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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 : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1364427
Kensington House Antiques
$1,800.00
A stunning enameled 14K yellow gold brooch and matching earrings by Krementz. The flowers and leaves are expertly worked in the iridescent translucent enamel characteristic of the best pieces from Newark. The violets are centered with small pearls. Each of the three pieces is stamped with Krementz' 14K mark. The earrings retain their original screwbacks, which could be changed to posts at the buyer's discretion.

Origin: America, ca. 1915. Condition: excellent, no enamel damage, all original. Dimensions: brooch, 1-3/8" x 1-1/2"; earrings, 1" x 3/4". Weight: 16.4 gr.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1369722
Kensington House Antiques
$1,795.00
A beautiful late Victorian 18K yellow gold and platinum ring set with a 1/2-carat oval ruby bordered with rose cut diamonds set in platinum. The ruby is graded as slightly purplish-red color, medium-dark tone and moderately strong saturation (slpR 6/4) and shows no indicated of heat or other treatment. The carat weight of rose cut diamonds cannot be accurately determined by measurement, but they have the visual appearance of being about a half carat in total weight. Tested and guaranteed 18K gold and platinum.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1900
  • Very good condition; the back of the shank is an old sizing replacement that was obviously custom-made to match
  • Dimensions: crown, 7/8” diameter
  • Finger Size: 7-1/4
  • Weight: 3.4 grams
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: ruby, .50 carat; diamond, .50 carat
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1930 item #1403311
Kensington House Antiques
$1,795.00
An extremely rare set of 12 sterling silver and enamel tea or coffee spoons from the "Cymric" line produced by Liberty & Co. in partnership with the Birmingham silversmith William Hair Haseler. The stems of the spoons have an incised trailing motif accented with translucent shaded enamels in blue and green. Only a few designers produced spoon designs for the Cymric line, and this style is typical of designs by Archibald Knox around 1910. Each spoon is fully stamped with Liberty’s hallmark and the city and date marks for Birmingham, 1927-8. The spoons are presented in their original silk-lined fitted case, the lid impressed with Liberty’s logo.
  • Origin: England, 1927.
  • Condition: excellent, no enamel damage, one spoon has a slight flattening at the very tip of the bowl; box in very good condition.
  • Dimensions: 4-3/8” long.
  • Weight: 148.4 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 : Platinum : Vintage : Pre 1920 item #1434866
Kensington House Antiques
$1,795.00
A very fine Art Nouveau pendant formed from an exceptionally large natural freshwater pearl mounted in platinum and gold and set with diamonds. The floral platinum mounting features a .15 carat old European diamond and nine single-cut diamonds. The bail is shaped as a clover and is set with three additional diamonds. The pearl has fine luster with rose and green orient. Tested and guaranteed platinum and 14K gold. The contemporary chain is 14K white gold.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1910
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: pendant, 1-9/16" x 1/2"; chain, 16"
  • Weight: 5.5 grams
  • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .45 carat
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1454589
Kensington House Antiques
$1,795.00
An impressively sized 14K gold locket ornately decorated in the Etruscan style with rosettes, shaped appliques, and rope twists. The center features a bouquet worked with rose gold foliage and platinum blossoms and buds. Exposed areas of gold have a soft bloomed finish. The back features an oval hinged locket opening. The locket retains the original matching bail. Tested and guaranteed 14K gold.
  • Origin: America, ca 1860
  • Condition: excellent, a few very minor dings on the back locket cover
  • Dimensions: 1-3/8” x 2-5/8 long (including bail)
  • Weight: 18.0 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1455796
Kensington House Antiques
$1,795.00
An extraordinarily fine Victorian 14K yellow gold and enamel pocket watch chain in the Aesthetic style. The heavy chain comprises ribbed open links joined by doubly-interlocking textured open links. Near each end, the chain is set with a shell-motif bead accented with opaque black taille d’epargne enamel. The original t-bar is heavily decorated with acanthus leaves and geometric motifs typical of the Aesthetic era, all enhanced with enamel. At 15-1/4” long, the chain is just long enough to be worn about the neck as a short necklace or doubled twice at the wrist as a bracelet. And of course, it can still be used with a pocket watch and fob. Tested and guaranteed 14K.

Origin: America, ca. 1870. Condition: excellent, all original, enamel intact. Size: 15-1/4” long. Weight: 27.0 gr.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1950 item #1456189
Kensington House Antiques
$1,795.00
A marvelous pair of Retro Moderne 18K yellow gold dress clips formed as a bouquet of diamond-studded platinum flowers, the stems tied with a ribbon set with calibre-cut rubies, all against a scrolled gold background. Buds represented by diamonds set in platinum and rubies set in gold are scattered around the flowers. The design is quite sophisticated and the stones are of very nice quality. The clips are perfectly sized—one worn alone isn’t so small that it gets lost, but the two worn together aren’t overwhelming, either. The pair can be worn on jacket lapels or on either side of a dress neckline. The backs retain the original hinged double-prong coat clip and anchor pin often seen on better French jewelry of the period. A good jeweler could convert the clips to be worn as either pierced or clip-back earrings. Tested and guaranteed 18K gold and platinum.

Origin: probably America, ca. 1940.

Condition: excellent, all original.

Size: 1-1/4” x 3/4".

Weight: 16.5 grams.

Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, .9 carat; ruby, .6 carat.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1960 item #1469856
Kensington House Antiques
$1,795.00
A handsome pair of double-faced cufflinks, the platinum faces engraved in a basketweave pattern bordered with a ring of white champleve enamel. Each face is centered with a 10-point diamond (J color/SI2 clarity) in a mix of old European and modern brilliant cuts. The faces are joined with arched gold connectors. The connectors are stamped for 18K and the platinum parts are tested and guaranteed platinum.
  • Origin: likely Switzerland, ca 1955
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: faces, 5/8” diameter
  • Weight: 14.6 grams
  • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .40 carat
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : American : Blown Glass : Pre 1900 item #593868
Kensington House Antiques
$1,750.00
A classic Sandwich glass hyacinth vase in a rich teal shade. The vase is entirely hand blown and shows the traces of hand marvering. The deeply concave base has a rough pontil and a basal ring showing the expected wear. Hyacinth vases, sometimes called tuplip vases or bulb vases, were used to force flowering bulbs for wintertime blooms indoors. They were quite the rage and some Victorian homes had numbers of vases arrayed on windowsills. Pieces by Sandwich are uncommon. An identical example to this, except in cobalt blue and with a large rim chip, sold at auction in July 2006 for $2127.50.

Origin: America, ca. 1870. Condition: excellent, no chips or cracks. Size: 9-1/4" tall.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1980 item #1222111
Kensington House Antiques
$1750.00
A fine pair of 18K yellow gold cufflinks, fashioned as a comet, each of the heads set with a cabochon pink tourmaline and the tails set with a string of graduated round brilliant-cut diamonds. The diamonds are graded as J color, SI2 clarity. Comet jewelry has been intermittently popular since the early 19th century, and it usually appears on the scene around the same time as a close encounter with a major comet such as Halley's, which appeared in 1986. These cufflinks roughly date to that period. The backs are marked "18K" and have a maker's mark that appears to be that of Goodman & Co. of Indianapolis.

Origin: America, ca. 1986. Condition: excellent, all original. Size: 1-3/8" x 1/2". Weight: 15.0 grams. Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, .40 ct; tourmaline, 4.88 ct.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Deco : Pre 1950 item #1369151
Kensington House Antiques
$1,750.00
Extraordinary patriotic World War II era “V for Victory” brooch in 14K yellow gold set with sapphires and pearls. Victory sentiments were fashionable in costume jewelry, but fine jewelry examples are extremely scarce. This example is convertible into a propeller-shaped bar pin, favored by the wives and mothers of men in the Air Corps. The pin is set with blue sapphire (likely Montana origin), including a blue-to-purple color change sapphire at the hinge. The pinstem and clasp could be removed for conversion to a V-shaped or bar-shaped pendant. Stamped with an unknown maker's mark "A14K" and "Pat Pend".

Origin: America, 1940-45. Condition: excellent. Dimensions: 1-13/16” x 1-13/16” in the “V” formation; 3-1/2” x 1/4" in bar formation. Weight: 7.0 grams. Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: sapphire, 2.81 carats.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1427051
Kensington House Antiques
$1,750.00
A striking late Victorian 14K yellow gold crucifix set with sapphires, an old European cut diamond and seed pearls. The diamond is graded at I/SI2 and the sapphires are finely colored and show no indication of heat treatment. The gold surface is "bloomed" for a soft matte texture that enhances the gold color but is subdued enough for the religious purpose of the pendant. The bail is original and is stamped for Bippart, Griscom & Osborn, one of the finest Newark jewelers of the era.
  • Origin: America, ca 1900
  • Condition: excellent, all original
  • Dimensions: 1-1/2" x 2-1/14" (excluding bail)
  • Weight: 9.2 grams
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: sapphire, .80 carat; diamond, .23 carat
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1980 item #1455901
Kensington House Antiques
$1,750.00
A lovely 14K yellow gold 5mm cable twist bracelet with a gem-set station from the “Renaissance” collection by David Yurman. The square station features a square step-cut rhodolite garnet flanked with cabochon emeralds at the top and bottom. This design is one of the earlier pieces from the Renaissance collection, and is no longer in production. The open cuff is flexible and can be spread to fit nearly any size wrist. The interior of the bangle is signed “D. Yurman 14K”.

Origin: America. Size: 5mm diameter. Weight: 14.3 grams. Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: garnet, .79 ct; emerald, .26 ct.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1900 item #1463803
Kensington House Antiques
$1,750.00
n superb pair of Aesthetic period 18K yellow gold and ruby double-sided cufflinks. The faces are decorated in a swirling pattern pinwheel-type pattern faintly suggestive of the curling limbs of an octopus. Each face is centered with an intensely colored natural ruby. The faces are joined with figure-eight connectors. The back of each face is stamped “18K” and with the unidentified maker’s mark “O.W.S’S.S”.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1900
  • Condition: excellent, all original
  • Dimensions: 5/8” x 1/2"
  • Weight: 13.2 grams
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Pottery : Pre 1900 item #155146
Kensington House Antiques
$1,700.00
Extremely rare relief-molded jug by the Sandford Pottery in Wareham, Dorset. This jug was designed to honor the contributions of volunteers during the Crimean War (1853-56). The sides of the jug are decorated with a procession of a soldier, a sailor, a marine and a Scots Highlander. Under the lip is a representation of a young Queen Victoria. Above the foot is impressed "Our Army & Navy & Brave Volunteers". The coloring is very rich and the majolica glaze very deep and glossy. The design was registered on September 28, 1860. Sandford Pottery was a small firm and only produced three relief-molded jugs. The jug is listed in "Relief-Moulded Jugs: 1820-1900" by R.K. Henrywood.

Origin: England, circa 1860. Condition: excellent, no chips, or cracks. Size: 10-5/8" tall.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1910 item #560257
Kensington House Antiques
$1695.00
A beautiful sterling silver vase in the Art Nouveau taste by Shreve & Co. The sinuous trumpet form body is decorated with gorgeous applied silver iris blossoms and buds accented with engraved foliage. The body rises to a ruffled rim that mimics the curvy lines of the floral decoration. The foot is decorated at compass points with iris blossoms, their stems forming the rolled bottom edge. The bottom is hallmarked by Shreve & Co. with the post-1894 mark.

Origin: America, ca. 1900. Condition: excellent, no dings, no monograms. Size: 12-3/16” tall. Weight: 526.0 grams.