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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1300017
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$1,450.00
A very fine, large-size Art Nouveau 18K yellow gold pin/pendant enhanced with stunning iridescent enamels in shades of rose, pink, cream and green. The flower is deeply three-dimensional and is centered with an array of green-tipped stamens around an old European cut diamond graded as I/J, SI1. The back retains the original pinstem, clasp and folding bail. Tested and guaranteed 18K.

Origin: Continental Europe, ca. 1900. Condition: excellent, no enamel damage, all original. Dimensions: 1-3/16” x 1-1/8”. Weight: 7.6 grams. Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .20 ct.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1900 item #1398412
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$2,695.00
A stunning Art Nouveau 18K gold brooch featuring an enameled and engraved portrait of Pallas Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom, horses and olives. Her beautifully engraved helmet is adorned with a small rose cut diamond. Her armor and the embroidery along the edges of her gown are also engraved. The quality of the painted enamel facial details and the background champleve enamel in royal blue is gorgeous. The edges of the medallion are enhanced with natural pearls. The back retains the original pinstem and c-clasp, both stamped with French 18K marks. A folding bail could easily be added to the piece can be worn as a pendant.
  • Origin: France, ca 1890.
  • Condition: excellent; all original; no enamel damage.
  • Dimensions: 1-3/32" diameter.
  • Weight: 8.4 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1385529
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A wonderful 18K yellow gold brooch depicting Diana (Artemis in the Greek pantheon), goddess of the hunt, animals (wild and domestic), and childbirth. She was also the protector of girls until marriage. Here she is shown with her The goddess is shown wearing her moon-studded tiara and with her bow and arrow attribute. This design was created by the nobleman Prosper, Comte d'Epinay de Briort, one of France's leading sculptors in the Art Nouveau style. He favored mythological subjects and sometimes animals. Epinay de Briort often produced pieces for Boucheron. The brooch could be converted to a pendant with the addition of a bail. The pin is stamped with French 18K marks.
  • France, ca. 1900.
  • Excellent condition; sharp details.
  • 1" diameter.
  • 4.6 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1382088
Kensington House Antiques
$1,895.00
An elegant Art Nouveau cross pendant worked in a foliate design of 18K yellow gold overlaid with a sunburst of milgrained platinum set with rose cut diamonds and centering a larger old mine cut diamond. The gold surfaces are enhanced with chasing to enhance the naturalistic look of the swirling leaves. The center diamond, .20 carat, is I/VS2. The remaining diamonds cannot be accurately measured for size, but face up at about .40 carat. Tested and guaranteed 18K and platinum.
  • Circa 1900.
  • Dimensions: 1-5/8” x 2-1/2” (including jump ring).
  • Weight: 8.7 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: .carat.
  • Condition: excellent; all original.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1385979
Kensington House Antiques
$850.00
Three rich deeply-colored pear-shaped sapphires for the petals of the trefoil in this elegant pendant necklace. The flower is centered with a rose cut diamond. The sapphires are excellent quality with a velvety violetish-blue appearance. The trefoil’s stem curls around on itself to for the Art Nouveau styled border of the pendant. The 18K pendant was originally a brooch but has been given new life as a pendant necklace with the addition of a 14K gold cable chain.
  • Origin: France, ca 1900.
  • Condition: excellent.
  • Dimensions: pendant, 11/16” diameter; necklace length, 18-1/2”.
  • Weight: 8.2 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: sapphire, .89 carat; diamond, .02 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1900 item #1293303
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An elegant pair of Art Nouveau floral double-sided floral cufflinks worked in 20K yellow gold. The faces are very finely hand-chased with an ornate pattern of daisies. The high gold content gives the cufflinks are very bright yellow color and heavy weight. The connecting chains are marked with an illegible maker's mark and a continental European mark for 20K.

Origin: Europe, ca. 1890. Condition: excellent, sharp detail. Dimensions: 13/16" x 11/32". Weight: 7.8 grams.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1400286
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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: excellent condition.
  • 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 1920 item #1400279
    Kensington House Antiques
    $695.00
    A lovely, colorful Art Nouveau 14K gold, seed pearl and enamel pin in the form of a violet by the Newark firm Crane & Theurer. The flower petals are enameled in cream darking gradually through lilac to deep violet along the edges. Each of the petals is finished with an arc of tiny seed pearls echoing the larger pearl set at the flower's center. The reverse is stamped with the maker's hallmark and "14K."
    • Origin: America, ca. 1910.
    • Condition: excellent.
    • Dimensions: 13/16" x 7/8".
    • Weight: 4.1 gr.
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1385246
    Kensington House Antiques
    $1,895.00
    You can nearly hear this glowering lion roaring. Decorated in spectacular translucent enamels, the lion’s eyes are studded with old European cut diamonds and the mouth grasps an old mine cut diamond. The diamonds are graded as H/VS1. The brooch is deeply three-dimensional, with a lot of detailing in the mane. The back of the pin retains the original pinstem and a watch hook. The hook would have been used to suspend a pocket watch but could now be used to suspect a gemstone drop. It is also marked with an American maker’s mark (almost certainly an uncommon variation of the Alling & Co. mark) and a design patent date of Oct 13, 1903. The pin can easily be converted to a pendant with the addition of a folding bail.
    • America, ca 1903.
    • Excellent condition; a nick to the enamel on the nose.
    • Dimensions: 1-1/4 diameter.
    • Weight: 11.2 grams.
    • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .20 carat.
    All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Pottery : Pre 1910 item #836252
    Kensington House Antiques
    $325.00
    A nice stoneware ewer in an unusual form by Doulton Lambeth. The bulbous body is decorated with raised flowers and foliage against a cobalt blue ground, while the foot and long tapering neck are finished in a simple pattern of incised rings highlighted with chocolate brown borders. The inside of the foot is stamped with the mark used 1891-1902 and also with the artist's mark which appears to be a conjoined "JH", "HL" or possibly just an ornate "H". There is also an assistant's mark, "b".

    Origin: England, ca. 1895. Condition: no chips or cracks. Size: 11-5/8" tall.

    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1372454
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    A stunning Art Nouveau 14K yellow gold locket, the cover with repousse decoration illustrating the Byzantine Empress Theodora. Though we’ve never seen this particular design before, Byzantine motifs were widely used in Art Nouveau jewels, especially in France where they were copied from costumes created for the actress Sarah Bernhardt and posters by Alphonse Mucha. The Empress is sumptuously dressed in a flowing robe with a wide jeweled collar, bracelets and earrings. She wears a heavy crown and sits on a throne. The quality of decoration is excellent. The back of the locket has a period three-letter monogram in elegant Art Nouveau script. Tested and guaranteed 14K.
    • America, ca. 1900
    • Excellent condition; sharp detail; a few small dings on the back side
    • Dimensions: 1-5/32” diameter
    • 5.7 grams
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1301120
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    $1,175.00
    A lovely, medium-size Art Nouveau enameled 14K gold pin in the form of a violet. Each of the petals is beautifully decorated in shaded translucent enamels in tones of violet and yellowish-cream. The translucency and high gloss of the enamel create a tremendous sense of depth in the design. The edges of the petals are set with rows of tiny seed pearls and the flower is centered with an old European cut diamond, graded as I/J, SI2. The reverse retains its original clap and pinstem and is marked for 14K.

    Origin: America, ca. 1910. Condition: excellent, all original, no enamel damage. Dimensions: 1-1/8” x 1-1/8”. Weight: 6.8 grams. Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .25 ct.

    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #828165
    Kensington House Antiques
    $750.00
    A beautiful 14K gold pendant enhanced with translucent enamels. The pendant is in the form of a viola blossom suspended from a golden stem and flanked by leaves. The flower petals and leaves are intricately and very finely enameled in shades of green, yellow, violet and rose. Pansies are much more common in enameled jewelry than their country cousins, the viola. The blossom is centered by a small seed pearl, and the pendant is finished with a freshwater dog-tooth pearl drop. The pendant is suspended from its original chain. The pendant is unmarked, but is most certainly a product of one of the Newark makers such as Krementz, Larter, Alling, etc. Tested and guaranteed 14K.

    Origin: America, ca. 1900. Condition: excellent, all original, no enamel damage. Size: chain, 16” long; pendant, 1-3/8” x 15/16”. Weight: 6.0 grams.

    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1301118
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    $1,395.00
    A pretty, large-size Art Nouveau 18K gold and enamel floral pin and pendant in the form of a violet. The petals are elegantly enameled in opaque white and shades of violet. In the Victorian language of flowers, a white violet symbolized candor and innocence, while a purple violet meat modesty. Perhaps this piece was intended to convey a mix of meanings. The flower is centered with an old mine cut diamond, graded as I/J, SI1. The back of the pin retains the original clasp and pinstem. There is also an original loop to the pin can be worn as a pendant. Tested and guaranteed 18K.

    Origin: Continental Europe, ca. 1900. Condition: excellent, a tiny nick to the enamel at one edge (does not go all the way through to the gold), all original. Dimensions: 1-1/8” x 1-5/16”. Weight: 8.7 grams. Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .25 ct.

    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1393088
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    $425.00
    A sweet good luck charm in the form of a 14K gold wishbone entwined with a branch of bright blue enameled forget-me-nots. In Victorian flower language, forget-me-nots represented remembrance. Combined with the wishbone, a piece such of this might have been given as a farewell gift. Stamped with the maker's mark for Winthrop Manufacturing Co (Attleboro, MA).

    NOTE: The pendant is shown with a 16" 14K gold chain available for an additional $125.
    • Origin: America, ca. 1910.
    • Condition: perfect enamel; original pinstem and clasp were removed and replaced with a hidden bail by our jeweler.
    • Dimensions: 1-5/8" x 1/2".
    • Weight:2.7 grams.
    All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Bronze : Pre 1910 item #1306275
    Kensington House Antiques
    $380.00
    A delightful bronze dresser mirror, the entire frame ornately decorated in the form of two Pierrot figures and a smiling man-in-the-moon. Pierrot was a originally a Comedia dell’Arte character, but in the 18th century, he and the moon became inextricably linked in the French children’s song, “Au Claire de la Lune.” There are a few variations of this mirror; this is the most ornate, with the intricately beveled glass. The detailing of the figures is excellent.

    Origin: France, ca. 1900. Condition: excellent, all original; the glass has very light tarnishing typical of old silvered mirrors. Dimensions: 4-3/4” x 8-1/2”.

    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Platinum : Vintage : Pre 1910 item #1140533
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    $1895.00
    A very fine Art Nouveau pendant comprising an exceptionally large natural freshwater pearl mounted in platinum set with diamonds. The mounting is in floral form, the leaves set with nine single-cut diamonds accented with another .15-ct old European cut diamond. The jump ring is worked in the form of a platinum clover set with three small diamonds. The pearl has fine luster with noticeable rose and green orient. This piece is a delightful example of freshwater pearl jewelry. Tested and guaranteed platinum and 14K gold.

    Origin: America, ca. 1910. Condition: excellent. Size: 1/2" x 1-9/16”. Weight: 5.5 grams. Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .45 ct.

    All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #26170
    Kensington House Antiques
    $495.00
    Lovely sterling silver bowl by Gorham. The bowl is basically formed in the traditional Revere style, but has a folded over rim enhanced with an Art Nouveau border of waterlilies and lilypads. With Gorham's usual attention to detail, the waterlilies are presented in several stages of development from early bud to full bloom. The bottom is marked with Gorham's hallmark along with date mark for 1898.

    Condition: very good; the decorative detail is very crisp; the interior of the bowl shows light scratching from normal use; there is one pinpoint ding on the bottom of the bowl; retains lemony-tinted gilding in and near the decorative areas; no monograms or removals. Size: 6.5" diam.; 2.25" high. Weight: 8.8 troy ounces.