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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1900 item #1398412
Kensington House Antiques
$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 1900 item #1398411
Kensington House Antiques
$895.00
An elegant Art Nouveau 14K gold pendant and watch pin depicting the Greek goddess Pallas Athena. The design is worked in the medallist style more typical of French Art Nouveau jewelry, but this piece is American. The workmanship is first rate. Athena was the goddess of wisdom, horses and olives, and was the patroness of Athens. Here she is shown wearing her helmet, but it is adorned with wings instead of the usual dragon. Her identity is confirmed, however, with the sprigs of olive leaves and fruit tucked into her helmet. The edges of the pendant are set with small natural pearls. The back is stamped "14K" and retains the original folding bail, pinstem and watch hook.

NOTE: The pendant is shown with an optional 16" 14K gold chain.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1900.
  • Condition: excellent; sharp details; all original.
  • Dimensions: 1-1/8" diameter.
  • Weight: 6.0 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1398408
Kensington House Antiques
$795.00
A superb pair of Victorian 12K gold articulated earrings set with Whitby jet. The long triangular elements are suspended from inverted double teardrop-shaped surmounts, and support cone-shaped jet drops. The cutting of the jet has a very angular, almost modernist appearance. The earrings hang from new 14K shepherd's hooks and have wonderful movement. The settings are tested and guaranteed 12K.
  • Origin: England, ca 1860.
  • Condition: excellent.
  • Dimensions: 2-3/16" long from top of the earwire.
  • Weight: 3.5 grams.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1960 item #1397173
Kensington House Antiques
$185.00
A classic mid-century sterling silver jigger by Smith & Smith and retailed by Black, Starr & Gorham, one of America's leading luxury stores in the 1950s. The jigger is simply decorated with a series of three incised rings that do double duty as markers for variously sized pours. The bottom is fully hallmarked. The jigger is presented with its original felt pouch and gift box, both marked "Black, Starr & Gorham."
  • Origin: America, 1950-62.
  • Condition: excellent; no dings or monograms; light staining on gift box.
  • Dimensions: 2-7/16" tall.
  • Weight: 29.4 grams.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1970 item #1396363
Kensington House Antiques
$650.00
This set of bar tools in Tiffany's classic "Bamboo" pattern includes a bottle/can opener, ice pick and fruit knife, all with gilt sterling silver handles. This is a wonderful design that looks as stylish today as it did in when conceived by the designer Van Day Truex in 1961. The set is presented in its original fitted velvet-lined box Tiffany blue box. Each piece is marked "Tiffany & Co. Makers Sterling".
  • Origin: America, ca. 1965.
  • Condition: excellent; gilding intact; no dings; moderate wear and discoloration to interior and exterior of box.
  • Dimensions: knife, 8-1/4" long; pick, 7-1/4" long; opener, 5-7/8" long.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1396359
Kensington House Antiques
$6,250.00
An imposing 18K yellow gold hinged bangle bracelet set with sapphires and diamonds. A row of alternating old mine cut diamonds and cushion cut sapphires stretches across the top of the bracelet, flanked on either side by a row of rose cut diamonds set in silver. The sapphires, each of about .75 carat, are of outstanding quality, with vibrant pure blue coloring, eye-clean clarity, and a velvety appearance. The diamonds, each of about .6 carat, are graded as G/SI1. The bangle is double-hinged so it's very easy to get on. The clasp is stamped with French 18K gold marks.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1850.
  • Condition: excellent; a few very small dings on the back side but no major dents or scrapes.
  • Dimensions: 5/8" wide; 6-1/2" interior circumference.
  • Weight: 34.8 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: sapphire, 3.08 carats; diamond, 2.78 carats.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1960 item #1396357
Kensington House Antiques
$235.00
A lovely set of mid-century enameled sterling silver coffee spoons by Henry Clifford Davis. Davis focused mostly on smaller objects, often enhanced with enamel. The spoons have unusual melon-ribbed bowls and elegant translucent guilloche enamel handles with an engraved Greek key-type design. Each is fully stamped with Davis' hallmarks and the date letter for 1950. The set is presented in its original fitted box, the lid marked by Finnigans of Bond Street, one of the first luxury goods stores in London.
  • Origin: Birmingham, England, 1950.
  • Condition: excellent; no enamel damage; box is also excellent.
  • Dimensions: 3-7/8" long.
  • Weight: 65.9 grams.
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 : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Continental : Pre 1900 item #1396354
Kensington House Antiques
$595.00
A classic 19th century 2nd standard (800/1000 pure silver) tastevin, inset at the base with a 1669 coin bearing the likeness of King Louis XIV surrounded by "Louis XIV by grace of God King of France and Navarre." The obverse of the coin can be seen from the bottom of the tastevin. The coin is surrounded by the typical pattern of "perles" and elongated "godrons" designed to create reflections in the wine to better judge its color and clarity. The handle is formed as a pair of intertwined snakes grasping an apple in their mouths as an allusion to the Garden of Eden. The taste is stamped with French silver marks and with an illegible maker's mark.
  • Origin: France, ca 1840.
  • Conditions: very good; a slight flattening to the rim opposite the handle; coin has significant wear as expected of a 350 year-old coin.
  • Dimensions: 3-3/8 xx 4-1/4" x 7/8".
  • Weight: 95.0 grams.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1970 item #1396353
Kensington House Antiques
$225.00
A heavy sterling silver figural bar jigger in the form of a thimble. The jigger is ornately engraved to suggest the texture of a real thimble and the side is engraved "Just A Thimbleful." The interior is gilt. The underneath is monogrammed "W". The jigger bears the hallmark for S.J. Rose & Son and the date mark for 1969.
  • Origin: Birmingham, England, 1969.
  • Condition: excellent; no dings; gilding intact.
  • Dimensions: 2-3/16" tall.
  • Weight: 44.6 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 : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1396347
Kensington House Antiques
$995.00
A beautifully-detailed semi-nude woman peeks out from the center of a pink enameled flower in this Art Nouveau pendant and brooch. Her hair is adorned with a diamond-centered white enameled flower and she wears a diamond necklace. The background flower petal are worked in translucent iridescent enamels in shades of pink fading to cream at the edges. The back of the pendant retains the original folding bail, pinstem and clasp. The back is stamped 14K and has an unidentified maker's mark "7VI".

NOTE: The pendant is shown with a 16" 14K gold chain, available for an additional $125.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1910
  • Condition: excellent; no enamel damage except perhaps a small nick to one of the white flower petals visible only under magnification
  • Dimensions: 1-1/16" diameter
  • Weight: 5.9 grams
  • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .08 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1396344
Kensington House Antiques
$1,275.00
A fine French Victorian 18K gold and shaded enamel pin featuring an image of Raphael's "Madonna della Seggiola". The enamel scene of Mary, Jesus and John the Baptist is beautifully executed with great attention to detail. The gold background is stippled for added texture and a little sparkle. The reverse retains the original pinstem and clasp, both marked with French 18K stamps. There is also a partially visible maker's mark. This piece could easily be converted to a pendant with the addition of a bail at the top.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1860
  • Condition: excellent; no enamel damage
  • Dimensions: 1-1/8" diameter
  • Weight: 4.75 grams
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1960 item #1395724
Kensington House Antiques
$250.00
A vintage sterling silver figural jigger by Gorham, the sides marked off with enameled stoplights in green, yellow and red meant to signify "go," "caution," and "stop." Each light corresponds to the 1, 2-1/2, and 3-1/2 ounce markings on the jigger's bottom. The bottom is hallmarked by Gorham.

Origin: America, ca. 1950.

Condition: Excellent; a very shallow 1/8" ding on the back side near the bottom. Slight paint loss to the red stoplight.

Weight: 53.0 grams

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Bronze : Pre 1900 item #1395639
Kensington House Antiques
$1,695.00
A very fine pair of cast and engraved Louis XVI style bronze dore candlesticks. The round bases are decorated with beading and an ornate wreath of acanthus leaves. The pillars are fluted and broaden slightly before reaching the upper knop, also with acanthus leaf decoration. The sockets are likewise decorated. The original gilding is largely in place.

Origin: France, ca. 1890. Condition: excellent, no cracks. Size: 9-1/2" tall.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1960 item #1395638
Kensington House Antiques
$175.00
A vintage sterling silver figural jigger by Alvin, the sides marked off with enameled stoplights in green, yellow and red. Each light is accompanied by the words “Go,” “Caution” and “Stop.” The bottom is hallmarked by Alvin.

Origin: America, ca. 1960. Condition: excellent; no dings, monograms, excellent enamel except for a tiny bit of enamel loss to the red light. Dimensions: 2-1/2” tall. Weight: 36.8 gr.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Chinese Export : Pre 1900 item #1394614
Kensington House Antiques
$495.00
Gorgeous Qing Dynasty Chinese export porcelain vase with Rose Medallion enameled decoration. The body has a beautiful white color and intricate painted decoration of peonies, quince fruit, waterlilies, butterflies and birds. The foot, rim and shoulder are decorated with enameled flowers against a gilt background. The shoulder border is punctuated with reserves framing peony blossoms.

Origin: China, circa 1850.

Condition: excellent, no chips or cracks, normal wear to gilding, a tiny bit of wear to some of the enamels.

Size: 10" tall; 4" wide at shoulder; 3-1/8" wide at mouth.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1394534
Kensington House Antiques
$1,895.00
A stunning mid-19th century brooch featuring a pansy, the lower petals set with rose cut diamonds and the upper petals with buff-cut amethysts of a deep violet hue. The colorful flower is simply presented against a plain gold background. In Victorian flower language, the pansy represented the sentiment "Think of me" and jewels with pansies were often given as love tokens or going away gifts. The brooch could easily be converted to a pendant with the addition of a bail at the back. The original clasp is stamped with French 18K gold marks and with an illegible maker's mark.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1860.
  • Condition: excellent; all original.
  • Dimensions: 1-1/8" diameter.
  • Weight: 7.8 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, .36 carat; amethyst, 4.5 carats.
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 #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 : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1980 item #1394529
Kensington House Antiques
$1,350.00
A classic 18K gold “Open Heart” in the large size by Tiffany & Co. Created by Elsa Peretti, this design became one of Tiffany’s most popular and identifiable pieces. This pendant is the second largest of the four sizes available. The back of the pendant is signed “Elsa Peretti “ and is fully hallmarked by Tiffany & Co. The pendant is presented with its original Tiffany 18" 18K gold chain. This piece currently retails for $2200.
  • Origin: America, ca. 2000.
  • Condition: excellent.
  • Dimensions: 1" x 1-1/16"; necklace length, 18".
  • Weight: 10.1 grams.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1970 item #1394518
Kensington House Antiques
$225.00
A classic sterling silver double jigger by Kirk & Son. The two cups measure 1 and 2 ounces. Rather than being bell-shaped, the cups have straighter sides for a more contemporary look. The interior is fully hallmarked by Kirk.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1960.
  • Condition: excellent, no dings or monograms.
  • Dimensions: 3-11/16" tall.
  • Weight: 56.5 grams.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1960 item #1394517
Kensington House Antiques
$225.00
A very nice sterling silver double jigger with bell-form cups joined by a twisted stem by Reed & Barton. The jigger has substantial weight and a generous size. Fully hallmarked by Reed & Barton.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1950.
  • Condition: excellent, no dings or mongorams.
  • Dimensions: 4-1/2" tall.
  • Weight: 89.6 grams.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1960 item #1394475
Kensington House Antiques
$245.00
A vintage sterling silver figural jigger by Gorham, the sides marked off with enameled stoplights in green, yellow and red meant to signify "go," "caution," and "stop." Each light corresponds to the 1, 2-1/2, and 3-1/2 ounce markings on the jigger's bottom. This example is noticeably heavier than other Gorham stoplights we've had, suggesting that it's of an earlier date. The bottom is hallmarked by Gorham.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1950.
  • Condition: very good; a very shallow 1/4" ding on the rim (to the left of the lights) and shallow 1/8" ding on the back side near the bottom.
  • Weight: 56.9 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1960 item #1394474
Kensington House Antiques
$2,495.00
This classic Boucheron baton design has been in fashion since the Art Deco era. Worked in 18K gold, the removable batons are elegantly decorated with simple reeded engraving. Each cufflink is signed "Boucheron Paris" and is stamped with French 18K marks and serial numbers.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1950.
  • Condition: excellent.
  • Dimensions: batons, 7/8" long.
  • Weight: 10.7 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1394473
Kensington House Antiques
$295.00
A lovely, extra-large 14K gold stick pin designed as a woman's face captured in a crescent moon. The woman wears a large hat tied with ribbons. This would be wonderful converted to a pendant with the addition of a simple bail at the top. The reverse is marked "14K."
  • Origin: America, ca. 1915.
  • Condition: excellent.
  • Dimensions: head, 7/8" x 7/8"; overall length, 2-1/8".
  • Weight: 2.7 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Silver : Pre 1970 item #1394472
Kensington House Antiques
$195.00
A handsome pair of silver double-sided cufflinks in the form of horseshoes. The faces are nicely detailed and the cufflinks have good weight. The connectors are marked "935", indicating a purity slightly higher than sterling silver, and also have an unidentified maker's mark "MV."
  • Origin: Continental Europe, probably Switzerland, ca 1950.
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: faces, 5/8" x 5/8".
  • Weight: 8.5 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1950 item #1393879
Kensington House Antiques
($1495 Pendant Only; $1620 w Chain)
A vintage 18K yellow gold heart-shaped pendant/charm, the border set with alternating cushion cut Burmese rubies and old mine cut diamonds. Like most Retro pieces, the large size has great presence. The rubies have fine, bright red color and VS clarity, and display all the characteristics of Burmese rubies. There are no indications of heat or other treatment. The diamonds are of similarly fine quality, graded as I color, SI clarity. The bail is marked “750” for 18K gold. The pendant is ideal for monogramming, but there is no evidence of any previous engraving.

NOTE: The pendant is shown with a 16" 14K gold chain available for an additional $125.
  • Ca. 1940.
  • Condition: excellent, all original.
  • Dimensions: 1” x 1-1/8” (excluding bail).
  • Weight: 6.1 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: ruby, .6 carat; diamond, .4 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1980 item #1393878
Kensington House Antiques
($1150 Pendant Only; $1275 w Chain)
A classic 18K gold “Open Heart” in the large size by Tiffany & Co. Created by Elsa Peretti, this design became one of Tiffany’s most popular and identifiable pieces. This pendant is the second largest of the four sizes available. The back of the pendant is signed “Elsa Peretti “ and is fully hallmarked by Tiffany & Co. This piece currently retails for $1925.

NOTE: The pendant is shown on a 16" 14K gold chain available for an additional $125.
  • Origin: America, ca. 2000.
  • Condition: excellent.
  • Dimensions: 1-1/16" x 1-1/8".
  • Weight: 8.4 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1980 item #1393877
Kensington House Antiques
($1450 Pendant Only; $1575 w/ Chain)
A classic 18K gold “Open Heart” in the rare extra-large size by Tiffany & Co. Created by Elsa Peretti, this design became one of Tiffany’s most popular and identifiable pieces. This pendant is the largest of the four sizes available. The back of the pendant is signed “Elsa Peretti “ and is fully hallmarked by Tiffany & Co. This piece currently retails for $2400.

NOTE: The pendant is shown on a 16" 14K gold chain available for an additional $125.
  • Origin:: America, ca. 2000.
  • Condition: excellent.
  • Dimensions: 1-7/16" x 1-5/16".
  • Weight: 9.4 grams.
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 : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #1393850
Kensington House Antiques
$1,350.00
A gorgeous boxed set of 12 sterling silver demitasse spoons in the “Wild Rose” variation of the “Vine” pattern. The spoons have gilt bowls in the elongated shape often seen in Tiffany demitasse spoons. The bowls enhanced with soft matte gilding. Each is stamped with the Tiffany mark used 1873-1891. The spoons are presented in their original fitted box lined in “Tiffany blue” silk and embossed with the company’s logo. The box includes Tiffany’s original Paris location, dating it to the period 1878-1910

The “Vine” pattern was most likely created by Edward C. Moore, Tiffany’s chief designer, and was introduced in 1872. The design included a variety of floral and vegetable elements including wild roses tomatoes, gourds, irises, wheat sheaves, etc. They with different appearances, the designs were intended to be used together—a reference to the Japanese decorative concept of mismatching that became popular in Europe and America after Japan was opened to trade in the 1850s. Few pieces in the pattern were made after the mid-1880s.

Origin: America, ca 1880. Condition: excellent, sharp detail, gilding intact; box's hinge side has been reinforced with archival bookbinding tape. Dimensions: spoons, 4” long. Weight: 132.8 grams.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1930 item #1393712
Kensington House Antiques
$1,495.00
A very fine pair of Art Deco cufflinks, the front faces comprising carved natural green jadeite discs edged in black enamel. The jade plaques, with bright grass green coloring with moderate mottling and translucency, are carved in a traditional stylized floral motif. The faces are connected to yellow gold backs engraved with concentric rings in a target pattern. The front and back faces are constructed with identical structural elements, so they are entirely original. The faces are joined with clips so a face can be removed when fitting into a cuff hole. The faces and connectors are stamped with French 18K gold marks and with an illegible master goldsmith’s mark.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1920.
  • Condition: excellent; no cracks to jadeite; a couple of minute fleabites to the enamel on one face; gold faces have light surface scratching consistent with age.
  • Dimensions: front faces, 11/16” diameter; back faces, 5/8” diameter.
  • Weight: 11.1 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1393709
Kensington House Antiques
$1,895.00
An extraordinarily fine pair of Georgian hardstone cameo earrings set in 15K yellow gold. The cameos, certainly of Italian origin, and possibly several hundred years older than the earrings themselves, are carved from a grayish-green stone with white and rust banding. The images depict a satyr with exaggerated pointy ears and a leering grin, and a female companion with a floral wreath in her hair. In both, the grayish-green stone forms the background, while the facial features are picked out in white, and the floral headdresses have a faint rust tint. The gold settings have cut-down collets and a gentle ogee-shaped outer frame. The cameos are relatively thin and appear to be backed with black wax or pitch to hold them securely in place. The closures are front-to-back hinges. Georgian-era cameo jewelry is quite difficult to find. Tested and guaranteed 15K.
  • Origin: England, ca. 1800.
  • Condition: very good; no damage or wear except for a small fracture at the uppermost edge of the background in the female cameo visible under magnification.
  • Dimensions: 1/2” x 5/8” long (excluding wires). Weight: 7.1 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1930 item #1393707
Kensington House Antiques
$995.00
This classic U.S. Navy ring is something of an oddity—it was custom-made in France! The ring is an older style with shoulders depicing an American eagle surmounting a stars and stripes shield over the letters “USN”. The crown is set with an oval cabochon of almandine garnet surrounded by the words “United States Navy,” the words separated by stars. The garnet has an intense deep red color that contrasts handsomely with the gold. The design elements of the ring suggest an early 20th century period. The shank is stamped with French 18K gold marks and also with an unidentified French goldsmith’s mark. The ring is hand-engraved, so was likely a custom order by an American gentleman from a Parisian jeweler.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1925.
  • Condition: excellent; light wear consistent with age, but the design is clear.
  • Dimensions: 5/8” wide at crown, tapering to 1/8” at the shank.
  • Finger Size: 11-1/4.
  • Weight: 10.6 grams.
  • Approximate Total Garnet Weight: 1.65 carats.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1980 item #1393505
Kensington House Antiques
$325.00
A lovely 18K yellow and white gold, ruby and enamel 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 in white gold and the word “moins” by a minus sign set with rectangular cut synthetic rubies. The remainder of the text is highlighted in black enamel.

In 1907, the Lyonnais jewelry Alphonse Augis created a love token based on the poem. This example has the starburst textured background paired with a bright-cut border in a style from the 1970s. It is signed “A.A.” The medium size is perfect for either a neck chain or a charm bracelet. The pendant is fully stamped with French 18K gold marks and with Augis’ maker’s mark.
  • Origin: France, 1975.
  • Condition: excellent; sharp detail.
  • Dimensions: 13/16” diameter (excluding bail and jump ring).
  • Weight: 2.6 grams.
  • Approximate Total Ruby Weight: .04 carat.