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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1393398
Kensington House Antiques
$260.00
A delightfully feisty-looking cat is featured in the French Art Nouveau brooch. We’re particularly fond of his enormously long whiskers that stretch the full width of the pin. The pin is stamped with French silver marks and with an illegible maker’s mark.

NOTE: The pin could be worn as a pendant with the addition of a bail to the back.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1905.
  • Condition: excellent; all original.
  • Dimensions: 1” diameter.
  • Weight: 5.4 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1393400
Kensington House Antiques
$1,895.00
This fabulous snarling tiger is glowing with lifelike translucent enamels in multiple shades of gold, orange, brown and black. The nostrils and tongue are accented with deep red enamel. Each eye is set with an old European cut diamond and the fangs grasp a third diamond. The stones are good quality, graded at I color, SI1 clarity. The pendant is deeply three-dimensional with superb detailing. The back is also stamped with Alling & Co.’s mark. Alling was manufacturer for leading retailers such as Tiffany & Co., Bailey, Banks Biddle and C.D. Peacock.

The back is ornately engraved “EBP From the Armour Boys/Sioux City, IA/June 1907.” Our research suggests that the “Armour Boys” were the owners of the meatpacking company Armour, and that “EBP” was Elizabeth Ann Brasker Plankinton, daughter of their partner in the company. One of Armour’s largest factories opened in Sioux City in 1907.

NOTE: The pendant is shown with a 16" 14K gold chain that is available for an additional $125.
  • Origin: America, 1907.
  • Condition: very, very good; some minor losses to enamel at high points (nose tip, ear tips, edges of fur) that do not detract from the overall appearance; all original.
  • Dimensions: 1 3/32” wide x 1 1/8” tall (excluding bail and jump ring).
  • Weight: 11.5 grams.
  • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .15 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1393875
Kensington House Antiques
$2,395.00
A striking Art Nouveau 18K gold and pearl necklace in the form of a pendant of chestnut leaves suspended from a cluster of chestnuts. The gold surfaces are entirely hand engraved with very fine detail. The pendant is set with a natural button pearl and suspends a second pearl at the bottom. The chain is enhanced with a series of tiny pearls, as well. Chestnut trees have traditionally represented fertility, but in Victorian flower language, came more to represent “luxury and abundance.” This style of necklace, called a “draperie” was a popular form among Parisian jewelers around 1900-10. The necklace is stamped with French 18K gold marks, as well as an illegible maker’s mark.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1905.
  • Condition: excellent; sharp detail; all original.
  • Dimensions: pendant, 1-1/8” wide x 3” long from the cluster of fruit to the suspended pearl; chain length, 15-7/8”.
  • Weight: 10.9 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1394530
Kensington House Antiques
$850.00
A gorgeous enameled pansy, worked in several shades of purple and lavender is featured in this ring converted from a Victorian earring. The enamel has a soft velvety appearance and is accented at the center with a small pearl. The pansy is set on a sturdy 14K gold split shank. Pansies are generally associated with remembrance, but in Victorian flower symbology, they also carried the sentiment, "Think of me." So whether you're in love or just feeling nostalgic, this ring is perfect!
  • Origin: America, ca. 1900.
  • Condition: converted; a miniscule fleabite to the enamel at the edge of one petal.
  • Dimensions: crown, 3/4" x 11/16".
  • Finger Size: 7.
  • Weight: 5.8 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1910 item #1394531
Kensington House Antiques
$1,250.00
A fantastic and rare pair of 14K yellow gold Art Nouveau cufflinks by Krementz, the double faces depicting Native American warriors. The facial and hair details are beautifully worked in a design that also includes a bow and a quiver of arrows. Krementz made at least two different designs depicting Native Americans, with this being the more ornate of the two. The backs are fully marked by Krementz.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1900.
  • Condition: excellent; sharp detail.
  • Dimensions: large faces, 3/4" x 17/32"; small faces, 1/2" x 3/8".
  • Weight: 5.0 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1396351
Kensington House Antiques
$995.00
A lovely Art Nouveau depiction of the Greek goddess Iris worked in 14K yellow gold. The goddess wears an elaborate floral headdress punctuated with an old mine cut diamond. Her wings, in folded position, can just be seen behind her shoulders. The brooch is finished with a garland of iris blossoms and foliage. Iris was the goddess of the rainbow and, as such, connected the earthly and heavenly worlds. The back of the brooch retains the original c-clasp and watch hook. It can easily be converted to a pendant with the addition of a bail at the top. Tested and guaranteed 14K.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1900.
  • Condition: excellent, sharp detail; the pinstem appears to be original, but is not gold.
  • Dimensions: 1" diameter.
  • Weight: 10.3 grams.
  • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .02 carat.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Bronze : Pre 1900 item #12216
Kensington House Antiques
$265.00
Cold-painted Viennese bronze sculpture of a satyr. This half-goat half-man figure is very well detailed, even showing the individual vertebrae along his back and the curls of his hair. 2.25" tall. Condition: near mint with only the tiniest surface rubs at sharp points such as the fingertips.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : American : Pre 1900 item #12221
Kensington House Antiques
$165.00
American amberina glass tumbler of extraordinary coloring. The slightly ribbed outer surface complements the thumbprint interior design, creating an interesting optical effect. The glass is heavy and free of defects. The bottom has a concave polished pontil. Origin: New England. Size: 3-5/16" tall. Condition: mint.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Pre 1900 item #12225
Kensington House Antiques
$195.00
Charming Stafforshire child's cup decorated with a transfer design of two children dressed up as a soldier and his lady taking an amorous walk through the countryside. Plain strap handle. Ca. 1860. Origin: England. Size: 2.5" tall. Condition: There is a thinning of the glaze at the rim, which may be a manufacturing defect; otherwise mint.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : French : Pre 1900 item #12230
Kensington House Antiques
$295.00
Fabulous hard paste porcelain inkwell in the form of a lady's head. Nicely decorated in overglaze enamels with gilt accents. 19th century. Origin: Probably France. Size: 2-5/16" tall. Condition: Mint.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Pre 1900 item #12516
Kensington House Antiques
$135.00
Porcelain vase in a squared baluster form by Coalport. The medium pink color is offset by a beautifully modeled and gilt snail and gilt details along the rim and the base. Ca. 1890. Origin: England. Size: 5-5/8" tall. Condition: some discoloration to the interior; light glaze crazing; no chips, cracks, etc.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Pre 1900 item #13046
Kensington House Antiques
$295.00
Superb Staffordshire figural group/spill vase portraying a hunter and his lady. The hunter has his rifle, while the lady as his catch in her lap. Beautifully decorated in bright colors, this grouping is as fine as one is likely to see. Origin: England, mid-19th century. Size: 7-5/8" tall; 4-1/4" wide; 2" deep. Condition: excellent, no damage or repairs.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Pre 1900 item #13048
Kensington House Antiques
$325.00
Very rare Staffordshire figural inkwell in the form of two birds nesting amongst flowers. A beautifully modeled and painted tulip stands upright between the birds. It is possible that the tulip was intended as a candlestick, because the quill holders are in the base near the birds' tails. Origin: England, ca. 1870. Size: 2-3/4" diameter; 3" tall. Condition: excellent, no damage or repairs.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Pre 1900 item #14438
Kensington House Antiques
$175.00
Banded mochaware bowl in blue and brown. Very nicely formed, with a crisply shaped foot rim. The rim has one 1" hairline, and there is some discoloration to the interior (note that the discoloration visible near the rim is actually very thick bluish glaze, and not staining), but otherwise the bowl is in very good condition. 6-3/8" diam; 3-1/8" high.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #15072
Kensington House Antiques
$40.00
Lovely sterling silver ladle with a masque of Bacchus or some other satyr on the end of the handle. Decorative beading outlines the handle and the bowl. The reverse is marked "925 Sterling 1000". Although by an unknown American maker, this piece probably dates to the late 19th century when Gorham, Tiffany and other quality silversmiths were using lots of mythological motifs. No monogram and in excellent condition. 5" long.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Pottery : Pre 1900 item #18364
Kensington House Antiques
$425.00
Rare Staffordshire spaniel head bank. The spaniel is highlighed with copper lustre spots and a copper luster neck chain/padlock.

Origin: England, last quarter 19th century. Condition: Mint, except for 3/8" flake on the bottom of the foot rim (not visible from the top or side); appropriate glaze crazing for the age. Size: 4-1/4" tall.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : French : Pre 1900 item #19143
Kensington House Antiques
$175.00
Stunning 2nd Empire pink opaline glass chalice with gilt and enamel decoration. The outside surface has a matte finish except along the lip, the foot rim and the knop rim, each of which is decorated with gilt lines. The primary decoration, however, fills nearly the entire surface with built-up layers of gilding accented with black enamel. The base has a slightly concave polished pontil.

Origin: France, possibly Baccarat, ca. 1840. Condition: glass has three tiny flakes (1 is 1/8"; 2 are 1/16") flakes on the inside edge of the top rim; the primary decoration is completely intact, gilt lines along rims show 20% wear. Size: 6" tall.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Continental : Pre 1900 item #19149
Kensington House Antiques
$100.00
Very rare Imperial Russian silver child's fork with vermeil and engraved floral decoration. In fact, I've never before seen a piece of Russian children's flatware. The maker's hallmark on the back is slightly obscured by the design, but the assayer's mark (AA/1895), the standard mark (84), and the city mark (Moscow) are very clear.

Origin: Moscow, 1895. Condition: mint. Size: 4-3/4" long.