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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1392155
Kensington House Antiques
$2,295.00
An exquisite Art Nouveau enameled 14K yellow gold brooch depicting a peacock. The bird is worked in stunningly applied translucent enamels in shades of rose, blue, green, yellow, black and violet. The curling tail feathers are set with seed pearls and body is surrounded by an assymetrical frame set with seed pearls and suspending a small old European cut diamond and an oval brilliant-cut peridot. This is one of the very finest enameled bird brooches we’ve seen. The original clasp is stamped with Krementz’ hallmark and “14K”.

Origin: America, ca. 1910. Condition: excellent, no enamel damage, all original. Size: 1” x 1-5/8”. Weight: 5.5 grams. Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, .03 carat; peridot, .59 carat.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1391997
Kensington House Antiques
$3,650.00
A beautifully romantic French Art Nouveau heart-shaped coin purse, bordered in square cut blue sapphires and centered with a heart-shaped sapphire. The sapphires have very slightly violetish-blue sapphires color and eye clean clarity. The frame is engraved in a geometric pattern and the closure is set with cabochon sapphires. The frame's interior is engraved with a pair of serial numbers, indicating the purse was made by one of the more important French joailliers at the turn of the century. The frame retains the original bail that would originally have allowed the purse to be suspended from a bracelet or finger ring at a formal ball or similar society event. The back of the frame is stamped with French hallmarks. We've never before seen a heart-shaped gold mesh purse!
  • Origin: France, ca. 1900.
  • Condition: excellent; no damage to mesh.
  • Dimensions: 1-11/16" x 1-11/16".
  • Approximate Total Sapphire Weight: 5.03 carats.
  • Weight: 18.9 grams.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1940 item #1390911
Kensington House Antiques
$98.00
A vintage sterling silver figural jigger in the shape of a thimble. The rim is engraved "Only A Thimble Full." The interior is gilt. The bottom is hallmarked by the Webster Silver Co. Origin: America, ca. 1935. Condition: excellent, some gilding intact, no dings. Size: 1-5/8" tall. Weight: 16.0 grams.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1940 item #1390910
Kensington House Antiques
$175.00
A classic figural sterling silver thimble jigger by Thomae & Co. The rim is engraved "Only A Thimble Full." The interior retains a small amount of its original gilding. Several companies made variations of this jigger, but those by Thomae are among the best due to their superior weight and workmanship. Origin: America, ca. 1935. Condition: excellent, no dings or monograms. Size: 2" tall. Weight: 41.4 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1960 item #1390895
Kensington House Antiques
$695.00
A classic pair of mmid-Century modernist cufflinks by Lucien Piccard, featuring a circlet of round brilliant-cut garnets around a central plaque of gold enhanced with a Florentine finish. Piccard more often used synthetic sapphires or synthetic rubies in his cufflink designs. The garnets have a subtle, deep red coloring that contrasts beautifully with the richly-textured gold without being too flashy. Signed "Lucien Piccard" and marked "14K."
  • Origin: America, ca. 1950.
  • Condition: excellent; all original.
  • Dimensions: faces, 3/4" diameter.
  • Weight: 11.4 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: 1.25 carats.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Modernism : Pre 1960 item #1390893
Kensington House Antiques
$1,295.00
A large 18K yellow gold Sputnik ring by H Stern. The dome is bezel-set with round amethysts, citrines, aquamarines, peridots, green tourmalines, pink tourmalines and garnets. The Sputnik design was created in the 1950’s to highlight the range of colored gemstones available from Stern’s Brazilian mines. It later came to be called “Sputnik” for its resemblance to the spiky Soviet satellite launched in 1957. Each piece has a unique appearance depending on the specific colors of the stones and their arrangement. The interior of the shank is stamped “750” for 18K gold, and bears Stern’s older hallmark.
  • Origin: Brazil, ca 1955.
  • Dimensions: 15/16” diameter.
  • Finger Size: 10 1/4.
  • Weight: 5.9 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: 5.05 carats.
  • Condition: excellent; all original; no dings.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Deco : Pre 1930 item #1390892
Kensington House Antiques
$450.00
A classic target-style ring featuring a luminous pearl surrounded by a ring of calibre-cut synthetic rubies set in an 18K yellow gold setting. Originally a stick pin, this ring was created with the addition of an 18K shank. The rubies are synthetic—as they often were in the Art Deco period—are a beautiful deep red color that nicely accents the creamy white pearl.
  • Origin: French stick pin, ca. 1920.
  • Condition: excellent; converted from an Art Deco stick pin.
  • Dimensions: crown, 11/32" diameter.
  • Finger Size: 6-1/4".
  • Weight: 1.5 grams.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1940 item #1390786
Kensington House Antiques
$170.00
A classic figural sterling silver thimble jigger by Thomae & Co. The rim is engraved "Only A Thimble Full." The interior retains some of its original gilding. Several companies made variations of this jigger, but those by Thomae are among the best due to their superior weight and workmanship.

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

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1390750
Kensington House Antiques
$495.00
A tiny enameled violet and a free-hanging baroque freshwater pearl enhance the dainty 10K gold pendant, complete with a curb link chain. Violets were used to represent the sentiments of love and faithfulness in the Victorian era. The pearl has nice luster that contrasts prettily with the colors of the enamel. The chain is marked 10K, and the pendant is tested 10K.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1900.
  • Condition: excellent; all original.
  • Dimensions: pendant, 1-1/4" x 9/16"; overall necklace length, 16".
  • Weight: 3.3 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1390748
Kensington House Antiques
$995.00
An elegant pair of Victorian 18K yellow gold tassel earrings, the tops enhanced with applied green and rose gold flowers surrounding collet-set rubies. The foxtail chains terminate in small balls. The earrings have a lot of movement when being worn, and the small rubies add a subtle shot of color. Each is stamped with French 18K gold marks.
  • France, ca. 1860.
  • Condition: excellent; converted to earrings with the addition of 18K wires.
  • Dimensions: -/8" long from tops of wires.
  • Weight: 7.2 grams.
  • Approximate Total Ruby Weight: .10 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1390641
Kensington House Antiques
$550.00
A handsome pair of double-sided cufflinks, the faces set with with oval brilliant-cut amethysts set in simple 10K yellow gold collets. The amethysts have nicely saturated, even color that would look particularly good with a white or light blue cuff. The faces are fairly large, so they are connected with a removable s-link for ease in putting them through a buttonhole. Tested and guaranteed 10K.
  • Origin: probably America, ca. 1870.
  • Condition: excellent; all original.
  • Dimensions: larger faces, 11/16" x 1/2"; smaller faces, 19/32" x 7/16".
  • Weight: 11.0 grams.
  • Approximate Total Amethyst Weight: 29.8 carats
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1390640
Kensington House Antiques
$595.00
You know you'll live a life of good luck when you're wearing this 14K gold upturned horseshoe pendant necklace. The horseshoe is adorned with blue enameled forget-me-nots, flowers that conveyed exactly that meaning in the Victorian language of flowers. Originally a brooch, the horseshoe has been converted to a pendant with the addition of a delicate 14K gold split cable chain.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1900.
  • Condition: converted from a brooch; excellent enamel.
  • Dimensions: pendant, 7/8" x 7/8"; overall necklace length, 16".
  • Weight: 3.0 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1390639
Kensington House Antiques
$650.00
The spectacular violet color of this oval brilliant-cut glows in this lovely 14K yellow gold Art Nouveau setting featuring iris blossoms and foliage. In Victorian flower language, the iris often represented the sentiment "I have a message for you," but in this instance I think the use of irises probably relates more to the purple tones of the gemstone. The reverse retains the original pinstem and folding bail, so it can be worn as a brooch or pendant. The setting is marked "K14."

NOTE: The pendant is shown with an optional 16" 14K gold chain, available for an additional $125.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1890.
  • Condition: excellent; all original.
  • Dimensions: 13/16" x 15/16".
  • Weight: 6.7 grams (pendant only).
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: 10.45 carats.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1390635
Kensington House Antiques
$725.00
The pansy carries the message "Think of me" in the Victorian language of flowers. Certainly, the giver of this beautiful enameled gold pansy ring will be thought of often and fondly. The beautiful violet, cream, yellow and black enamels have a velvety texture to suggest the feel of a real pansy's petals and the whole is set off by a sparkling old mine cut diamond at the center. Originally a Victorian stick pin, this flower is now ready for daily wear with the addition of a 14K gold split shank.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1900.
  • Condition: converted from a stick pin; enamel is in perfect condition except for a small area about 3/32" that is mostly hidden by the petals in front of it (much less noticeable in person than in the photos).
  • Dimensions: pansy, 9/16" x 9/16".
  • Finger Size: 6-3/4.
  • Weight: 3.4 grams.
  • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .03 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1940 item #1390570
Kensington House Antiques
$1,395.00
An imposing, yet very wearable Retro ring featuring a large, deeply colored honey-gold rectangular step-cut citrine flanked by lines of calibre-cut synthetic rubies (typical of the period) between lines of bead-set old European and single-cut diamonds. The color contrast of the stones is quite striking and the size is imposing without being overdone. Tested and guaranteed 14K gold and platinum.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1935.
  • Condition: excellent; all original.
  • Dimensions: crown, 5/8" x 7/8".
  • Finger Size: 7-1/2.
  • Weight: 9.4 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: citrine, 13.12 carats; diamond, .25 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1390569
Kensington House Antiques
$1,195.00
An astonishing figural pendant necklace featuring a natural semi-baroque pearl in the shape of a pear, accented with platinum and 18K yellow gold leaves and a stem, all set with old European cut diamonds. The pearl has very fine orient, with all the colors of the rainbow skating over the creamy white surface. The diamonds are graded at an average of H/SI1. Converted from an Edwardian stickpin, the pear is now a gorgeous pendant hanging from a French 18K white gold chain.

NOTE: The pendant is also available without the chain for $1050.
  • France, ca. 1910.
  • Excellent condition; pendant converted from a stickpin.
  • Pendant, 11/16" x 1/2"; overall necklace length, 16-3/8".
  • 3.8 grams.
  • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .26 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1910 item #1390567
Kensington House Antiques
$695.00
Red speckles stand out brightly against the dark greenish-black background of the bloodstone plaques featured in this pair of double-sided Victorian cufflinks by Larter. NOTE: the color contrast is more apparent in person than shown in the photos due to the reflectivity of the stones. Bloodstone, or Jasper, is also considered to be the "traditional" birthstone for March, while Aquamarine is considered to be the "modern" birthstone for March. Bloodstone is aligned with the Zodiac sign of Aries and is noted for its "healing properties." The stones are edged in 14K yellow gold borders engraved with a foliate motif. The oval faces are attached with figure-eight connectors signed with Larter's hallmark.
  • America, ca. 1900.
  • Excellent condition; all original.
  • 5/8" x 1/2" (faces).
  • 7.2 grams.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Continental : Pre 1930 item #1390182
Kensington House Antiques
$125.00
A vintage Austrian silver stopper for a wine bottle or decanter, the finial constructed from a coin known as the “Maria Theresa Thaler”. These coins were first minted during the reign of the Empress Maria Theresa, mother of Marie Antoinette. The front depicts Maria Theresa and the back features the imperial Hapsburg double eagle arms. The abbreviated Latin inscription reflects her full title, “Maria Theresa, by grace of God, Empress of the Romans, Queen of Hungary and Bohemia, Archduchess of Austria, Duchess of Burgundy, Countess of Tyrol” and includes her personal motto, “Justice and Clemency.” When the Empress died in 1780, the date on the coin was fixed in perpetuity. The coin had a very reliable silver content and became one of the most accepted coins for international trade—especially in the Middle East, Africa and parts of Asia. It ceased to be used as legal tender in the Austrian empire in 1857, but continued to be minted for international trading purposes. The coin used for this stopper has characteristics usually associated with early 20th century examples, and the hallmark on the stopper’s collar is that used in Vienna after 1922.

Origin: Austria, ca. 1930.

Condition: excellent, sharp detail, all original;

Note that the cork is too wide to fit a wine bottle, but could be shaved down to fit.

Size: 2-1/4” from bottom edge of silver collar to the top of the coin; 1-5/8” wide across the coin.

Weight: 45.0 grams.