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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1940 item #1384458
Kensington House Antiques
$395.00
An attractive pair of Retro 14K yellow gold dangle earrings fashioned as circles of gold balls centering round brilliant cut amethysts. The amethysts have rich deep coloring and excellent clarity. The earrings were originally screwbacks and have been converted to wires. The new look is much more wearable and provides tons of sparkly movement!
  • Origin: America, ca. 1935.
  • Dimensions: 3/4" wide; 1 3/8" long from top of wires.
  • Weight: 5.9 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: amethyst, 1.76 carats.
  • Condition: Very good; a couple of small dings on the back sides.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1940 item #1385239
Kensington House Antiques
$575.00
A noble poodle stands encircled in a ring of gold in this Art Deco period French 18K gold charm or pendant. The dog’s stylized design echoes the ribbed and twisted rope motifs along the edges. The pendant retains the original matching jump ring. Stamped with French 18K gold marks.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1935.
  • Condition: excellent.
  • Dimensions: 13/16” wide; 1 1/8” height (including jump ring).
  • Weight: 4.8 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1940 item #1386027
Kensington House Antiques
$675.00
A large stylized hibiscus centers this Retro 14K rose and yellow gold pendant necklace. The blossom is set at the center with a round amethyst and is flanked on either side by a pair of small rubies (typical of the period). The bold shape and color contrast make this brooch-to-necklace a most attractive and wearable piece of jewelry. The reverse is stamped 14K and has the maker’s mark for A. J. Hedges.
  • Origin: America, ca 1935.
  • Condition: excellent.
  • Dimensions: pendant, 1-7/8 x 1-1/8”; necklace length, 19-3/4”.
  • Weight: 10.9 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: amethyst, 1.0 carat; ruby, .25 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Art Nouveau : Pre 1940 item #1386029
Kensington House Antiques
$245.00
This lovely enameled pansy, originally a screwback earring, has been converted to a colorful ring with the addition of sterling silver shank. The pansy is enameled in bright shades of purple and yellow. The enamel has a slight iridescent effect and is translucent so the engraved silver shines through for added texture. In the Victorian language of flowers, the pansy generally conveyed the meaning, “Think of me.” Purple and yellow pansies more specifically meant, “Forget me not.” The back is marked “Sterling.”
  • Origin: America, ca. 1930.
  • Condition: excellent; no enamel damage.
  • Dimensions: 3/4 x 3/4".
  • Finger Size: 6 1/4.
  • Weight: 3.8 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1940 item #1389588
Kensington House Antiques
$325.00
A lovely pair of 10K yellow gold drop earrings decorated with a golden bows centered with round brilliant cut blue zircons. The gems have deep coloring and show nicely in a small size. These Retro earrings were originally screwbacks and have been converted for pierced ears. The earrings have nice movement and could be worn with either casual or cocktail attire. Tested and guaranteed 14K.
  • America, circa 1935.
  • Excellent condition.
  • 9/16" wide; 1-1/4" long from top of wire.
  • Weight: 3.0 grams.
  • Approximate Total Zircon Weight: 1.28 carats.
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 : 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 : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1940 item #1390786
Kensington House Antiques
$170.00
A classic figural sterling silver thimble jigger by Thomae & Co. The rim is engraved "Only A Thimble Full." The interior retains some of its original gilding. Several companies made variations of this jigger, but those by Thomae are among the best due to their superior weight and workmanship.

Origin: America, ca. 1935. Condition: excellent, no dings or monograms. Size: 2" tall. Weight: 36.3 grams.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1940 item #1390910
Kensington House Antiques
$175.00
A classic figural sterling silver thimble jigger by Thomae & Co. The rim is engraved "Only A Thimble Full." The interior retains a small amount of its original gilding. Several companies made variations of this jigger, but those by Thomae are among the best due to their superior weight and workmanship. Origin: America, ca. 1935. Condition: excellent, no dings or monograms. Size: 2" tall. Weight: 41.4 grams.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1940 item #1390911
Kensington House Antiques
$105.00
A vintage sterling silver figural jigger in the shape of a thimble. The rim is engraved "Only A Thimble Full." The interior is gilt. The bottom is hallmarked by the Webster Silver Co. Origin: America, ca. 1935. Condition: excellent, some gilding intact, no dings. Size: 1-5/8" tall. Weight: 18.1 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1940 item #1393503
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A lovely 18K yellow gold, diamond and ruby love pendant (“medaille d’amour”) with a rebus spelling out Plus qu’hier, moins que demain,” (“More than yesterday, less than tomorrow.”) a line from the love poem written by Rosemonde Gérard to her husband Edmond Rostand (author of “Cyrano”) in 1889. The word “plus” is symbolized by a plus sign set with a rose cut diamond and the word “moins” by a minus sign set with rectangular cut synthetic rubies.

In 1907, the Lyonnais jewelry Alphonse Augis created a love token based on the poem. This example, signed A.A., is in the original style with a “crêpe de chine” textured background and floral wreath border. The use of a rose cut diamond, the Augis signature and the patent mark indicates that this is an earlier example. The small size is perfect for either a delicate chain or to wear as a charm on a bracelet. The pendant is fully stamped with French 18K gold marks and with Augis’ maker’s mark.
  • Origin: France, 1930.
  • Condition: excellent; sharp detail.
  • Dimensions: 5/8” diameter (excluding bail and jump ring).
  • Weight: 2.8 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, .01 carat; ruby, .03 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1940 item #1393504
Kensington House Antiques
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A lovely 18K yellow gold, diamond and ruby love pendant (“medaille d’amour”) with a rebus spelling out Plus qu’hier, moins que demain,” (“More than yesterday, less than tomorrow.”) a line from the love poem written by Rosemonde Gérard to her husband Edmond Rostand (author of “Cyrano”) in 1889. The word “plus” is symbolized by a plus sign set with a five rose cut diamonds and the word “moins” by a minus sign set with rectangular cut synthetic rubies.

In 1907, the Lyonnais jewelry Alphonse Augis created a love token based on the poem. This example is in the original style with a “crêpe de chine” textured background and floral wreath border. The use of a rose cut diamond, the A. Augis signature and the patent mark indicates that this is an earlier example. The small size is particularly nice for wear as a pendant from a delicate chain. The pendant is fully stamped with French 18K gold marks.
  • Origin: France, 1930.
  • Condition: excellent; sharp detail.
  • Dimensions: 9/16” diameter (excluding bail and jump ring).
  • Weight: 2.0 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, .01 carat; ruby, .03 carat.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Furnishings : Accessories : Pre 1940 item #1396355
Kensington House Antiques
$150.00
A French Art Deco cocktail pick set in the form a wishing well. A water bucket hangs from the winch and six red bakelite-topped cocktail picks are stored in the well itself. The The whole is set on a Macassar ebony base. Sets such as this were used on bar and café counters to serve cocktail garnishes, canapés or even escargot.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1930.
  • Condition: good; typical wear to bakelite spheres; no rust; one metal stem seems to have been cut off just above the bakelite "cherr".
  • Dimensions: 5-3/4” tall.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1940 item #1400290
Kensington House Antiques
$1,795.00
A fine 19K yellow gold folding ball locket with a capacity for four images. The exterior is decorated with a stippled checkerboard pattern with a belt on either side that holds the sphere closed. When the belts are unlatched, the locket opens accordian-style to reveal the inner frames. These lockets have become increasingly difficult to find. The locket is stamped with Portuguese hallmarks for .800 (19.2K) gold.
  • Origin: Porto, Portugal, ca. 1938.
  • Condition: excellent.
  • Dimensions: 13/16" diameter.
  • Weight: 16.5 grams.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Furnishings : Accessories : Pre 1940 item #1402068
Kensington House Antiques
$295.00
A French Art Deco cocktail pick set in the unusual form of a large snail accompanied by a pair of baby snails. The snail is usually alone or perhaps with just one smaller one. They are worked in chrome and are set on a mahogany base. The design is by the famed French Art Deco illustrator Benjamin Rabier, who had a side gig designing entertaining barware. The twelve picks have red bakelite finials. Sets such as this were used on bar and café counters to serve cocktail garnishes, canapés, or even escargot.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1930.
  • Condition: excellent; all original.
  • Dimensions: 6-7/8” x 3-1/8” x 4-1/4”.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1940 item #1402477
Kensington House Antiques
$725.00
An unusual vintage 14K gold equestrian keychain by Tiffany & Co. The chain has a fob on either end, one in the form of a horseshoe and the other in the form of a fully three-dimensions horse head. The head is nicely detailed and sparkles with a pair of bright ruby eyes. The rubies, though small, have very fine bright color. The back of the horseshoe is marked "Tiffany & Co. 14K."

Keys are added by holding the chain against one side of the horseshoe and slipping on the key. When the chain is no longer being held next to the horseshoe, the key stays securely between the two fobs.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1925.
  • Condition: excellent; a small pinpoint ding underneat the bottom of the horse's neck.
  • Dimensions: overall length, 4-5/8"; horse head, 3/4" x 15/16".
  • Weight: 5.1 grams.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Furnishings : Accessories : Pre 1940 item #1403309
Kensington House Antiques
$395.00
A delightful French Art Deco cocktail pick set in the form of a carved rosewood cat arching his back to hiss at a little chrome snail. A wooden rack holds six chrome cocktail picks, each topped with a snail. All are presented on a macassar ebony base. Sets such as these were used in French homes as well as on the bar counters at cafes.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1935.
  • Condition: excellent, all original, one pick has very minor plating wear visible on close inspection.
  • Dimensions: 5-7/8" x 3-1/4" x 4" high.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Furnishings : Accessories : Pre 1940 item #1403313
Kensington House Antiques
$225.00
An unusual French Art Deco cocktail pick set featuring a stylized snail carved from beautifully-grained macassar ebony. The snail has a very unusual streamline aerodynamic appearance and colorful phenolic ornaments on the antennae. The set is completed with an ebony and bakelite "basket" holding chrome cocktail picks with multicolored phenolic heads.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1935.
  • Condition: excellent, all original.
  • Dimensions: 6" x 2-1/4" x 3-3/4" high.