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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1385580
Kensington House Antiques
$3,950.00
Three glowing opals punctuate each this pair of Art Nouveau 14K gold dress clips. Triangular in shape, the clips are entirely hand-pierced and chased in a swirling foliate pattern. The leaves extend beyond the triangular borders to create a slightly assymetrical shape. The opals are much more attractive in person than in the photos, and have fine play of green, blue, orange and red color, evenly spread over the gemstones. Clips of this sort would have originally been worn on either side of a neckline, on a fur, or attached to shoes. They can still be worn those ways, of course, but they're terribly versatile and could be worn on jacket or coat lapels, clipped onto a grosgrain or velvet ribbon and worn as a choker, and dangling from a chain. The clips have a a jeweler's inventory number, but no maker's mark. Tested and guaranteed 14K.
  • America, ca. 1915.
  • Excellent condition; all original.
  • 1 1/4" x 1 1/4".
  • 21.0 grams.
  • Approximate Total Opal Weight: 2.22 carats.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1980 item #1385578
Kensington House Antiques
$1,250.00
The assymetrical setting of colored Tahitian pearls against the strictly geometric triangular shape of the the 18K gold setting gives this modernist pendant a striking look. The pearls include a 8.18 mm aubergine with rose overtones at the upper left, a 9.20 mm silver-gray with rose overtones at left, and a 9.18 mm silver-blue with aqua overtones at the bottom right. All have very good lustre and smooth surfaces. The pendant is stamped with French 18K marks and an unidentified maker's mark (Ste. P with a pi symbol). We have shown the pendant on chain for display purposes--it would benefit from a heavier chain, perhaps a box link.
  • Excellent condition.
  • 3/4" x 1 3/8".
  • 10.8 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1910 item #1385576
Kensington House Antiques
$1,250.00
French Art Nouveau 18K gold and sapphire cufflinks, the triangular faces pierced in a decoration of stylized flowers and set at the centers with cabochon blue sapphires. The gold surface has a very handsome matte finish that allows the sapphires to shine. The connectors are stamped with French 18K marks and an unidentified maker's mark (SAS).
  • France, ca 1895.
  • Excellent condition; sharp detail.
  • 5/8" x 5/8".
  • 7.3 grams.
  • Approximate Total Sapphire Weight: 1.04 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1385573
Kensington House Antiques
$150.00
An elegant Art Nouveau silver brooch depicting a maiden smelling a rose. She is surrounded in a bower of climbing roses and enclosed in a frame of whiplash curves typical of French Art Nouveau. The clasp is marked for silver and bears the maker's mark of Fernand Boursot, who opened shop in Paris in 1894. THe brooch could be converted to a pendant with the addition of a bail at the top or a pair of bails and a split chain at the upper corners.
  • France, ca 1895.
  • Excellent condition; sharp detail.
  • 1" x 15/16".
  • 5.1 grams.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : French : Pre 1900 item #1385571
Kensington House Antiques
$995.00
A pair of Napoleon III green-cased cut crystal perfume or cologne bottles by Cristalleries de Saint Louis. The bottle sides are cut in a panel design that is repeated in the tulip-stoppers with knopped stems. The undersides are finished in a diamond-cut pattern. The green is a brilliant dark emerald shade. The bottles are priced as a pair, but are available individually, if desired.
  • France, 1850-70.
  • Excellent condition; original stoppers; no chips or cracks.
  • 6 1/2" tall.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1385529
Kensington House Antiques
$795.00
A wonderful 18K yellow gold brooch depicting Diana (Artemis in the Greek pantheon), goddess of the hunt, animals (wild and domestic), and childbirth. She was also the protector of girls until marriage. Here she is shown with her The goddess is shown wearing her moon-studded tiara and with her bow and arrow attribute. This design was created by the nobleman Prosper, Comte d'Epinay de Briort, one of France's leading sculptors in the Art Nouveau style. He favored mythological subjects and sometimes animals. Epinay de Briort often produced pieces for Boucheron. The brooch could be converted to a pendant with the addition of a bail. The pin is stamped with French 18K marks.
  • France, ca. 1900.
  • Excellent condition; sharp details.
  • 1" diameter.
  • 4.6 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #1385526
Kensington House Antiques
$1,950.00
A very large, heavy 18K gold Venetian Etruscan fob charm pendant set with oval brilliant cut amethysts and pearls. The gold surface is heavily decorated with applied wire-work and rosettes. The amethysts have vivid, even coloring. The pearls display good luster with a slightly rose overtone that nicely complements the amethysts. The jump ring is marked "Italy 18K." This is easily the largest and heaviest Venetian Etruscan piece we've had.
  • Italy, ca. 1955.
  • Excellent condition.
  • 1 1/4" x 1" x 1 3/4" long (excluding jump ring).
  • 28.2 grams.
  • Approximate Total Amethyst Weight: 29.52 carats.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1385524
Kensington House Antiques
$1,525.00
This substantial Victorian 14K gold chain can be worn alone as a statement piece or be used to suspend a heavy locket or pendant. Each link is reeded to add extra texture and shine. The links are open so the chain can be used to suspend a series of charms, if desired. The chain is completed with a spring ring clasp. The clasp is marked "14K" and the chain is tested and guaranteed 14K, as well.
  • America, ca. 1880.
  • Excellent condition.
  • 22 3/4" long.
  • 16.4 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1385522
Kensington House Antiques
$475.00
An elegant love knot pendant in 18K gold and platinum set with rose cut diamonds and a ruby at the center. The gold surface has a matte finish typical of French jewelry at the end of the 19th century. The pendant was originally a scarf clip and still retains the clip mechanism. A double bail allows it to be worn as a pendant. The bail's surface finish matches the rest of the knot, and the maker's marks are applied to the bail rather than to the body of the clip, suggesting that the double bail is original to the piece. NOTE: The chain is shown only for display purposes.
  • France, ca. 1900.
  • Excellent condition; original finish; no dings.
  • 11/16" diameter (excluding bail).
  • 2.8 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1385520
Kensington House Antiques
$375.00
A late Victorian hardstone pendant and pin featuring an image of Lady Liberty. Her design is very similar to the image on Morgan silver dollars of the era. The 14K gold mounting is heavily decorated with applied ropetwist, rosettes and beading. A hidden bail has been attached so the piece can be worn as a brooch or pendant. The reverse is marked by Perley Bros. NOTE: Chain is shown for illustration purposes only.
    America, ca. 1900.
  • Very good condition; the bail is an addition; the pinstem and clasp are original, but appear to have been reattached; no scratches or chips to cameo.
  • 1 11/16” x 1 1/4".
  • 6.9 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1385246
Kensington House Antiques
$1,895.00
You can nearly hear this glowering lion roaring. Decorated in spectacular translucent enamels, the lion’s eyes are studded with old European cut diamonds and the mouth grasps an old mine cut diamond. The diamonds are graded as H/VS1. The brooch is deeply three-dimensional, with a lot of detailing in the mane. The back of the pin retains the original pinstem and a watch hook. The hook would have been used to suspend a pocket watch but could now be used to suspect a gemstone drop. It is also marked with an American maker’s mark (almost certainly an uncommon variation of the Alling & Co. mark) and a design patent date of Oct 13, 1903. The pin can easily be converted to a pendant with the addition of a folding bail.
  • America, ca 1903.
  • Excellent condition; a nick to the enamel on the nose.
  • Dimensions: 1-1/4 diameter.
  • Weight: 11.2 grams.
  • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .20 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #1385245
Kensington House Antiques
$450.00
A muscular dressage horse leaps through a gold ring in this handsome French 18K gold equestrian pendant or charm. The bail is stamped with French 18K gold marks.
  • France, ca. 1960.
  • Dimensions: 1-1/8” x 1” (excluding jump ring).
  • Weight: 3.9 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1385242
Kensington House Antiques
$650.00
Centered with an intensely violet amethyst, this Victorian pendant will add a pop of rich color to any wardrobe. The gold setting in a fleur-de-lis pattern is adorned with natural seed pearls that contrast beautifully with the intense color and brilliance of the large amethyst. This piece was originally a brooch, but now has new life as a wearable pendant. Tested and guaranteed 14K.
  • America, ca. 1890.
  • Excellent condition.
  • Dimensions: 7/8” x 1-1/16” (excluding bail and jump ring).
  • Weight: 6.3 grams.
  • Approximate Amethyst Weight: 10.25 carats.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1910 item #1385241
Kensington House Antiques
$2,950.00
A classic sporting bracelet featuring three reverse-carved Essex crystals depicting a fox and a pair of horses. The gold mountings are formed from snaffle bits, horseshoes, riding crops, saddle belts and stirrups. The Essex crystals are expertly carved and painted with fine depth. The reverse is stamped with 14K marks and the maker’s mark for Carter, Gough & Co.
  • America, ca. 1900.
  • Excellent condition; no water damage or scratches.
  • Dimensions: 7 1/2” long; 15/16” maximum width.
  • Weight: 26.9 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1960 item #1385240
Kensington House Antiques
$1,350.00
French gold and sapphire stirrup cufflinks never go out of style. The strirrup (étrier) design was popularized by Cartier in the Art Deco era and continues to one of the most stylish elements in a gentleman’s jewelry wardrobe. The sides are worked in the classic curb link chain style and the hinged closures are capped with bright blue sapphire sugarloaf cabochons. Each cufflink is stamped with French 18K gold marks and un unidentified maker’s mark (“Ste DC”).
  • Origin: France, ca 1955.
  • Excellent condition.
  • Dimensions: 1-3/8 x 11/16”.
  • Weight: 15.1 grams.
  • Approximate Total Sapphire Weight: .56 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1940 item #1385239
Kensington House Antiques
$495.00
A noble poodle stands encircled in a ring of gold in this Art Deco period French 18K gold charm or pendant. The dog’s stylized design echoes the ribbed and twisted rope motifs along the edges. The pendant retains the original matching jump ring. Stamped with French 18K gold marks.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1935.
  • Condition: excellent.
  • Dimensions: 13/16” wide; 1 1/8” height (including jump ring).
  • Weight: 4.8 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1385238
Kensington House Antiques
$1,695.00
A pair of ducks takes flight from the lakeside marsh in this 18K yellow gold and diamond locket by renowned Swiss jewelers Huguenin Frères. The quality of the design and workmanship are astounding. The old European cut diamond (I/VS2) is set in platinum collet to enhance the color. Huguenin Frères was one of the leading makers of fine pocketwatch cases, and in 1899 expanded their range to include sporting decorations and other jewelry. It’s likely that a locket of this type was made for a markswoman or female hunter of some distinction. The locket retains its original interior frames and old silk liners. The front is signed by the maker.
  • Origin: Switzerland, ca. 1900.
  • Condition: excellent; sharp details; no monogram.
  • Dimensions: 1 9/32” diameter.
  • Weight: 13.2 grams.M/il>
  • Approximate Diamond Weight: .10 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1910 item #1385237
Kensington House Antiques
$1,595.00
A handsome pheasant struts his stuff in this expertly-carved and painted Essex reverse crystal set in 14K yellow gold. The bird is presented against a landscape subtly-colored foliage and mounted on a rail fence setting. Animal jewelry featuring crystals as large as this are increasingly difficult to find. The clasp is marked “14K.”
  • Origin: America, ca. 1910.
  • Condition: excellent; all original; no water damage.
  • Dimensions: 2-1/4” x 1”.
  • Weight: 15.6 grams.