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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1412579
Kensington House Antiques
$1,250.00
A gorgeous enameled pansy, worked in several shades of bluish-purple is featured in this pendant converted from a Victorian pin. The enamel has a soft velvety appearance and is accented at the center with a pearl. The conversion was accomplished with the addition of a hidden bail the back of the flower. 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 pendant is perfect! Tested and guaranteed 14K.

NOTE: We are offering a matching ring converted from the same Victorian pin. Item #1412578.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1900
  • Condition: converted from a brooch; a tiny nick to the purple at white enamel at the center for the flower behind the pearl visible upon close inspection
  • Dimensions: 1 1/8" x 1 1/8"
  • Weight: 6.1 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1412578
Kensington House Antiques
$850.00
A gorgeous enameled pansy, worked in several shades of bluish-purple is featured in this ring converted from a Victorian pin. 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! Tested and guaranteed 14K.

NOTE: We are offering a matching pendant converted from the same Victorian pin. Item #1412579
  • Origin: America, ca. 1900
  • Condition: converted from a brooch; no enamel damage
  • Dimensions: crown, 3/4" x 11/16"
  • Finger Size: 6 1/2
  • Weight: 4.0 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1412577
Kensington House Antiques
$395.00
A pretty 14K yellow gold created from an Art Nouveau stickpin. The front of the ring depicts a young maiden with a large flower tucked into her flowing hair. Tested and guaranteed 14K.
  • Origin: America, ca 1900
  • Condition: excellent, sharp detail
  • Dimensions: crown, 1/2" diameter
  • Finger Size: 6 1/2
  • Weight: 1.7 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1970 item #1412576
Kensington House Antiques
$525.00
A delightfully fun 14K yellow gold ring featuring a perky bunny rabbit standing on his hind legs. The ring was created from a vintage lapel pin with the addition of a 14K gold shank. The back of the rabbit is marked "14K."
  • Origin: America, ca. 1970
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: rabbit, 7/8" x 1/2"
  • Finger Size: 6 1/2
  • Weight: 4.3 grams
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #1412574
Kensington House Antiques
$395.00
A lovely set of twelve sterling silver demitasse spoons presented in their original fitted velvet and silk box. The design features a scroll of acanthus leaves along the stem with an asymmetrical shell at the handle. The backs are stamped “Sterling” (prior to 1915), American silver was not required to bear a maker’s mark. The pattern is nearly identical to Knowles’ “King” pattern. The spoons are presented in their original velvet and silk fitted box from Hamilton & Diesinger of Philadelphia (1895-1900).
  • Origin: America, ca. 1895
  • Condition: spoons are excellent except one which has a tiny ding right at the tip of the bowl; sharp detail; no monogram; box is functional, but has significant wear. One of the 2 latches is broken at the top of the latch.
  • Dimensions: spoons, 3-7/16” long
  • Weight: 77.2 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1800 item #1412060
Kensington House Antiques
$1,650.00
A wonderful Georgian 18K gold ring featuring a bold royal blue enamel plaque enhanced with a gold and seed pearl applique of a pansy. The blossom is set with a rose cut diamond at the center. The entire plaque is enclosed within a rococo floral border. The shank is decorated with complimentary floral elements. In Georgian jewelry, the pansy was used in jewelry given to loved ones with the sentiment "thinking of you". Tested and guaranteed 18K.
  • Origin: England, ca 1770
  • Condition: very good; enamel has a couple of areas of surface flaking to the uppermost layer of the enamel, so the color remains intact throughout
  • Dimensions: plaque, 1-3/16" x 15/16"
  • Finger Size: 6-1/4
  • Weight: 7.1 grmams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1412058
Kensington House Antiques
$800.00
A delightful pair of Art Nouveau daisy stud earrings, the petals formed from Mississippi River pearls arranged around a textured gold disc representing the flower's seed head. The freshwater pearls have attractive luster that contrasts nicely with the brightness of the gold. Tested and guaranteed 14K. These earrings would look particularly nice worn with a very similar pearl daisy pendant (Item #1402839) in our collection.
  • Origin: America, ca 1900
  • Condition: exellent; converted from the original screwbacks
  • Dimensions: 1/2" diameter
  • Weight: 2.2 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1412057
Kensington House Antiques
$425.00
An Art Nouveau 14K gold ring featuring an oval carnelian cabochon set in a marquise-shaped surround decorated with a stylized foliage pattern. The 6x8mm carnelian has very nice coloring and good translucency. Originally a stickpin, a 14K gold shank has been added.
  • Origin: America, ca 1900
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: crown 5/8” wide
  • Finger Size: 6 1/2
  • Weight: 1.6 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1960 item #1412056
Kensington House Antiques
$1,495.00
A delightful vintage 14K yellow gold disc charm or pendant by Tiffany & Co. The center features a "Tree of Life" bedecked with gemstone flowers. Starting with the diamond in the center and spiraling outward in a clockwise direction, the first letters of each gemstone's name—Diamond, Emerald, Amethyst, Ruby, Emerald, Sapphire and Topaz—spell "DEAREST." The tree is enclosed in a open twist border, in turn surrounded by a broad pleated border. "Tree of Life" charms were usually set with the birthstones of children or grandchildren, so the acrostic version is quite uncommon. The back is marked "Tiffany & Co., 14K."
  • Origin: America, ca 1950
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 1-1/2" diameter
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: .64 carat
  • Weight: 13.8 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1960 item #1412054
Kensington House Antiques
$1,250.00
A large 18K yellow gold Sputnik pendant by H Stern. The dome is bezel-set with round amethysts, citrines, aquamarines, garnets, green tourmalines, and most unusually, a very rare blue indicolite tourmaline and an even rarer neon green tourmaline with paraiba-like coloring. The Sputnik design was created in the 1950s to showcase the variety of colored gemstones available from Stern's Brazilian ines. It later came to be called "Sputnik" for its resemblance to the spike Soviet satellite launched in 1957. Each piece has a different appearance depending on the specific colors of the stones and their arrangement. This pendant has very strong jewel tones. The back retains the original pinstem for wear as a brooch and the original folding bail for use as a pendant. The back is stamped with Stern's older hallmark.
  • Origin: Brazil, ca 1955
  • Condition: excellent, all original
  • Dimensions: 1-1/16" diameter
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: 6.65 carats
  • Weight: 6.6 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1930 item #1412051
Kensington House Antiques
$550.00
A handsome pair of early Art Deco double-faced cufflinks in 14K yellow gold enhanced with black champleve enamel. The faces are decorated with engine-turned engraving in a striped pattern surrounded by enameled borders. The faces are attached with bar connectors, stamped with 14K hallmarks for an unidentified maker.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1920
  • Condition: excellent, no enamel damage or monograms
  • Dimensions: faces, 9/16" diameter
  • Weight: 8.0 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Deco : Pre 1930 item #1411658
Kensington House Antiques
$795.00
A classic Art Deco 18K white gold Russian braid chain necklace with opal cabochons and faceted onyx beads sandwiched together into egg-shaped stations along the length. The opals have nice play-of-color with a preponderance of blues and greens. Most station chain necklaces are quite long, but the shorter length of this example makes for a very wearable, delicate look. The clasp is stamped with French 18K marks.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1925
  • Condition: very good, two opals have small flakes on the pointed end visible upon very close inspection
  • Dimensions: chain length, 17-1/4”; stations, 3/16” diameter
  • Weight: 2.8 grams
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #1411656
Kensington House Antiques
$495.00
A lovely set of six sterling silver demitasse spoons in the “Wild Rose” variant of the “Vine” pattern. The bowls are in the elongated shape often seen in Tiffany demitasse spoons and are enhanced with soft matte gilding. Each is stamped with the Tiffany hallmark used 1873-1891. The spoons are accompanied by a Tiffany felt bag of more recent vintage.

The “Vine” pattern was created by Tiffany’s chief designer, Edward C. Moore, in 1872. The design included a variety of floral and vegetable elements including wild roses, tomatoes, gourds, irises, and wheat sheaves. Though pieces had different motifs, they were intended to be used together as a reference to the Japanese decorative concept of mismatching that became popular in Europe and America after Japan was opened to international trade in the 1850s. Few pieces in the pattern were made after the mid-1880s.
  • Origin: America, ca 1880
  • Condition: excellent, original gilding intact, sharp detail
  • Dimensions: 4” long
  • Weight: 63.9 grams
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1950 item #1411654
Kensington House Antiques
$395.00
A lovely boxed set of sterling silver coffee or demitasse spoons in the “Harlequin” pattern. Each spoon features and stem and finial in a different floral form (L-R “Wild Rose”, “Goldenrod”, “Calla Lily”, “Hollyhock”, “Apple Blossom”, “Tea Rose”, “Water Lily” and “Forget-me-not”). The designs are beautifully worked. The bowls are parcel gilt. Each spoon is hallmarked. They are presented in their original box with an illustrated guide (dated 1948) to the patterns inside the lid.
  • Origin: America, 1948
  • Condition: excellent; box has normal age-appropriate wear
  • Dimensions: 4” long
  • Weight: 81.7 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1411643
Kensington House Antiques
$5,500.00
A stunning heavy 18K gold bracelet enhanced with ornate chased engraving and royal blue champlevé enamel. Each link of the bracelet is hinged for comfortable wear, but the appearance is that of a solid bangle. The arched links are superbly engraved in a floral/foliate pattern that appears to be either mistletoe or myrtle. In the Victorian flower language, mistletoe would have been used to convey the meaning “I surmount all obstacles in the pursuit of love” and myrtle, “Good luck in marriage”. The arched links are finished with enameled borders in a Greek key design. The vertical hinge bars a enhanced with enamel in a checkerboard pattern. The design is so detailed that even the tongue of the concealed clasp, invisible when being worn, is fully engraved. Stamped with a French 18K mark.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1860
  • Condition: excellent, three areas (1/4”, 1/8” and 1/16”) of enamel loss along the borders
  • Dimensions: 15/16” wide; interior circumference 7-1/4”
  • Weight: 50.0 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1411642
Kensington House Antiques
$850.00
An elegant square locket worked in 14K yellow gold. The locket is simply decorated with an engraved laurel leaf border. The cover is set with four rubies surrounding a demantoid garnet. The bail is placed at a corner, so the locket hangs in a diamond shape. The interior retains the original frame insert. Tested and guaranteed 14K.
  • Origin: America, ca 1910
  • Condition: very good, a few pinpoint dings to back cover, never monogrammed
  • Dimensions: 1” corner to corner
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: ruby, .14 carat; demantoid, .08 carat
  • Weight: 4.1 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1940 item #1411641
Kensington House Antiques
$350.00
A pretty pair of 14K yellow gold earrings in a stylized floral design, each centered with a round opal cabochon. The stones have white body color and a “pinfire” pattern of play-of-color. The shape of the gold setting creates an interesting reflecting pattern with the opals. Tested and guaranteed 14K.
  • Origin: America, ca 1930
  • Condition: excellent, converted from screwbacks
  • Dimensions: 1-1/16” long from top of wire; 5/8” wide
  • Approximate Total Opal Weight: 1.2 carats
  • Weight: 4.9 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1411612
Kensington House Antiques
$1,250.00
An elegant pair of long 18K gold earrings enhanced with floral shaded enamel plaques. The gold surfaces are intricately engraved to add a bit of sparkle. The earrings have nice movement when being worn. Each is stamped with French 18K marks.
  • Origin: France, ca 1840
  • Dimensions: 2-9/16" long from top of earwire
  • Condition: excellent, no enamel damage, replaced earwires
  • Weight: 8.3 grams