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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1373378
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$350.00
An attractive Victorian shell cameo depicting Diana/Artemis, goddess of the hunt, the moon, and nature. She is shown wearing her crescent moon tiara. As a virgin goddess, Diana was considered the protector of women, especially during childbirth. The cameo is set into a wide gold frame ornately engraved in a floral motif. The back retains the original pinstem and clasp, as well as pendant hook that appears to be a later replacement. Tested and guaranteed 10K.
  • America, circa 1900
  • Very good condition; no cracks to shell; replaced pendant hook
  • 1-15/15" x 1-5/8"
  • 10.8 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1373374
Kensington House Antiques
$495.00
A fine Victorian shell cameo pendant/pin depicting Diana, goddess of the hunt, the moon and nature (Artemis in Green mythology). The setting is beautifully worked in the Etruscan taste with delicately formed bead, wire and rosette decoration. The carving makes nice use of the shell's coloring to add details to the goddess' gown. She holds three of her attributes—a bow, a quiver of arrows and a crescent moon tiara. Diana/Artemis, being a virgin goddess, was regarded as the protector of women, especially during childbirth. The cameo is indistinctly signed by the artist. The back retains the original pinstem and pendant hook. The clasp is a slightly later replacement in 10K. The pinstem is stamped for 12K gold and the setting is tested and guaranteed 12K.
  • England, circa 1865
  • Excellent condition; clasp replaced; no cracks to shell
  • 2-5/32" x 1-3/4"
  • 14.25 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1910 item #1373033
Kensington House Antiques
$375.00
A classic late Victorian 14K yellow gold curb link chain bracelet with collet-set oval amethyst stations. The amethysts have nicely saturated violet color. Marked 14K.
  • America, circa 1900
  • 9 1/2" long
  • Excellent condition
  • 6.75 grams
  • Approximate Total Amethyst Weight: 3.66 carats
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1980 item #1373032
Kensington House Antiques
$895.00
A classic 14K yellow gold "Tree of Life" pin by Mikimoto. This design is an enduring classic available only from the higher-level Mikimoto boutiques. The pin is set with twelve cultured pearls, ranging in size from 4.89 to 6.79 mm. The pearls are of exceptional AAA quality, with cream body color, rose overtones, a bright luster. The back is marked with Mikimoto's oyster shell signature.
  • Japan, circa 2010
  • Excellent condition
  • 1 1/4" x 1 11/16"
  • 8.2 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1373026
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A Victorian 18K gold locket in the shape of an elongated heart centering an enameled plaque depicting a lovebird delivering a love letter amidst a bower of roses. The plaque is outlined with an ornate border of black champleve enamel. The gold is highlighted with lightly engraved decoration which is repeated on the back. The back cover is more ornately engraved. Tested and guaranteed 18K.
  • Probably English, ca. 1840
  • Very good condition; a small ding on the left edge of the heart and minor pinpoints on the back cover
  • 2" (excluding bail) x 1 1/8"
  • 9.0 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1970 item #1372456
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$2,695.00
A pair of high quality 1960s French 18K gold earrings featuring cabochons of ruby, sapphire and emerald nestled in a spiky gold design the resembles chestnuts as they burst from their shells at the peak of ripeness. The gemstones are intensely saturated in pure tones of red, blue and green. The earrings bear French hallmarks for 18K gold and have an unidentified maker's mark "Ste EUR". The earrings have clip backs, but the levers have an opening so posts could be added, if desired.
  • France, circa 1960
  • Excellent condition
  • Dimensions: 1" x 1 3/8"
  • 19.2 grams
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: ruby, 1.52 carats; sapphire, 1.40 carats; emerald, .82 carat
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1372454
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$1,150.00
A stunning Art Nouveau 14K yellow gold locket, the cover with repousse decoration illustrating the Byzantine Empress Theodora. Though we’ve never seen this particular design before, Byzantine motifs were widely used in Art Nouveau jewels, especially in France where they were copied from costumes created for the actress Sarah Bernhardt and posters by Alphonse Mucha. The Empress is sumptuously dressed in a flowing robe with a wide jeweled collar, bracelets and earrings. She wears a heavy crown and sits on a throne. The quality of decoration is excellent. The back of the locket has a period three-letter monogram in elegant Art Nouveau script. Tested and guaranteed 14K.
  • America, ca. 1900
  • Excellent condition; sharp detail; a few small dings on the back side
  • Dimensions: 1-5/32” diameter
  • 5.7 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1371878
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A wonderful Imperial Russian witch's heart brooch and pendant worked in silver-topped 14K gold and set with 78 rose cut diamonds and a heart-shaped garnet. Interestingly, the garnet is not cut in a standard heart shape, but in a slightly curved fashion that echoes the overall shape of the pin. The heart is topped with a ribbon motif. In Victorian jewelry symbolism, the witch's heart conveyed the meaning, "Bewitched by love." The brooch is Russian, but the pinstem and clasp were replaced around 1920, and at that time the brooch was then marked with a transitional Polish hallmark used 1920-21 to remark items that had been created during the time Poland was occupied by Imperial Russia. The brooch also retains the original Russian maker's mark "KK".

NOTE: The chain is shown for display purposes only.

  • Russia, circa 1850
  • 15/16" x 1 5/16"
  • 7.6 grams
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, 2.0 carats; garnet, 2.66 carats

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre 1980 item #1371859
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A vintage 18K yellow gold figa (also "mano fico") charm or pendant. The figa is considered a weapon against the "evil eye" and a protector of creative forces, including the womb. The form itself is derived from ancient representations of female genitalia. The wrist has a traditional flowered cuff.
  • 3.3 grams
  • 1 3/8" long (excluding jump ring)
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1371793
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$895.00
An 18K yellow gold medallion pendant or charm depicting Emperor Napoleon I. The design pictures Bonaparte as a young man, but the source appears to be Nicolas-Toussaint Charlet's portrait created in 1821, the year of the former Emperor's death. This image is largely credited with creating the myth of Napoleon that lasted throughout the 19th century. The medallion has superb, sharp detail shown in high relief. Tested and guaranteed 18K.
  • France, late 19th century
  • 1 1/16" diameter (excluding bail and jump ring)
  • 12.6 grams
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Composition : Bakelite : Pre 1940 item #1371791
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$250.00
A rare cocktail pick set in the form of a bakelite champagne stopper holding a set of chrome picks. Of the many French Art Deco barware items we’ve handled, this is the first example of this pick set we’ve seen.
  • France, circa 1930
  • Bakelite is inxcellent condition; light wear to plating on picks
  • 4” tall
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1371790
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A very rare 14K gold and diamond Art Nouveau medallion watch pin featuring a portrait of Sacagawea. She is shown in profile, wearing a feathered headdress and a bear claw necklace, gazing out over plains dotted with teepees. An old mine cut diamond (G, VVS2) glimmers in place of the sun on the far opposite side. This piece was likely made at the time of the centennial anniversary of the Lewis & Clark Expedition in 1905. The back retains the original watch hook and pinstem. The clasp is marked for 14K and has Larter’s hallmark. The piece can easily be converted to a pendant with the addition of a bail.
  • America, ca. 1905.
  • Excellent condition; sharp detail
  • 3/4” diameter
  • Weight: 5.2 grams
  • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .025 carat
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Deco : Pre 1940 item #1371789
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$650.00
A French Retro 18K gold dragonfly brooch, the wings star-set with rubies and sapphires. The dragonfly’s body is worked in a stylized geometric design. The brooch currently has a double fur clip fastener, but would look stunning as a pendant necklace on a split chain (adding a small bail at the tip of each wing is very easy.)
  • France, ca. 1935
  • Excellent condition
  • 1 9/16” wide & 1 3/32” long
  • Weight: 6.1 grams
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: sapphire, .20 carat; ruby, .20 carat
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1371529
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$795.00
Victorian 15K gold garnet lover's knot hair locket. The locket features an unusually bright large garnet cabochon surrounded by a gold frame in a rope twist motif tied with a lover's knot to form the bail. The reverse features a small rock-crystal compartment containing woven hair. Hair lockets could either be love tokens or mourning jewelry or sentimental jewelry. The lover's knot does little to clarify which is the case for this particular piece, though the absence of an engraved date on the reverse suggests that it might have been a love token. Tested and guaranteed 15K.
  • England, circa 1835.
  • 1" x 5/8"
  • Weight: 6.9 grams
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: 15.33 carat
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1371489
Kensington House Antiques
$595.00
Lovely French Second Empire 18K yellow gold, ruby and pearl earrings. Each earring features a surmount set with a round ruby in a buttercup mounting suspending a scrolled drop terminating in a second ruby and seed pearl drop surrounded by an engraved horseshoe. The rubies are relatively pastel, with a soft reddish-pink coloring. The earrings have lots of movement and sparkle. The original wires are stamped with French 18K marks.
  • Origin: France, ca 1850
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Dimensions: 1-11/16" long (from top of ear wire); 1/2" wide.
  • Weight: 3.8 grams
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: .76 carat
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1371171
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$895.00
Heavy 18K gold figural watch fob seal depicting a Napoleonic grenadier (1804-1812). The soldier is depicted in the midst of tamping down his musket. The details are beautifully worked. The base appears to have had the original monogram removed. The bail is stamped with French 18K gold hallmarks.
  • France, ca. 1870
  • Excellent condition; monogram removed
  • Dimensions: 1/2" x 1/2" x 1-1/4"
  • 10.9 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1371169
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$385.00
An Edwardian gilt silver ("vermeil") locket enhanced with bright turquoise blue guilloche enamel. The starburst design of the champleve is enhanced with gilt accents in the enamel. The locket retains the original insert frames on both sides. Stamped with English hallmarks; the city mark is obscured, so we can't be certain of the exact date letter, but we believe it to be 1917.
  • England, ca 1917
  • Excellent condition; no enamel damage
  • Dimensions: 1" diameter
  • Weight: 13.0 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1950 item #1370910
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$1,695.00
Art Deco 18K gold and sapphire stirrup cufflinks in the style first popularized by Cartier. The heavy mesh sides are accented with two blue sapphire sugarloaf cabochons on each cufflink. Each is stamped with French 18K gold hallmarks.
  • France, ca. 1950
  • Excellent condition
  • Dimensions:13/16" x 1-3/32"
  • Weight: 16.9 grams
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: .72 carat