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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1413090
Kensington House Antiques
$2,495.00
A superb pair of Victorian drop earrings featuring old European cut diamonds in buttercup settings surrounding oval mixed-cut rubies. The diamonds are separated with radiating lines of black taille d'epargne enamel. The rubies have a classic slightly purplish-red color with good intensity and eye-clean clarity. All rubies fluouresce in natural sunlight to some degree, and these rubies have a particularly strong reaction in bright sunlight, turning an intense red. The microscopic inclusions in the rubies indicate that they are unheated, and the probable source is Burma. The diamonds are F/VVS2. Tested and guaranteed 14K.
    Origin: America, ca. 1890
  • Condition: no damage to stones or enamel; replaced wires
  • Dimensions: 11/16" diameter; 1" long from top of wire
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: ruby, .50 carat; diamond, .60 carat
  • Weight: 5.8 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1413050
Kensington House Antiques
$1,795.00
An elegant pair of Victorian 18K yellow gold earrings fashioned as lover’s knots, with neither beginning nor end. The gold surfaces are decorated with an ornate foliate pattern, enhanced with flush-mounted antique cushion-cut diamonds, sapphires and rubies. The gemstones are of fine quality, with deeply saturated color and eye-clean clarity. The use of red, white and blue stones was particularly popular around the time of the American Centennial celebration in 1876. Tested and guaranteed 18K.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1876
  • Condition: excellent; replaced wires
  • Dimensions: 3/4” x 1-1/8” from top of wire
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, .52 carat; ruby, .23 carat; sapphire, .23 carat
  • Weight: 8.7 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1980 item #1413048
Kensington House Antiques
$1,495.00
A lovely and weighty vintage 18K yellow gold oval locket, the front cover enhanced with a finely-worked net motif studded with nearly a half-carat small round brilliant cut diamonds in a résille (net) pattern. The diamonds offer a nice bit of glitter without being overwhelming. The back of the locket is stamped with the maker’s mark and English 18K hallmarks.
  • Origin: England, 1974-99
  • Condition: excellent, no dings or monograms
  • Dimensions: 15/16” x 1-3/16” excluding bail
  • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .50 carat
  • Weight: 15.1 grams.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1970 item #1413046
Kensington House Antiques
$180.00
A classic sterling silver double jigger, the stem enhanced with incised lines. The jigger is marked "Sterling".
  • Origin: America, ca. 1960
  • Condition: excellent, no dings or monograms
  • Dimensions: 3-5/16" tall
  • Weight 55.2 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1950 item #1413044
Kensington House Antiques
$1,850.00
A fine Retro leaf brooch worked in 14K yellow gold and platinum set with diamonds and sapphires. The curved leaf is lightened by the use of wire construction, a technique often seen in French jewelry of the period. The lower edge of the wire leaf is enhanced with antique cushion and old European cut diamonds, and the upper edge with a row of blue sapphires. Two larger old European diamonds are nestled among the solid leaves to one side. The three largest diamonds range from .55 to .30 carat. All are SI1 clarity I-J color. The sapphires have bright pure blue color and eye-clean clarity. The design is versatile and the pin can be worn horizontally with the wire leaf to the left or vertically with the wire leaf at the bottom.

The use of such a range of antique diamond cuts in a piece of this era suggests that the pin was custom-made using diamonds (and possibly the gold) from one of the client's older jewels. This was a common practice during the shortages of World War II. The pinstem is stamped "14K."
  • Origin: America, ca 1948
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 1-23/32" x 1-1/8"
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, 1.66 carats; sapphire, .46 carat.
  • Weight: 7.5 grams
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1960 item #1413036
Kensington House Antiques
$260.00
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: very good, a small ding on the bottom edge visible in raking light; professionally polished Weight: 53.5 grams
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1970 item #1412950
Kensington House Antiques
$295.00
A Modernist sterling silver graduated jigger by Tiffany marked off in half-ounce increments. The bottom is marked “Tiffany & Co./Makers/Sterling Silver/22714.”
  • Origin: America, ca. 1965
  • Condition: very good, a few very small pinpoint dings on the bottom, no monogram
  • Dimensions: 1-7/8” tall
  • Weight: 43.3 grams
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Plate : Pre 1940 item #1412948
Kensington House Antiques
$350.00
This wonderfully inventive Art Deco silverplate jigger measures 3/4, 1, 1-1/2 and 2 ounces. The cube joining the various cups shows measurements on one side and is stamped with the hallmark for Benedict Manufacturing Company (1894-1953) on the other. The cube is perfectly weighted so the jigger does not tip over when the upper cup is filled. This implement was created by the noted modernist designer Albert F. Saunders as a part of Benedict's "Modernistic" line. It was made in extremely small quantities and originals are very difficult to find.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1930
  • Condition: very good; one pinpoint ding; minimal plating wear
  • Dimensions: 4-13/16” x 3-5/8”
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Modernism : Pre 1970 item #1412906
Kensington House Antiques
$3,800.00
An extraordinary 18K gold and gemstone ring by H Stern in the brutalist style of the 1950s and 60s. The design ethic is evident in the jagged outlines, arching construction and jarring color juxtapositions. As with all H Stern jewelry of the period, the amethysts, peridots and hessonite garnets are of excellent quality. The gold surfaces are stippled for additional interest. This ring surpasses being mere jewelry, becoming architecture for the hand. The interior of the shank is stamped with Stern's hallmark.
  • Origin: Brazil, ca. 1965
  • Condition: excellent.
  • Dimensions: crown, 1-7/16" wide
  • Finger Size: 9
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: hessonite garnet, 2.16 carats; peridot, 1.83 carats; amethyst, 1.8 carats
  • Weight: 17.8 grams
All Items : Vintage Arts : Furnishings : Accessories : Pre 1940 item #1412905
Kensington House Antiques
$325.00
A French Art Deco cocktail pick set in the unusual form of a large snail accompanied by a pair of baby snails. The snail is usually alone or perhaps with just one smaller one. They are worked in chrome and are set on a mahogany base. The design is by the famed French Art Deco illustrator Benjamin Rabier, who had a side jpb designing entertaining barware. The twelve picks have unusual green bakelite finials. Sets such as this were used on bar and café counters to serve cocktail garnishes, canapés, or even escargot.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1930
  • Condition: excellent; very light wear to wooden edges; all original
  • Dimensions: 7” x 3-1/8” x 4-1/4”.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1412903
Kensington House Antiques
$450.00
An elegant pair of drop earrings featuring a cushion cut ruby surrounded by rosecut diamonds and seed pearls. The diamonds are set in platinum. The whole is finished with a pierced gallery. The rubies have nice color that contrasts beautifully with the pearls and glittery diamonds. The earrings were created from a French Victorian bar pin with the addition of new 18K wires. Tested and guaranteed 18K and platinum.
  • Origin: France, ca 1890
  • Condition: excellent; converted from a pin
  • Dimenions: drops, 3/8" diameter; length from top of wires, 13/16"
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: ruby, .22 carat; diamond, .10 carat
  • Weight; 1.5 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1412900
Kensington House Antiques
$1,450.00
A spectacular 14K gold horsehoe brooch updated as an elegant pendant necklace. The sapphires are very fine quality with bright violet-blue color ad eye-clean clarity. There is no evidence of heat treatment. The sapphires alternate with pearls of similarly fine quality. Tested and guaranteed 14K. When turned points up, horseshoes collect and capture good luck!
  • Origin: America, ca 1920
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: pendant, 1-5/8" x 1-7/16"; length, 21-1/4"
  • Approximate Total Sapphire Weight: 3.31 carats
  • Weight: 9.4 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #1412897
Kensington House Antiques
$1,295.00
A delightful vintage 18K yellow gold bird pin, the body formed from a oval cabochon turquoise, and the head and wings from textured gold. The eye set with a cabochon sapphire surrounded by small single-cut diamonds. The tail feathers are accented diamonds set in white gold feathers. The branch has a single turquoise and diamond flower. The design is clearly a nod to Van Cleef & Arpels' "La Boutique" collection which was inspired by early animated cartoon characters. Tested and guaranteed 18K gold.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1955
  • Condition: excellent, all original
  • Dimensions: 1-5/8” x 1-1/4”: Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, .75 carat; sapphire, .13 carat; turquoise, 9.10 carats.
  • Weight: 18.5 grams.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1950 item #1412859
Kensington House Antiques
$350.00
A handsome sterling silver rollover jigger by Cartier. The jigger's two arms rest across the top of a glass or cocktail shaker. After filling, it's simply flipped over the empty the contents without making a mess. The bottom is marked "Cartier Sterling", indicating it would have been sold at Cartier's flagship New York store.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1940
  • Condition: excellent, no dings
  • Dimensions: 5-13/16" wide
  • Weight: 47.8 grams
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1960 item #1412858
Kensington House Antiques
$275.00
A handsome mid-century sterling silver gavel-style double jigger with a turned ebony handle. Gavel jiggers are usually in a more traditional style, but the plain lines of the silver and relatively simple handle give this example a nice mid-century modernist feel. The jigger is marked by Boardman, a silversmith who sold under their own mark and also manufactured barware for Cartier's New York store.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1950
  • Condition: excellent, no dings
  • Dimensions: rim to rim, 3-3/8"; length, 5-1/8"
  • Weight: 57.9 grams
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1940 item #1412857
Kensington House Antiques
$175.00
A classic figural sterling silver thimble jigger, the rim engraved "Only A Thimble Full". The workmanship of this jigger is very good and the engraving is among the nicest we've seen. Marked "Sterling." It was likely made by either Watson or Thomae.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1935
  • Condition: excellent, no dings or monograms
  • Dimensions: 1-29/32" tall
  • Weight: 36.7 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Deco : Pre 1930 item #1412583
Kensington House Antiques
$245.00
A nice Art Deco 14K white gold bar link chain. The bars alternate with groups of three round links. The bars reflect light, so the chain has a pleasant shimmer. The clasp is marked "14K".
  • Origin: America, ca. 1925
  • Condition: excellent
  • Length: 21-3/4"
  • Weight: 3.1 grams
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1960 item #1412581
Kensington House Antiques
$215.00
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: very good, three dings (one on the side and two under the very edge of the bottom rim; enamel stoplights have excellent color; professionally polished
  • Weight: 51.1 grams