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All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1920 item #1405750
Kensington House Antiques
$475.00
A rare and elegant boxed set of six sterling silver citrus spoons in Paye & Baker's "Orange" pattern. The handles are decorated front and back with oranges, orange blossoms and foliage. Paye & Baker primarily made souvenir spoons, and this particular pattern was usually associated with Los Angeles, considered a very exotic location at the beginning of the 20th century. These spoons are the only set we've seen made as citrus spoons. The sharply-pointed deep bowls retain their original matte gilding. Each spoon is fully hallmarked.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1900.
  • Dimensions: spoons, 5 1/2" long.
  • Weight: 158.4 grams.
  • Condition: excellent; gilding intact; box has considerable age-appropriate wear and discoloration.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1950 item #1405746
Kensington House Antiques
$225.00
An elegant set of six sterling silver demitasse spoons by English silversmith William Suckling, Ltd. The handles are simply decorated with an acanthus bud. The bowls are slightly broader and more balloon-shaped than the typical demitasse spoon, so they could easily be used for delicate desserts. The set is presented in its original velvet- and silk-lined fitted case. Each spoon is fully hallmarked for the maker and for the year 1945. A set such as this must have quite the rare luxury in the final year of World War II.
  • Origin: London, 1945.
  • Dimensions: spoons, 3 13/16" long.
  • Weight: 58.2 grams.
  • Condition: both the spoons and case appear to be unused.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1930 item #1405744
Kensington House Antiques
$450.00
An uncommon boxed set of twelve Art Deco sterling silver cocktail picks with red bakelite finials in the shape of maraschino cherries. The picks are presented in their original velvet and silk-lined fitted box. Each pick is marked “Sterling Silver”. It's quite rare to find a set of a dozen picks rather than the standard six.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1920.
  • Condition: picks are excellent; box shows expected wear for the age.
  • Dimensions: picks, 3” long.
  • Weight: 24.8 gr.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : French : Pre 1920 item #1405703
Kensington House Antiques
$495.00
An elegant Art Deco panel-cut crystal perfume bottle in the "Frise Verte" pattern by Baccarat. The sides are cut in an austere panel design adorned at the shoulder with a band of cameo etched floral decoration in green. The geometric cameo pattern contrasts handsomely with simplicity of the panel cutting. The bottle's lip is also overlaid in green. The bottom is cut with a 24-ray star and the stopper is lapidary cut. The pattern appears in Baccarat's 1916 catalogue.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1916.
  • Dimensions: 6 1/4" tall.
  • Condition: excellent; no chips or cracks.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1980 item #1405702
Kensington House Antiques
$300.00
A lovely 18K yellow and white gold, ruby and enamel love pendant (“medaille d’amour”) with a rebus spelling out Plus qu’hier, moins que demain,” (“More than yesterday, less than tomorrow.”) a line from the love poem written by Rosemonde Gérard to her husband Edmond Rostand (author of “Cyrano”) in 1889. The word “plus” is symbolized by a plus sign in white gold and the word “moins” by a minus sign set with rectangular cut synthetic rubies. In 1907, the Lyonnais jewelry Alphonse Augis created a love token based on the poem. This example has the starburst textured background paired with a bright-cut border in a style introduced in 1969. It is signed “A.A.” The medium size is perfect for either a neck chain or a charm bracelet. The pendant is fully stamped with French 18K gold marks and with Augis’ maker’s mark.
  • Origin: France, 1970.
  • Condition: excellent; sharp detail.
  • Dimensions: 11/16” diameter (excluding bail and jump ring).
  • Weight: 2.2 grams.
  • Approximate Total Ruby Weight: .04 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #1405701
Kensington House Antiques
$320.00
A lovely 18K yellow gold, diamond and ruby love pendant (“medaille d’amour”) with a rebus spelling out Plus qu’hier, moins que demain,” (“More than yesterday, less than tomorrow.”) a line from the love poem written by Rosemonde Gérard to her husband Edmond Rostand (author of “Cyrano”) in 1889. The word “plus” is symbolized by a plus sign set with a rose cut diamond and the word “moins” by a minus sign set with rectangular cut synthetic rubies. In 1907, the Lyonnais jewelry Alphonse Augis created a love token based on the poem. This example has the starburst-textured background paired with the simple beveled border used in the 1950s. The smaller size is perfect for either a neck chain or a charm bracelet. The pendant is fully stamped with French 18K gold marks and with Augis’ maker’s mark.
  • Origin: France, 1950.
  • Condition: excellent; sharp detail.
  • Dimensions: 21/32” diameter (excluding bail and jump ring).
  • Weight: 2.3 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, .01 carat; ruby, .06 carat.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Pre 1970 item #1405700
Kensington House Antiques
$50.00
"Birds in Paradise" is the catalogue printed for the special exhibition of the same name at Van Cleef's L'Ecole, School of Jewelry Arts in 2019. The exhibition focused on jewelry inspired by birds and was drawn from two private collections and Van Cleef's heritage collection. The catalogue is printed entirely in color and features illustrations of about 100 jewels, as well as drawings and other source material for their design. It's completed with a series of scholarly essays. The catalogue was provided only to guests attending the exhibition and was not published for the general public. Paperback, 141 pages.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1910 item #1405567
Kensington House Antiques
$1,250.00
A very fine Edwardian sterling silver powder box with guilloche enamel in translucent ivory. The lid is decorated with a elegantly colorful painted enamel bouquet of wildflowers tied with a blue ribbon and the sides with complementary floral sprigs. The gilt interior is stamped with Imperial Austrian hallmarks and the master silversmith's for Georg Adam Scheid. Scheid was a silversmith to the Imperial Family and was particularly known for beautiful enameled items such as boxes, compacts, parasol handles and miniature clocks. This box would make an elegant spot for jewelry or other small items.
  • Origin: Austria, ca. 1900.
  • Dimensions: 4 1/16" diameter; 1 5/8" high.
  • Condition: excellent, very minor surface wear visible upon close inspection in strong raking light.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1405524
Kensington House Antiques
Sale Pending
An elegant French 18K yellow gold 22" chain enhanced with randomly-spaced small semi-baroque pearls set at irregular lengths and finished with a bulldog swivel clip perfect for hanging interchangeable charms or pendants (as shown for illustration purposes). The pendant is being sold separately. It is item number 1405532 in our catalog. Stamped with French 18K marks.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1900.
  • Length: 22".
  • Weight: 12.7 grams.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Furnishings : Accessories : Pre 1970 item #1405519
Kensington House Antiques
$195.00
A nice mid-century modern French cocktail pick set featuring a blonde wood stylized snail with a chrome shell. He's perched on a set of chrome leaves that hold the six chrome and plastic-topped cocktail picks. Cocktail pick holders ("porte-piques") were once a fixture of every French bar and café. They can be used to spear olives or cherries for cocktails or to serve small hors d'oeuvres.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1960.
  • Dimensions: 5-1/2" x 2-1/2" x 3-5/8" high.
  • Condition: excellent; tiny amount of chrome wear.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1980 item #1405518
Kensington House Antiques
$360.00
A lovely 18K yellow and white gold, ruby and enamel love pendant (“medaille d’amour”) with a rebus spelling out Plus qu’hier, moins que demain,” (“More than yesterday, less than tomorrow.”) a line from the love poem written by Rosemonde Gérard to her husband Edmond Rostand (author of “Cyrano”) in 1889. The word “plus” is symbolized by a plus sign in white gold and the word “moins” by a minus sign set with rectangular cut synthetic rubies. The remainder of the text is highlighted in black enamel. In 1907, the Lyonnais jewelry Alphonse Augis created a love token based on the poem. This example has the starburst textured background paired with a bright-cut border in a style introduced in 1969. It is signed “A.A.” The medium size is perfect for either a neck chain or a charm bracelet. The pendant is fully stamped with French 18K gold marks and with Augis’ maker’s mark.
  • Origin: France, 1975.
  • Condition: excellent; sharp detail. Dimensions: 3/4” diameter (excluding bail and jump ring).
  • Weight: 2.6 grams.
  • Approximate Total Ruby Weight: .04 carat.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Plate : Pre 1930 item #1405419
Kensington House Antiques
$595.00
A delightful and very rare French Art Deco silverplate cocktail shaker with enamel recipe decoration by Deschamps Frères of Paris. The enameled decoration depicts a pair of scrolled documents with seals presenting recipes for “Torelli” and “Winter Palace” cocktails. Both are rather unusual variations on a classic martini. Adolphe Torelli was the barman at the famous Winter Palace Hotel in Nice. His book, “900 Recette de Cocktails et Boissons Américaines: Guide du Barman et du Gourmet Chic” (“900 Recipes for American Cocktails and Drinks: A Guide for the Bartender at the Stylish Gourmet”) was published in 1927. It was among the first important bartender’s books from the cocktail era. This shaker was likely produced just after the publication. Deschamps Frères opened in 1920 and was known at the time for its interesting enameled silverplate barware, but the items are quite rare today and the enamel is often in poor condition. The bottom is stamped with Deschamps’ maker’s mark.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1927.
  • Dimensions: 8-1/4” tall.
  • Condition: good; no dings; some yellow enamel loss; isolated pitting, light dulling and superficial scuffs to some areas of the plating.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Continental : Pre 1900 item #1405377
Kensington House Antiques
$350.00
A superb late 19th century first standard (950/1000 pure) silver berry spoon with a shell-form gilt bowl. These spoons were originally intended for serving strawberries. The front of the handle is decorated with a twisting wreath of holly leaves and berries, and the back with a similar wreath of thistles. The bowl is beautifully worked in the shape of a scallop shell. Improvements in agriculture and railways made strawberries widely available to the wealthy classes in the 1870s. Special implements such as this were needed to compete the experience. Today, it could be used for any sort of desert or even hors d’oeuvres. The spoon is stamped with French silver marks and with an illegible maker’s mark. The quality of workmanship is easily on par with the great makers such as Odiot and Puiforcat.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1880.
  • Dimensions: 8-3/4” long.
  • Condition: mint; gilding completely intact.
  • Weight: 99.5 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1405376
Kensington House Antiques
$2,950.00
A wonderful Victorian 14K gold fancy watch chain featuring large links that we’d now call “Gucci links” in rose gold, alternating with smaller connector links in a slightly more yellow shade. Each of the large links is pierced with a star motif and the edges are enhanced with a fluted and ribbed pattern. The smaller links are chased in a floral pattern. The chain is finished with a ring and t-bar closure. The chain has a very substantial, “chunky” appearance, but is of moderate weight and comfortable for regular wear. Tested and guaranteed 14K.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1880.
  • Dimensions: large link width, 13/32”; overall length, 18”.
  • Weight: 38.4 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1950 item #1405375
Kensington House Antiques
$2,750.00
A classically elegant pair of 18K yellow gold and blue sapphire cufflinks in a highly-functional “wrap-around” style. The cufflinks comprise a doubled length of Russian braid chain that passes through the cuff hole and attaches on the other side to the solid clasp. The chains are comfortable to wear, flexing easily, but staying firmly closed from the tension of the cuff fabric. The clasps are set at either end with a rich blue sapphire cabochon. Each cufflink is fully stamped with French 18K gold marks, the master goldsmith’s mark and a serial number, and is signed “Boucheron.”
  • Origin: France, ca. 1950.
  • Dimensions: clasp length 15/16”; chain diameter, 3mm.
  • Approximate Total Sapphire Weight: 1.68 carats.
  • Weight: 14.6 grams.
  • Condition: excellent; all original.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Silver : Pre 1950 item #1405374
Kensington House Antiques
$195.00
A striking pair of David-Andersen sterling silver double-sided cufflinks, the faces decorated with guilloche enamel in a translucent deep red shade. The underlying engine-turned engraving is in a sunburst pattern. The hinged connectors are marked with appropriate sterling silver hallmarks and the maker’s mark used from 1925.
  • Origin: Norway, ca. 1930.
  • Face Dimensions: 31/32” x 15/16”.
  • Weight: 11.6 grams.
  • Condition: excellent; tiny age-appropriate surface wear visible under 10x magnification.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Plate : Pre 1940 item #1405371
Kensington House Antiques
$125.00
An elegant French Art Deco silverplate jigger in the form of a champagne bucket. The form is completed by a pair of spherical handles typical of champagne coolers of the era. The bottom is stamped with an illegible maker’s mark.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1930.
  • Dimensions: 1-7/8” diameter; 2” high.
  • Condition: excellent; no dings; a 2mm area of plating wear to the interior near the bottom.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Furnishings : Accessories : Pre 1960 item #1405370
Kensington House Antiques
$135.00
A carved horn cocktail pick set in the form of a flying bird that looks rather like an albatross. The bird has inset glass eyes. The natural coloring of the horn is used to good effect in the bird’s wing and tail feathers. The set is completed with a holder containing ten cocktail picks with horn finials. Cocktail pick holders (“porte-piques”) were once a fixture on the bar of every café in France and were sometimes used in the home as well. Horn sets were popular in the 1950s. Usually made in the Auvergne, the sets were a by-product of the region’s renowned cattle industry. Because the picks have tines, they can be used to spear cherries or olives for cocktails or to serve small hors d’oeuvres.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1950.
  • Dimensions: 7-3/4” x 3-5/8” x 4” high.
  • Condition: excellent; minor flaking at the bottom edge consistent with age and use.