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All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1910 item #560257
Kensington House Antiques
$1695.00
A beautiful sterling silver vase in the Art Nouveau taste by Shreve & Co. The sinuous trumpet form body is decorated with gorgeous applied silver iris blossoms and buds accented with engraved foliage. The body rises to a ruffled rim that mimics the curvy lines of the floral decoration. The foot is decorated at compass points with iris blossoms, their stems forming the rolled bottom edge. The bottom is hallmarked by Shreve & Co. with the post-1894 mark.

Origin: America, ca. 1900. Condition: excellent, no dings, no monograms. Size: 12-3/16” tall. Weight: 526.0 grams.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #560251
Kensington House Antiques
$575.00
An elegant sterling silver soup ladle in Whiting’s 1890 “Old King” pattern. The shell and acanthus leaf design elements of the handle appeared in many flatware variations since the Georgian era, and has become an established classic for its restrained elegance. The bowl is parcel gilt for nice contrast. The back of the ladle is stamped with the retailer’s mark for Theodore B. Starr. Starr had agreements with several major silversmiths who provided the store with fine silver to which they applied the retailer’s mark rather than the manufacturer’s.

Origin: America, ca. 1895. Condition: excellent, sharp detail, light fading to the original gilding, no monogram. Size: 13-/4” long. Weight: 218.0 grams.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #559949
Kensington House Antiques
$185.00
A very nice folding corner shelf of lacquered papier-mache with metallic decoration of Chinese court scenes. One wall shows ladies riding in a rickshaw while the other shows ladies strolling in a court garden with their guardian. The scalloped edge of the shelf is decorated with a gilt edge.

Origin: England, ca. 1840. Condition: excellent, no cracks, bright coloring. Size: 5” wide; 7-3/8” tall.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : Bohemian : Pre 1900 item #559937
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$325.00
A lovely bright olive green vase with molded ribbed blocking and cold-gilt gold and platinum decoration depicting thistles. The gilding is of very fine quality and has almost an Aesthetic Movement appearance. The vase uses a cased construction of various layers of clear and colored glass typical of Moser. The bottom is finished with a concave polished pontil and is marked with the form/decoration code “Q/195”.

Origin: Bohemia, ca. 1895. Condition: excellent, no chips or cracks, gilding intact. Size: 10” tall.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : Bohemian : Pre 1920 item #559935
Kensington House Antiques
$425.00
A beautiful Art Nouveau panel-cut crystal vase, the surface completely etched in a swirling design of flowers resembling columbines. The etching is highlighted with soft gilt details that bring out the depth of the pattern. The rim of the vase is finished in a sawtooth pattern derived from the shapes of the engraved blossoms. Although often attributed to Moser, this style of engraving with gilt highlights is typical of the Art Nouveau designs from the great Bohemian glasshouse Harrach. The quality of the crystal itself, as well as the workmanship, easily illustrates why Harrach was considered a primary competitor to Moser.

Origin: Bohemia, ca. 1910. Condition: excellent, no chips or cracks, gilding intact. Size: 14-1/2” tall.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Pre 1910 item #559925
Kensington House Antiques
$395.00
A beautiful pair of cut glass square bowls, the steep sides blown out into a scalloped shape. The bottoms are cut in Russian pattern, with the buttons cut in Harvard, diamond and a diamond variant. The sides are in panels of a Harvard variant, panels of Russian matching the bottoms, and panels of diamond. The panels are topped with flashed star cuts and are separated by columns of vertical fluting. The edge is finished with teeth. The cutting is very precise and extremely sharp, and the bowls are hand-polished. Unsigned. Both bowls fluoresce yellow under UV light.

Origin: America, ca. 1890. Condition: excellent, one bowl has a 3/16” flake on the outside of one tooth and a few extremely tiny roughnesses on the interior of the teeth. Size: 6” x 6” x 2-7/8”.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1910 item #559622
Kensington House Antiques
$285.00
A wonderful Art Nouveau sterling silver cracker scoop in Blackinton’s 1904 “Daisy” pattern. The handle, decorated with flowers and foliage, nicely accents the ruffled edge of the bowl. Cracker scoops were originally used to serve small crackers similar to today’s oyster crackers. Now, the piece could be used to serve a variety of foods. Blackinton made a small line of very good sterling silver flatware in the Art Nouveau style. All U.S. embassies worldwide use Blackinton flatware for formal occasions. The back is marked with Blackinton’s hallmark.

Origin: America, ca. 1905. Condition: excellent, sharp detail, no monogram. Size: 9-13/16” long. Weight: 133.0 grams.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #559621
Kensington House Antiques
$78.00
A lovely Victorian sterling silver sugar sifter in Whiting’s 1882 “Antique Lily Engraved” pattern. The simply-shaped handle is decorated with bright-cut engraving of foliage with a spray of lilies-of-the-valley cascading across the end. The bowl is matte gilt and pierced in a pleasant design that does not compete with the restrained decoration of the handle. Sugar sifters were used to sprinkle sugar over fruit during the dessert service, and are not terribly common. The reverse has a period inscription, “Wade”, and is stamped with Whiting’s hallmark.

Origin: America, ca. 1885. Condition: excellent, sharp detail, gilding intact. Size: 5-7/8” long. Weight: 25.0 grams.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1950 item #557901
Kensington House Antiques
$1850.00
Stunning late Retro leaf brooch in 14K yellow gold with platinum accents, set with diamonds and blue sapphires. The curving leaf form is lightened by the use of wire construction, a technique seen especially in French jewels just after World War II. The lower edge of the wire leaf is set with a graduated row of cushion- and old European-cut diamonds, while the upper border is accented with a row of sapphires. Two additional diamonds are set at one side of the brooch near the smaller solid gold leaves. The diamonds are all prong set in platinum. Counterclockwise from the diamond at the top of the brooch, the three larger stones are estimated at: .350 carat, I, VS1; .348 carat, I, VS1; and .450 carat, K, VS2. This is an especially elegant example of a mid-century jewelry style that can sometimes appear a bit clunky. Marked 14K.

Origin: America, ca. 1948. Condition: excellent, all original. Size: 1-11/16" x 1-1/8". Weight: 7.5 grams. Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: sapphire, .5 carat; diamond, 2.01 carats.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1920 item #557877
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$3600.00
An extraordinary piece of sporting jewelry—a brooch featuring an enameled fox’s head superimposed over various implements of the hunt. The brooch itself is in the shape of a horseshoe, each hole set with an old mine-cut diamond. A riding crop and a whip are superimposed over the horseshoe. The crowning touch, however, is the fabulous fox’s head completely covered in some of the best Newark enameling we’ve seen. The lifelike colors and are just stunning. The eyes are set with small rubies which contribute to the ferocious look established by the jagged gold teeth. Exposed areas of gold have a slight matte bloom more typically seen in French Art Nouveau jewels. This brooch is prominently pictured in “Masterpieces of American Jewelry”, which was published to accompany the 2005 exibition of American jewels at New York’s Museum of American Folk Art. The brooch is unsigned, but is definitely by Alling Bros.

Origin: America, ca. 1910. Condition: excellent, all original, no enamel damage. Size: 15/16” x 1-5/16”. Weight: 6.5 grams. Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, .1 carat; ruby, .05 carat.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1900 item #557871
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$2395.00
Outstanding pair of early Art Nouveau 18K yellow gold earrings set with aquamarines. The surmounts, each set with three aquamarine beads, support double chains suspending shields set with oval aquamarines, in turn fringed with chain drops terminating in balls. The shields have foliate decoration that just begin to show the Art Nouveau sensibility. The chain elements are textured in the style more often associated with Etruscan Revival pieces. The aquamarines are of very fine quality with superb color and clarity. The earrings have lots of movement. They are long, yet are light enough to be worn comfortably. The earrings have been converted to screwbacks, but could easily revert to wires or even posts. Tested and guaranteed 18K gold.

Origin: America, ca. 1890. Condition: excellent. Size: 2-7/16” long. Weight: 15.0 grams. Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: 12.35 carats.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #557619
Kensington House Antiques
$1250.00
A stunning Art Nouveau 14K yellow gold brooch in the form of swirling foliage, highlighted with gorgeous iridescent translucent enamels in shades of blue, green and cream. The enamel is highlighted by two tiny seed pearls, and the center features a collet-set old European cut aquamarine. The gemstone has beautiful color that coordinates exceptionally well with the enamel. The back of the pin retains the original pinstem and c-clasp marked with Krementz’ hallmark.

Origin: America, ca. 1900. Condition: very good, there is a 1/16” and a 1/8” nick in the enamel below the aquamarine, but because of the coloring of the enamel it is very difficult to see except under very close inspection. Size: 1-1/2” x 9/16”. Weight: 3.25 grams. Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: .7 carat.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1900 item #557613
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$325.00
A wonderful Victorian figural bank constructed of oak and decorated with punched and engraved brass appliqués. This is the only bank we've seen in the shape of a bank! The roof is pierced with two slots to insert coins. The bank retains the original lock, but the key is missing.

Origin: England, ca. 1870. Condition: excellent, all original. Size: 5-3/8" x 3-1/2" x 5-3/8" tall.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #555158
Kensington House Antiques
$1750.00
A fantastic late Victorian watch pin featuring a mythological griffin. This is, by far, the best griffin brooch we’ve ever seen. The entire surface is hand-chased to create realistic feathery, furry and scaly textures. The beast is cast very three-dimensionally for added detail. The top of his unfurled wing is accented with rose-cut diamonds set in silver and he stands on foliage likewise set with diamonds. He grasps a 4.0mm pearl in his jaws. The back retains the original watch hanger, pinstem and trombone clasp. The back is marked for 18K.

Origin: Europe, possibly France, ca. 1890. Condition: mint. Size: 1-1/4” diameter. Weight: 17.5 grams. Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: .1 carat.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1950 item #555149
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$695.00
A very fine Retro Moderne brooch in the form of a three-leaf clover, each leaf fashioned from an heart-shaped aquamarine, and centered with a pearl. The aquamarines are simply framed in gold collet settings with halo wirework accented with beading. The stones, 1.33 carats on either side and 1.87 carats at the top, have stunning pure blue coloring without a hint of gray. The 5.5mm pearl has an ivory body color with rosé overtones, and a very nice, lustrous surface. The back of the brooch retains the original pinstem and safety clasp, and is marked “14K”.

Origin: America, ca. 1940. Condition: Excellent, all original. Size: 15/16” x 1-7/32”. Weight: 4.0 grams. Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: 4.53 carats.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #544754
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$1,295.00
A phenomenal Victorian 18K yellow gold brooch in the Etruscan Revival taste. The brooch features a large azurite-malachite cabochon weighing more than 60 carats. The natural fissures, and blue and green color mottling is striking, especially against the richness of the gold. The setting is one of the best Etruscan frames we’ve seen, befitting a minerological specimen that would have been considered extravagantly exotic (probably originating in Afghanistan). The stone is set in a collet surrounded with a border of beaded rosettes flanked on either side with delicate twisted wire. The frame is decorated at compass points with shell motifs outlined with twisted wirework. Cyma scrolls and graduated beading fill the space between the shells. The surface of the gold has the slightly matte bloomed finish that lends the appearance of antiquity to the better Etruscan pieces. The back of the brooch retains the original c-clasp and extended pinstem. Tested and guaranteed 18K gold.

Origin: America or England, ca. 1860. Condition: excellent, the border has two of the tiny rosettes and a tiny portion of one cyma scroll missing, but these are noticeable only upon very close inspection. Size: 2” x 1-11/16”. Weight: 19.75 grams.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1950 item #544752
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A superb pair of 18K gold earrings from the Retro period. Each earring is shaped as a pair of golden flowers, the centers collet-set with old European-cut diamonds. They are also designed so that they could be worn as dress clips on either side of the neckline. The flower stems are gathered with double ribbons set with square-cut rubies. The diamonds have very nice color, probably in the G-H range, and good clarity estimated at SI2. The rubies have intense color that contrasts beautifully with the gold. The backs retain the original earclips with small hollowed out areas that can accommodate a small piece of cork, rubber or wax to cushion the clip. Tested and guaranteed 18K.

Origin: America, ca. 1940. Condition: excellent, all original. Size: 3/4" x 3/4". Weight: 10.0 grams. Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, .4 carat; ruby, .22 carat.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #544748
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$295.00
A very nice lacquered papier-mache tabletop box, the cover with colorful Chinoiserie scene. The decoration depicts a noble lady and gentlemen being entertained by a troop of magicians in their garden. While two of the magicians look on, the third is juggling four balls. This is a very whimsical design that makes this box really special. The hinged lid has a lock (alas, the key is long gone). Lacquered boxes of this sort were popular in both England and France, and the quality of decoration would suggest a French origin.

Origin: France, ca. 1850. Condition: excellent, a tight hairline at one back corner by the hinge. Size: 11” x 7” x 2-3/4”.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : American : Art Glass : Pre 1900 item #544741
Kensington House Antiques
$275.00
An attractive personalized glass paperweight by the Union Glass Co. The typical patriotic coloring is made up of the honoree’s name “John W Sullivan” in lampwork letters surrounded by a ring of red and blue lampwork flowers with small green leaves. As with all Union Glass weights, the crown is high and has very nice clarity. The glass is also quite heavy. The polished base is flat.

Origin: America, ca. 1880. Condition: excellent, normal light scratches to surface, no chips or cracks. Size: 3-1/2” diameter; 2-1/2” tall.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Pre 1940 item #544739
Kensington House Antiques
$125.00
A terrific Art Deco spun aluminum ice bucket for chilling wine and champagne. The front is decorated with a copper plaque depicting the label of a very well-known French winery in Alsace. The winery is famous for its Riesling, but also for Crémant, a sparkling wine native to Alsace. Alsatian wines are traditionally bottled in tall, narrow bottles, hence the shape of this bucket. The bottom is marked "URBA Made In France". Ice buckets were offered by wineries to cafés and distributors as a way of advertising their products.

Origin: France, ca. 1930. Condition: surface scratching from normal use. Size: 10-3/4" tall.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1910 item #544571
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$695.00
A wonderful sterling silver footed basket by Gorham. The edges are decorated in an ornate Victorian floral motif that is echoed on the handle. The scrolled feet are accented with a shell motif. The rounded sides of the basket have a superb pierced floral design that sets this basket apart from most others. The basket is of the very finest quality made by Gorham in the Edwardian era. The basket would be ideal for a small floral arrangements or potpourri. The bottom is hallmarked with one of Gorham’s earlier marks and the date code for 1908.

Origin: America, 1908. Condition: excellent, a very slight bend to the handle. Size: 7-13/16” x 5-5/8” x 5-1/2” tall. Weight: 217.5 grams.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1950 item #544564
Kensington House Antiques
$395.00
Very nice, heavy pair of 18K yellow gold cufflinks that resemble a link taken from a large chain. One cross-end is fixed, but the other is hinged so the cufflinks can pass through the hole. These cufflinks look very stylish streamlined appearance when being worn. Tested and guaranteed 18K gold.

Origin: America, ca. 1940. Condition: excellent, all original. Size: 15/16” x 3/4". Weight: 14.0 grams.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1950 item #542465
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An elegant Retro Moderne 14K yellow gold brooch in a stylized bow form, the center set with a large emerald-cut citrine of medium honey color, and the loops sprinkled with round brilliant-cut rubies. Some Retro pieces can be overly heavy, but this pin has a pleasant lightness despite its large size. The gemstones are of fine quality. Tested and guaranteed 14K gold.

Origin: America, ca. 1940. Condition: excellent, all original. Size: 3” x 1”. Weight: 15.5 grams. Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: ruby, .5 carat; citrine, 10.4 carats.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #542463
Kensington House Antiques
$375.00
A lovely Victorian honeymoon brooch in 14K yellow gold. The traditional crescent shape supports a gold violet enameled in rich shades of rose, purple and cream and accented with green veining on the petals. The flower is centered with a small prong-set old mine cut ruby. Flowers of the sort were often set with a small diamond, but the vivid color of the ruby is very attractive with the flower’s color. In the Victorian language of flowers, the crescent shape represented “moon” and the flower represented sweetness or “honey”, thus “honeymoon”. Pins such as these were popular gifts from grooms to their new brides. The original early safety clasp has an unidentified maker’s mark. The extended pinstem, though original, is not gold, but the remainder of the brooch is tested and guaranteed 14K.

Origin: America, ca. 1890. Condition: all original, the enamel has a 1/16” flake on the tip of one flower petal. Size: 7/8” x 3/4". Weight: 2.5 grams.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Pre 1900 item #542458
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$250.00
A marvelous and rare Victorian figural cigar cutter in the form of a champagne bottle. The bottle is carved of bone and has a silverplated top intended to represent the bottle’s foiled neck. The cutter is shaped as the bottle’s label and is engraved “Bollinger”—one of the most famous of champagnes during the Victorian era. The metal collar is stamped with English registry marks dating the cutter to 1883 and also with a design number. The cutter has a bale so it can be suspended from a watch chain.

Origin: England, 1883. Condition: excellent. Size: 2” tall.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1920 item #542417
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$795.00
A wonderful sterling silver soup ladle in Reed & Barton’s famous 1907 “Francis I” pattern. This is one of the most desirable late Victorian American flatware designs. This ladle is from the original series and is hallmarked with Reed & Barton’s old hallmark and the design patent date.

Origin: America, ca. 1910. Condition: excellent, very sharp details, light surface scratches in bowl from normal use, no monogram, no dings. Size: 12-1/4” long. Weight: 243.0 grams.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #542415
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$225.00
A rare sterling silver pickle fork in Towle’s 1887 “Pomona” pattern. The long handle is decorated with a cornucopia overflowing with peaches, pears and grapes amidst foliage. The handle twists before leading into the matte gild three-tined fork. This piece would have been used for pickled vegetables, but could now be used for a variety of foods. The long size is much more difficult to find than the shorter version. The back is stamped with Towle’s hallmark and the patent date.

Origin: America, ca. 1890. Condition: excellent, sharp detail, original gilding, period two-letter monogram. Size: 9” long. Weight: 28.0 grams.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : American : Art Glass : Pre 1900 item #542393
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$225.00
A nice South Jersey glass paperweight with a frit “Home Sweet Home” design. The motif features a log cabin with puffs of smoke coming out of the chimney, surrounded by the “Home Sweet Home” legend and a laurel wreath bough at the bottom. The top is cut with a single printy. The bottom is flat and polished, without the incised ring that appears around the periphery of many South Jersey weights.

Origin: America, ca. 1890. Condition: excellent, very light normal scratches to surface, no chips or cracks. Size: 3-1/4” diameter; 2” tall.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #542380
Kensington House Antiques
$495.00
A handsome 18K yellow gold brooch fashioned as a branch from a thorn tree scattered with pearls. The woody texture of the branches is achieved with very fine stippled engraving that contrasts nicely with the smooth texture of the piece of ribbon tied at the bottom of the branch. The 4.5mm pearls are of very fine quality, with ivory body color and rose overtones. The luster is excellent. The back of the brooch is marked “18K” and has an unidentified maker’s mark.

Origin: America, ca. 1950. Condition: excellent. Size: 2-3/16” x 1-1/2”. Weight: 10.25 grams.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Chinese Export : Pre 1837 VR item #542150
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$995.00
A very fine Chinese export porcelain sauce tureen with blue decoration in the Fitzhugh pattern. The oval body is finely potted with intertwined twig handles and applied berries where they join the body. The lid has floral finial. The quality and detail of decoration suggests a date in the early part of the 19th century. The glaze has a slight bluish cast.

Origin: China, ca. 1810. Condition: excellent, no chips, the inside of the lid has a hairline not visible from the outside, no restoration. Size: 8” x 5-1/4” x 6” tall.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1950 item #542149
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$1,250.00
A marvelous pair of Retro Moderne 18K yellow gold dress clips formed as a bouquet of diamond-studded platinum flowers, the stems tied with a ribbon set with calibre-cut rubies, all against a scrolled gold background. Buds represented by diamonds set in platinum and rubies set in gold are scattered around the flowers. The design is quite sophisticated and the stones are of very nice quality. The clips are perfectly sized—one worn alone isn’t so small that it gets lost, but the two worn together aren’t overwhelming, either. The pair can be worn on jacket lapels or on either side of a dress neckline. The backs retain the original hinged double-prong coat clip and anchor pin often seen on better French jewelry of the period. A good jeweler could convert the clips to be worn as either pierced or clip-back earrings. Tested and guaranteed 18K gold and platinum.

Origin: probably America, ca. 1940. Condition: excellent, all original. Size: 1-1/4” x 3/4". Weight: 16.5 grams. Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, .9 carat; ruby, .6 carat.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Textiles : Accessories : Pre 1980 item #540011
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$250.00
Gorgeous vintage Hermes silk scarf (“carré”) worked in rich shades of medium blue, cream, golds, browns and greys. The design illustrates various 18th century gilded carriage or chariot wheels, including one emblazoned with an image of the Sun King, Louis XIV. The hand-rolled edges (rolled toward the front) are plump. “Hermès Paris” is worked into the design, as is the signature of the desiger, Caty Latham.

Origin: France, ca. 1995. Condition: the scarf has never been cleaned, and shows a little smudge and a pale stain near the edge, no tears. Size: 35” square.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1900 item #540007
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$1,535.00
A wonderful late Victorian tea caddy in the form of a miniature William IV style double-pedestal sideboard with a scallop shell backsplash. The lid lifts to reveal three small compartments for storing caddy spoons and other implements. The two outer compartments have removable pegs that allow the fronts of each of the pedestals to be removed, revealing two drawers for the storage of tea. The center area between the pedestals would have been used to store a crystal mixing bowl. The front of each pedestal has tombstone inlays in bird’s-eye maple, while the sides are decorated with a diamond pattern of rosewood and maple. The hinged top is edged with holly or sycamore stringing. Figural tea caddies and miniature furnishings are quite rare and desirable.

Origin: England, ca. 1870. Condition: some warping to the hinged lid, a 2-1/2” x 1/2" area of missing veneer on the front edge of the right pedestal (not very visible because the mahogany veneer is set over the mahogany carcass), the scalloped backsplash has split and has been secured with old nails, the teeth of the brass lock are missing. Size: 14-7/8” wide; 11-1/4” high; 6” deep.

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$195.00
A great pair of Art Nouveau sterling silver bean-back cufflinks in the form of dogwood flowers. The faces are very nicely detailed. The backs of the faces and the connectors are marked “Sterling”.

Origin: America, ca. 1900. Condition: excellent, all original. Size: 13/16” x 9/16”. Weight: 7.5 grams.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1910 item #539965
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$195.00
A nice pair of Edwardian 14K yellow gold cufflinks. The rectangular faces have curved sides. One face of each cufflinks has nice engine-turned and floral engraving. The other faces have a plain surface with an engraved border perfect for a monogram. The connectors are marked “14K”.

Origin: America, ca. 1900. Condition: excellent, no monogram. Size: 5/8” x 15/32”. Weight: 3.5 grams.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : French : Pre 1900 item #538381
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A beautiful powder jar of colorless crystal cased in rose crystal, cameo cut and then etched. The delicate pattern of wild roses stands out in rose against the frosty etched background. The design is beautifully worked. The bottom has a large concaved polished pontil. Several examples of this coloring and technique, although in different floral patterns, appears in Curtis’ exhaustive book, “Baccarat”.

Origin: France, ca. 1900. Condition: excellent, no chips or cracks. Size: 3-5/16” diameter; 2-1/4” tall.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Chinese Export : Pre 1837 VR item #538379
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$950.00
Elegant pair of Chinese export porcelain soup plates decorated with a floral scene in the famille rose palette. Pheasants, beetles and butterflies are scattered among the pink peonies, orange pomegranates and blue-green bamboo stalks. The rim is decorated with a striking band of blue and gold strapwork in the Persian taste. The contrast of the restrained formal border pattern against the exuberant naturalistic design of the bowl is striking.

Origin: China, ca. 1800. Condition: no chips or cracks, normal moderate wear to gilding. Size: 9-3/4” diameter.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1940 item #537915
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$245.00
A pretty pair of 14K yellow gold earrings in a stylized flower design, each centered with an opal. The opals are very white and have nice fire. The earrings retain their original screwbacks marked 14K, but they could be easily changed to posts or wires.

Origin: America, ca. 1930. Condition: excellent, all original. Size: 5/8” diameter. Weight: 5.5 grams. Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: 1.2 carats.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1837 VR item #537761
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$225.00
A handsome pair of sterling silver sugar tongs from the reign of King William IV. The sides are decorated in a classical late Georgian shell and thread motif. The quality is very fine. The interior have pristine hallmarks for London, 1834-35, and the maker’s mark for William Eaton.

Origin: England, 1834-35. Condition: nearly mint, no monogram, sharp detail. Size: 6-1/8” long. Weight: 69.5 grams.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #537376
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$115.00
A pretty Victorian sterling silver berry or preserves spoon in Towle’s 1887 “Clover” pattern. Both the handle and bowl are decorated with bright-cut engraving of clover flowers and foliage. The bowl has a scalloped upper border, repoussed lobes, and matte gilding. The back is marked with Towle’s hallmark and the patent date.

Origin: America, ca. 1890. Condition: excellent, sharp detail, original gilding, no monogram, no dings. Size: 7-1/8” long. Weight: 48.5 grams.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #535519
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$595.00
A very handsome sterling silver gravy ladle in John R. Wendt’s “Medallion” pattern. Wendt’s version was one of the earliest designs to use classical profiles as the primary decorative element. The medallion, depicting the goddess Pallas Athena, is supported by a reeded stem that leads to the oval bowl with flared edges. The back is stamped with the retailer’s mark for D. H. Buell & Co., and with the “925” that is often found on early Wendt pieces.

Origin: America, ca. 1865. Condition: excellent, sharp detail, no monogram, no dings. Size: 7-3/8” long. Weight: 76.5 grams.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : French : Pre 1900 item #535517
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$495.00
A gorgeous Napoleon III white opaline glass baluster-form vase with an everted apple green opaline rim and an applied molded green opaline foot with knopped and ribbed decoration. The overall design is very pleasing and the color contrast is stunning. The quality is comparable to Baccarat, although the vase was probably made at a competing cristallerie.

Origin: France, ca. 1860. Condition: excellent, all original, no cracks or chips. Size: 10-1/2” tall.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #535086
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$475.00
A gorgeous pair of Victorian sterling silver serving spoons, the handles and bowls amazingly decorated with repousse, chased and engraved designs. The handles are decorated with reserves of winged cherubs hanging garlands of flowers, the reserves surrounded by rococo shell motifs. The stems are decorated with floral garlands leading to the amazing decorative bowls, covered in repousse floral designs. The backs of the handles are as attractive as the fronts and are engraved with a very handsome three-letter monogram. The spoons are fully hallmarked for London, 1894, and bear a script maker’s mark “AB” or “AR”. These spoons are extremely heavy, and are of the absolutely finest quality being produced at the end of the 19th century.

Origin: England, 1894. Condition: excellent, very sharp detail. Size: 8-7/16” long. Weight: 164.0 grams.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #535076
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$125.00
An exceptionally nice English porcelain cup and saucer decorated with pink luster. The body is molded in a net pattern with reserves that are highlighted in overglaze blue, green, yellow and iron red enamels. The center of the saucer is decorated with a strawberry motif that is repeated in the bottom of the cup. The cup is raised on a slight foot. The saucer has very deep and steeply sloped sides so the hot tea could be drunk directly from the saucer, as was the custom.

Origin: England, ca. 1840. Condition: excellent, a 1/8” flake on the very bottom edge of the cup’s foot. Size: saucer; 5-7/8” diameter; cup, 2-3/8” tall.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre 1970 item #535069
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$265.00
A pretty 14K yellow gold brooch designed as a cluster of leaves, each accented with a collet-set round ruby. The leaf surfaces have stippled and Florentine finishes for nice contrast. The back is marked “14K” and also has an illegible maker’s mark.

Origin: America, ca. 1960. Condition: excellent, all original. Size: 1-7/8” x –1-1/8”. Weight: 6.0 grams. Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: .15 carat.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1920 item #535068
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Classic pair of double-sided Edwardian cufflinks in 14K yellow gold. The octagonal faces are engraved with concentric circles and bordered with a notched border. The faces are joined by bar connectors. The backs are marked “14K”.

Origin: America, ca. 1900. Condition: excellent, all original. Size: 17/32” diameter. Weight: 5.0 grams.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Plate : Pre 1950 item #535060
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$350.00
A beautiful set of six silverplated scallop shell dishes by Tiffany & Co. The dishes are worked with wonderful detail—even the feet have a decorative treatment similar to snail shells. These dishes are perfect for butter, mints, nuts, or even individual servings of cocktail sauce. The bottoms are marked “Tiffany & Co/Makers/Silver-Soldered”.

Origin: America, ca. 1950. Condition: excellent, no plating wear. Size: 3-13/32” x 4-5/8” x 1-3/16” high.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #524811
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$3,600.00
An exceedingly rare Art Nouveau 14K yellow gold brooch depicting a Classical priestess of Comus, the Greek god of mirth and frivolity. She wears a toga and her braided hair is surmounted by a tiara. She appears in front of a stained glass rose window--perhaps an acknowledgement of the Catholic religious culture of New Orleans. The quality and shading of the enamels is simply beyond compare. The gold is finished in the slight-matte “Russian finish” often found in higher-quality French Art Nouveau jewels. The back is stamped “14K”.

The back of the brooch is engraved “COMUS 1908”. The Mystick Krewe of Comus is the oldest and most elite of New Orleans’ Mardi Gras clubs. Theirs is the last ball held before Ash Wednesday, and even Rex, King of Mardi Gras, comes to the ball to bow before the head of the Comus Krewe. In the tradition of Mardi Gras balls, every guest must be masked, and none is allowed to dance (or even stand on the floor of the ballroom) until every member of the all-male Krewe has danced with the female guest of his choice. With the assistance of “callers” using a complex numerical code, each Krewemember finds his female guest despite her masked appearance, although she may never know his true identity. Following the dance, the member presents his guest with the Krewe favor. In some years, the favors were relatively inexpensive, but occasionally they were lavish. The 1908 Comus Ball is one of the most famous in Mardi Gras history because of its legendary elegance. This brooch was the official ball favor. The exact number of Comus members is a secret, but is thought to be no more than 100. By extension, one can surmise that no more than 100 of these brooches were ever made.

Origin: America, 1908. Condition: excellent, no enamel damage, all original. Size: 1” x 7/8”. Weight: 5.5 grams.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1980 item #524797
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$1,950.00
A stunning pair of 18K yellow and white gold earrings by Tiffany & Co. and Faraone. The slightly elongated yellow gold hoops are edged in opposing white gold borders that cross in the middle and open into collet settings for brilliant navette-cut natural rubies. The stones have superb, rich color saturation and outstanding clarity, as would be expected. The stylized organic design is really very elegant. Faraone, one of the oldest and most luxurious of the Florentine jewelers, was purchased by Tiffany in the 1990s. Most of the designs created there were only available at the two Tiffany boutiques in Italy—one in Florence and another in Milan. Pieces signed both Tiffany and Faraone are quite difficult to find. The stores are now closed and the only Tiffany items sold in Italy are those that are available at every other Tiffany boutique worldwide. These earrings are fully marked with Italian 18K gold hallmarks, and also “Faraone” and “T & Co.”.

Origin: Italy, ca. 1990. Condition: excellent, all original. Size: 15/16” long; 1/2" wide. Weight: 19.5 grams. Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: .5 carat.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #524792
Kensington House Antiques
$750.00
A rare Victorian 14K yellow gold stick pin featuring a reverse-carved Essex crystal depicting a Chihuahua. Various dog breeds were depicted in Essex crystals, but this is the only piece we’ve seen with a dog that looks like a Chihuahua. The round setting, with its simple but finely crafted rope-twist border highlights the carved crystal. The colors are strong. The background appears to be silvered instead of the more usual mother-of-pearl. Tested and guaranteed 14K gold.

Origin: America, ca. 1885. Condition: some oxidation to painted details. Size: head, 13/16” diameter; overall length, 2-3/4”. Weight: 6.75 grams.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #522850
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$1250.00
A gorgeous Imperial Austrian 18K yellow gold brooch set with a reverse-carved Essex crystal depicting a pansy. Essex crystals were very popular for depicting horses, dogs and various hunting themes, but were not often used with floral motifs. This example is nicely carved and painted. The crystal is set in a simple ropetwist frame. The back retains the original extended pinstem and c-clasp. The clasp is marked with Austrian hallmarks used toward the end of the Imperial era. Essex crystals are more common in English and American jewelry than in Continental European pieces.

Origin: Austria, ca. 1900. Condition: excellent. Size: 7/8” diameter. Weight: 4.5 grams.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : French : Pre 1900 item #522576
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$470.00
A wonderful cut opaline glass egg-shaped perfume caddy by Baccarat. The hinged lid opens to reveal an area that would have been used to store a plain stoppered bottle of perfume. The milky white translucent glass contrasts beautifully with the rich gild bronze acanthus leaf mountings. The crystal is cut simply with vertical parallel ribs. The glass has the fiery shots or orangey-red typical of opaline glass made by Baccarat. The bottom retains a fragment of an original paper label and a partial acid-etched signature “France”.

Origin: France, ca. 1890. Condition: excellent, all original, gilding intact. Size: 4-1/4” tall.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #522573
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$495.00
A lovely sterling silver powder box by Gorham. The entire body and matching lid are covered in repousse decoration of swirling acanthus leaves. The sides flare out in an elegant curve that is continued in the lid which rises to point in the middle. The bottom is hallmarked with Gorham’s old mark, the pattern number “670” and the date mark for 1890.

Origin: America, 1890. Condition: excellent, sharp detail, no dings, original interior gilding, no monogram. Size: 3-5/8” diameter; 3” tall. Weight: 96.5 grams.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #521102
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A stunning pair of late Victorian earrings in 18K yellow gold with diamonds, coral and onyx. The coral bead surmounts are punctuated with small collet-set diamonds and suspend gold buttercup settings, the tips accented with black enamel and holding oval cushion-cut diamonds, further suspending an enameled gold belt pave-set with rose-cut diamonds and flanked by a trio of red coral teardrops topped with small onyx beads. Everything about these earrings is of the very best quality. The diamonds are bright and well-cut, the gold settings are inventive, and the coral has the wonderful reddish hue of coral from the Italian coast near Naples. The earrings have threaded posts. Tested and guaranteed 18K gold.

Origin: France, ca. 1900. Condition: excellent. Size: 2-1/4” long. Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .54 carat. Weight: 11.0 grams.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #521077
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$495.00
A lovely set of twelve sterling silver demitasse spoons by Whiting. This pattern, probably referred to as “39”, was most likely only made as demitasse spoons. Whiting produced a number of patterns in the 1880s and 90s that were limited in this way. The handles, beautifully decorated with a pierced pattern of lilies of the valley, blend into corkscrew twist stems that connect to bowls enhanced with repousse decoration of chrysanthemums. Exactly what chrysanthemums and lilies of the valley have to do with each other is not clear, but the design certainly works from an aesthetic point of view! The bowls are highly polished, but the flowers on the handle have a matte surface that really highlights the floral details and adds to the realistic appearance. The backs are marked with Whiting’s earlier hallmark, the pattern number 39, and “Sterling”. The spoons are presented in their original fitted box covered in lilac velvet and silk.

Origin: America, ca. 1890. Condition: excellent, no monograms. Size: 4-1/16” long. Weight: 115.0 grams.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1910 item #514953
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$10,900.00
Exceedingly rare custom-made sterling silver golf trophy by Shreve & Company, California's premier 19th century silversmiths. The trophy, in the form of wine ewer or pitcher and displaying the sinuous curves of the Art Nouveau style, is fainly reminiscent of some of Gorham's Martélé pieces. The body is decorated with a superb applied design cast in the form of a laurel wreath woven with golf clubs. The quality is breathtaking. Notice that one club is a putter, and the other is an wood. The body is raised on an assymetrically lobed foot decorated with applied thistle blossoms and foliage--reminding the viewer of golf's Scottish heritage. The ewer is finished with an exagerated curving handle. The trophy was never engraved. The bottom is marked "Shreve & Co./San Francisco/Sterling". This is a simply phenomenal piece of earlier California silver and a phenomenal piece of silver trophy art.

Origin: America, ca. 1900. Condition: excellent, a 1/2" flat ding on one side (could be professionally removed). Size: 12-3/4" tall. Weight: 941.0 grams.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1980 item #514948
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Superb Mikimoto brooch in the shape of a harp. The harp’s sounding board is set with a row of ten fine AA pearls graduating from 3.3 to 5.8 millimeters, and the strings are studded with round brilliant-cut diamonds. The neck and column, both worked in gold, are beautifully detailed. The pearls are of exceptional quality with light cream body color and rosé overtones. The luster is very bright and the pearls are well matched. The diamonds are SI1/2 clarity and G/H color. Mikimto figural brooches are very rare, and this example is nearly certainly a custom-made piece. The back is marked with Mikimoto’s hallmark and “750” for 18K gold. The brooch is accompanied by a March 2006 written appraisal from the Mikimoto specialist at Bailey, Banks & Biddle for $3,250.

Origin: Japan, ca. 1990. Condition: excellent, all original. Size: 2-1/32” x 1-5/32”. Weight: 11.8 grams. Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .12 carat.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Chinese Export : Pre 1837 VR item #513923
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$1,195.00
An extraordinary blue and white Chinese export porcelain beaker-form jardinière raised on feet. The quality of the painted decoration makes this one of the finest examples of 19th century Canton we’ve seen. The entire pot is heavily decorated in a naturalistic array of peonies, cherry blossoms and chrysanthemums. The upper border has a beautiful scalloped pattern while the lip is decorated in a traditional Greek key-type design. Perhaps the finest decorative element, however, are the feet—wonderfully shaped as fat sparrows with their wings outstretched. The detailing of the plumage is really lovely. The sparrows’ heads extend past the bottom of the jardinière to lift it off the surface. The inside bottom has the original hole which could be plugged with a cork to regulate drainage. Potting an item of this size was difficult, and there is a line around the inside bottom edge where the bottom pulled away from the sides a bit in kiln. The bottom also has a hairline that extends around 1/3 of the bottom edge. The hairline is stable and the jardiniere is perfectly usable. Considering the rarity of the form and the superior quality of the decoration, these are really rather minor distractions.

Origin: Southern China, ca. 1820. Condition: good. Size: 10-3/8” tall; 9-1/2” diameter at top.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1920 item #513922
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$1,195.00
An elegant sterling silver tea strainer completely covered in translucent bas-taille enamel. The octagonal bowl of the strainer and the handle are outlined in a delicate trailing pattern of pink roses with green foliage, tied with a pink ribbon at the tip of the handle, all against a pale blue background. The quality of the enameled decoration is superb, as would be expected of any item retailed by Tiffany in this period. The back is marked “Sterling” and “Made for Tiffany & Co.”. Tiffany often retailed silver by other major makers such as Gorham and Whiting. The back of the handle bears a period monogram “DW”.

Origin: America, ca. 1910. Condition: excellent, no enamel damage. Size: 4” x 2-1/4”. Weight: 47.5 grams.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #513907
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$450.00
A very nice Victorian silver brooch set with agates. The brooch is shaped as a modified Jerusalem cross. The stones, including banded agate and bloodstone, have good color contrast and are surrounded with delicate engraved decoration. Silver and gold jewelry set with Scottish agate became very popular when Queen Victoria started the fashion for all things Scottish. The back retains the original c-clasp and extended pinstem.

The Jerusalem cross, first appearing during the crusades, is made up of five interlocking crosses that represent the five European nations active in the crusades—Britain, France, Germany, Spain and Italy. The crosses also reference the five principalities of the kingdom of Jerusalem and the five wounds inflicted during the crucifixion.

Origin: Scotland or England, ca. 1860. Condition: excellent, all original. Size: 1-17/32” x 1-5/16”. Weight: 5.25 grams.