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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1427035
Kensington House Antiques
$425.00
A delicate Art Nouveau 10K gold pin featuring a pansy decorated with translucent violet, pink and cream enameled. The flower center and a bud are set with small seed pearls. The brooch retains its original pinstem and clasp stamped "10K." In Victorian flower language, the pansy conveyed the meaning "Think of me." Small pins such as this were popular gifts for new brides.
  • Origin: America, ca 1910
  • Condition: very good; a small enamel flake to the tip of one petal (superficial only and does not affect the color)
  • Dimensions: 3/4" x 1-1/8"
  • Weight 2.5 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1427047
Kensington House Antiques
$395.00
A lovely Art Nouveau honeymoon pin in 14K yellow gold featuring an enameled violet centered with a small old European cut diamond. The petals are are worked in delicate shades of purple, cream marroon and are finished with repousse gold borders frequently sometimes seen in Larter enamels. In the Victorian flower language, the combination of a crescent moon shape with a flower was suggestive of the word "honeymoon." Small pins such as this were popular gifts for a new bride. The back is stamped with Larter's 14K hallmark.
  • Origin: America, ca 1900
  • Condition: excellent, no enamel loss
  • Dimensions: 1-1/16" x 9/16"
  • Weight: 2.0 grams
  • Approximate Diamond Weight: .03 carat
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1427048
Kensington House Antiques
$2,495.00
A very rare Art Nouveau Mardi Gras ball favor jewel in 14K gold depicting Greek goddess. The exposed areas of gold have a soft "bloomed" finish typical of higher quality Art Nouveau jewels that constrasts beautifully with the translucent enamels. The back is stamped "14K" and is engraved "COMUS 1908."

The Mystick Crewe of Comus is the oldest and most exclusive of New Orleans' Mardi Gras organizations. The theme selected for the 1908 event was "Gods & Goddesses." Favors were bestowed on the ladies in attendance. Usually, these were inexpensive items, but in 1908, the "trinket" were these lovely gold pins.
  • Origin: America, 1908
  • Condition: excellent, no enamel loss
  • Dimensions: 1" x 7/8"
  • Weight: 5.5 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1900 item #1427049
Kensington House Antiques
$275.00
A lovely Art Nouveau pendant worked in gilt silver depicting a pair of hounds against a background of oak leaves and acorns. The quality of the casting and chasing is very nice. The reverse is marked "800".
  • Origin: Europe, ca 1900
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 1-9/32" diameter
  • WeightL 13.0 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1900 item #1427050
Kensington House Antiques
$5,500.00
A fine early French Art Nouveau orchid brooch, the flower petals carved from banded agate around old mine cut diamond stamens, all set atop an elegant gold stem set with rose cut diamonds. The flower is a single piece of agate, finished with a matte surface to suggest the texture of a real flower petals. The carver left streaks of a darker colored agate on the back to create the delicately-colored veining that shows through the petals. The petal at lower left is turned back on itself to enhance the realistic effect. The reverse is stamped with a "tete de Mercure" hallmark indicating 18K gold that was intended to be sold abroad. There is also an illegible master goldsmith's mark.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1880
  • Condition: excellent; all original; a few tiny fleabites on one petal visible only with 10X magnification
  • Dimensions: 2-5/8" x 1-1/4"Weight: 10.25 grams
  • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .85 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1427051
Kensington House Antiques
$1,750.00
A striking late Victorian 14K yellow gold crucifix set with sapphires, an old European cut diamond and seed pearls. The diamond is graded at I/SI2 and the sapphires are finely colored and show no indication of heat treatment. The gold surface is "bloomed" for a soft matte texture that enhances the gold color but is subdued enough for the religious purpose of the pendant. The bail is original and is stamped for Bippart, Griscom & Osborn, one of the finest Newark jewelers of the era.
  • Origin: America, ca 1900
  • Condition: excellent, all original
  • Dimensions: 1-1/2" x 2-1/14" (excluding bail)
  • Weight: 9.2 grams
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: sapphire, .80 carat; diamond, .23 carat