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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #104804
Kensington House Antiques
$225.00
Handsome Napoleon III-era 18K gold brooch in the form of an eagle with spread wings. Eagle motifs were very popular in French jewelry of the 1860's and 70's. This example features a hook from which a lady could hang her gold watch. The eagle's beak holds a small ring that originally would have been attached to a tiny safety chain for the watch. This piece is decorated in the repousse manner, meaning that the design was created by working the gold from the back side rather than engraving the front. The detail is outstanding. The back retains the original pinstem and c-clasp. The back is stamped with the French "tete d'aigle" 18K gold hallmark and with the jeweler's mark (BF).

Origin: France, circa 1870. Condition: excellent, crisp detail. Size: 2-1/4" x 9/16" (excluding watch hook). Weight: 2.5 grams.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #103828
Kensington House Antiques
$350.00
Elegant Napoleon III 18K gold brooch in the Etruscan Revival taste. The pin is in bar form with pointed ends, interrupted in the middle by a round black onyx plaque centering a natural seed pearl. The domed setting around the onyx is set with six natural seed pearls. The pin on either side of the onyx plaque is decorated with an engraved Greek key design. The reverse is hallmarked with the "tete d'aigle" stamp for 18K gold and also with an unidentified jeweler's mark.

Origin: France, circa 1870. Condition: excellent; all original, including tube-hinged pinstem with trombone clasp. Size: 2-5/8" x 13/16" (widest). Weight: 6.5 grams.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1900 item #96093
Kensington House Antiques
$950.00
Sterling silver watch fob by George W. Shiebler. An outstanding example of the "Medallion" or "Curio Medallion" line, this watch fob is comprised of a horizontal log-like bar inscribed with the Greek letters "XAPIE" suspending five discs depicting Greek gods and goddesses. Pictured from left they are Zeus, unknown, Pallas Athena, unknown, and Mercury. The two unknown images are female and probably depict Aphrodite, Hera or Demeter. The surfaces are hand worked and intentionally "distressed" so that the piece appears to truly be an ancient jewel. The handmade chain is original to the fob. The back is stamped with Shiebler's hallmark, the retailer's mark for Bailey, Banks & Biddle, and the pattern number "1043". All Shiebler Medallion pieces are rare, but this is the first complete watch fob we've seen. It could be extended with a few links to be worn as a bracelet.

Origin: America, 1880-90. Condition: all original, light wear from normal use. Size: fob, 1-3/4" x 1-7/16"; overall length, 6-9/16". Weight: 18.5 grams.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1800 item #94884
Kensington House Antiques
$1,400.00
Phenomenal formal Georgian earrings in silver-topped gold set with diamonds and amethysts. The earrings are comprised of foliate surmounts set with rose-cut diamonds suspending pear-shape drops set with diamonds and amethysts, further suspending fringes of kite-shaped tassles set with diamonds. All the original diamonds are in place and are of very nice quality for the period. They are bead-set in open mountings. The amethysts are flat-cut pear-shapes and are set in closed backs typical of the period. They have excellent, rich coloring and do not appear to be foiled. The mounting has very nice detail and millegraining. The lever-back posts are original.

Origin: probably England, circa 1790. Condition: excellent, all original. Size: 2-1/16" long from top of surmount to bottom of fringe, 11/16" at widest. Weight: 8.0 grams. Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamonds, 1.8 carats; amethysts, .75 carat.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Strands : Jewels : Pre 1980 item #94728
Kensington House Antiques
$115.00
Lovely necklace and bracelet comprised of 10mm rose quartz and aventurine beads. The strands are hand knotted between each bead. The clasps are gilt sterling silver. The necklace is 26" long; the bracelet is 8" long. Excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1910 item #93380
Kensington House Antiques
$75.00
Gilt sterling silver replica of the anointing spoon used for the coronation of English monarchs. The original spoon, dating from the 12th Century, is the oldest continuously used piece in the entire English royal regalia. The spoon is used to apply holy anointing oil onto the sovereign during his or her coronation. This replica commemorates the coronation of George V. The handle is stamped with the appropriate hallmarks for London, 1910 and the maker’s mark “CS/FS”.

Origin: London, England, 1910. Condition: excellent, sharp detail, original gilding. Size: 4-1/4” long. Weight: 12.0 grams.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1910 item #93376
Kensington House Antiques
$175.00
Rare gilt sterling silver replica of the anointing spoon used for the coronation of English monarchs. The original spoon, dating from the 12th Century, is the oldest continuously used piece in the entire English royal regalia. The spoon is used to apply holy anointing oil onto the sovereign during his or her coronation. This replica commemorates the coronation of Queen Victoria’s son Edward VII. Most of these spoons are in the small demitasse or teaspoon size, this is the very rare life-size replica. Because of its size, it has wonderful details that the smaller versions just do not have. The back of the bowl is stamped with the appropriate hallmarks for London, 1901-02, and the maker’s mark “JW/FCW”. The back also has a later monogram “M.C.” dated 1916.

Origin: London, England, 1902. Condition: excellent, sharp detail, retains its original light lemony gilding. Size: 10” long. Weight: 96.5 grams.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Low Countries : Pottery : Pre 1900 item #92567
Kensington House Antiques
$995.00
Extremely rare set of six transferware dessert plates depicting Napoleon’s great victories. The rims are printed with crowned “N”s encircled by laurel wreaths and military decorations, alternating with escutcheons with the Emperor’s signature hat and sword. The scenes are entitled “Mort De Desaix A Marengo”; “Le Ge’al Massena Devant Zurich 25 Decembre 1799”; “Bataille De Friedland 14 Juin 1807”; “Combat De Benhout 8 Mars 1799”; “Bonaparte A Arcole 17 Novembre 1796”; and “Napoleon Haranguant Les Troupes Bavaroises Et Wurtembergeoises”.

All the plates were made by Boch Freres of La Louviere, Belgium. Most are marked with the company’s stamp. The monarchy was in and out of favor frequently during the 19th century, and few of the Napoleon transferware items survived.

Origin: Belgium, circa 1850s. Condition: all are in excellent condition with no chips or cracks; one has light crazing to the glaze and minimal discoloration; all the transfer decoration is well-detailed and strongly-colored. Size: 8-1/8” diameter.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Pre 1910 item #92556
Kensington House Antiques
$30.00
A pair of carved bone master salt spoons decorated with elephants on the handles. Circa 1900. Excellent condition. 2-3/4” long.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Art Nouveau : Pre 1900 item #91965
Kensington House Antiques
$155.00
Lovely Art Nouveau sterling silver bar pin comprised of three maidens with flowing hair. Each of the faces is cast and is solid. Each is marked "Sterling", as is the c-clasp fastener.

Origin: America, circa 1890. Condition: excellent, all original. Size: 1-11/16" x 9/16". Weight: 6.0 grams.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1960 item #91955
Kensington House Antiques
$165.00
Elegant sterling silver double picture frame. The frames are backed with dark green silk velvet. Perfect for engraving. Marked "Sterling".

Origin: America, circa 1950s. Condition: excellent, no monogram. Size: each frame is 3-3/8" x 4-3/8".

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Low Countries : Pottery : Pre 1900 item #88688
Kensington House Antiques
$225.00
Extremely rare dessert plate featuring transfer decoration commemorating Napoleon’s great victory in the Battle of Friedland. The center decoration is printed in color and the rim is hand colored over a black transfer of crowned “N”s encircled by laurel wreaths and military decorations, alternating with escutcheons with the Emperor’s signature hat and sword. The back of the plate is stamped with the maker’s mark for Boch Freres of La Louviere, Belgium. The monarchy was in and out of favor frequently during the 19th century. Few Napoleon plates survived the period.

Origin: Belgium, late 19th century. Condition: excellent, no chips or cracks. Size: 8-1/8” diameter.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Pottery : Pre 1920 item #88670
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$375.00
Fantastic pottery double-handled urn decorated in an underglaze blue floral transfer and clobbered with overglaze iron red, yellow and purple pigments. The effect is much like chintz china, but with stronger coloring. The bottom bears the mark used by Cauldon Potteries from 1905 to 1920. The form and size of this vase, combined with its rich coloring, makes for a truly stunning piece of Staffordshire pottery.

Origin: Staffordshire, England, circa 1913. Condition: mint. Size: 13-1/4” tall.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Pottery : Pre 1920 item #88669
Kensington House Antiques
$165.00
Wonderful pottery candlestick decorated in an underglaze blue floral transfer and clobbered with overglaze iron red, yellow, and purple pigments. The effect is much like chintz china, but with stronger coloring. The bottom is marked with the registration number indicating the piece was designed in 1913 and bears the mark used by Cauldon Potteries from 1905 to 1920. It is also marked "Grip", probably referring to the very uncommon form. It is a very unusual and striking pattern.

Origin: Staffordshire, England, ca. 1913. Condition: mint. Size: 6-1/4” tall; base, 2-3/4” x 4”.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : French : Pre 1900 item #85664
Kensington House Antiques
$525.00
Stunning cut Bohemian glass powder jar with top-notch polychrome enameling. The lid is decorated with a wonderful scene of an 18th century gentleman surrounded by bowers of flowers. The sides of the jar are decorated with a wreath of flowers and acanthus leaves. The sides are cut in a St-Louis diamond pattern. The rims of both the jar and the lid are gilt. The bottom of the jar is cut with oval printies alternating with mitres. Unsigned, but definitely the work of Lobmeyr.

Origin: Bohemia, circa 1890. Condition: excellent, no chips or cracks, no missing enamel, only the most minimal wear to gilding (less than 5%). Size: 3-1/2" diam., 2-5/8" tall.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : American : Pottery : Pre 1900 item #85630
Kensington House Antiques
$175.00
Terrific American majolica dish in the form of a fish. The painting on this example is especially nice, with very lifelike colors. The modeling is very crisp and clean. The back has a decorator's mark, but no maker's mark. It is possibly a product of Griffin, Smith & Hill. Perfect condition. Circa 1880. 7-1/2" x 10".
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #85561
Kensington House Antiques
$85.00
Lovely pair of sterling silver sugar tongs with opaque turquoise and white enamel decoration. The quality of these tongs is apparent from the ornate and elegant piercing of the tips. Stamped on the inside “Sterling 1212” and hallmarked by the H. H. Curtis Co. (North Attleboro, MA, 1891-1915).

Origin: America, circa 1900. Condition: excellent, no missing enamel, no monogram, faint lemony gilding. Size: 3-1/4” long.

Kensington House Antiques
$375.00
Lovely Victorian 18K yellow gold cufflinks featuring small seed pearls set in a diamond-shaped mounting. The faces are connected to the torpedo backs with beautifully crafted chains. The faces are marked “18CT” and the chains have an additional hallmark that is illegible.

Origin: probably England, circa 1900. Condition: excellent. Size: faces, 3/8” x ½”. Weight: 5.25 grams.