .22 carat.