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All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : French : Pre 1900 item #1385571
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$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 : Period : Pre 1930 item #1393707
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$995.00
This classic U.S. Navy ring is something of an oddity—it was custom-made in France! The ring is an older style with shoulders depicing an American eagle surmounting a stars and stripes shield over the letters “USN”. The crown is set with an oval cabochon of almandine garnet surrounded by the words “United States Navy,” the words separated by stars. The garnet has an intense deep red color that contrasts handsomely with the gold. The design elements of the ring suggest an early 20th century period. The shank is stamped with French 18K gold marks and also with an unidentified French goldsmith’s mark. The ring is hand-engraved, so was likely a custom order by an American gentleman from a Parisian jeweler.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1925.
  • Condition: excellent; light wear consistent with age, but the design is clear.
  • Dimensions: 5/8” wide at crown, tapering to 1/8” at the shank.
  • Finger Size: 11-1/4.
  • Weight: 10.6 grams.
  • Approximate Total Garnet Weight: 1.65 carats.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1396347
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$995.00
A beautifully-detailed semi-nude woman peeks out from the center of a pink enameled flower in this Art Nouveau pendant and brooch. Her hair is adorned with a diamond-centered white enameled flower and she wears a diamond necklace. The background flower petal are worked in translucent iridescent enamels in shades of pink fading to cream at the edges. The back of the pendant retains the original folding bail, pinstem and clasp. The back is stamped 14K and has an unidentified maker's mark "7VI".

NOTE: The pendant is shown with a 16" 14K gold chain, available for an additional $125.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1910
  • Condition: excellent; no enamel damage except perhaps a small nick to one of the white flower petals visible only under magnification
  • Dimensions: 1-1/16" diameter
  • Weight: 5.9 grams
  • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .08 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1414818
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$995.00
A fine Art Nouveau 14K yellow gold enameled pin with swirling foliage surrounding a bezel-set aquamarine. The enamel is worked in delicate translucent enamel in shades of blue, green and cream. Small seed pearls flank the nicely-colored aquamarine. The clasp is marked with Krementz' 14K hallmark.

NOTE: We are also offering a matching pin set with an amethyst and enameled in shades of violet (Item #1414819)
  • Origin: America, ca 1900
  • Condition: excellent; two 1/16" enamel nicks barely visible without magnification
  • Dimensions: 1-1/2" x 9/16"
  • Weight: 3.25 grams
  • Approximate Total Aquamarine Weight: .7 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1920 item #1452122
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$995.00
An elegant pair of Art Nouveau cufflinks worked in 14K yellow gold and set with round blue sapphires. The oval faces are pierced, decorated with a modified acanthus leaf motif and finished with a soft bloomed texture. The sapphires have nice coloring. The cufflinks are stamped with the 14K mark for Whiteside & Blank.
  • Origin: America, ca 1900
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: faces, 7/8” x 1/2"
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: .26 carat
  • Weight: 8.4 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1930 item #1464116
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$975.00
A buff-cut oval amethyst perfectly offsets the superb gold setting in this Edwardian 14K gold gentleman’s ring. The stone sits in a high setting that is intricately engraved with classic motifs such as pendant bellflowers, swags, and fans that bridge the Edwardian period into early Art Deco. The ring is large, but the relatively light color of the amethyst and the use of smooth buff cut instead of full faceting keeps it from being overpowering. A woman could easily wear the ring, as well. The interior of the shank is stamped “14K.”
  • Origin: America, ca. 1920
  • Condition: excellent, all original
  • Dimensions: shank tapering from 5/32” at the back to 1/2" wide at the front; 1/4” height from finger
  • Finger Size: 9-1/2
  • Weight: 8.29 grams
  • Approximate Amethyst Weight: 4.11 carats
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1900 item #96093
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$950.00
Sterling silver watch fob by George W. Shiebler. An outstanding example of the "Medallion" or "Curio Medallion" line, this watch fob is comprised of a horizontal log-like bar inscribed with the Greek letters "XAPIE" suspending five discs depicting Greek gods and goddesses. Pictured from left they are Zeus, unknown, Pallas Athena, unknown, and Mercury. The two unknown images are female and probably depict Aphrodite, Hera or Demeter. The surfaces are hand worked and intentionally "distressed" so that the piece appears to truly be an ancient jewel. The handmade chain is original to the fob. The back is stamped with Shiebler's hallmark, the retailer's mark for Bailey, Banks & Biddle, and the pattern number "1043". All Shiebler Medallion pieces are rare, but this is the first complete watch fob we've seen. It could be extended with a few links to be worn as a bracelet.

Origin: America, 1880-90. Condition: all original, light wear from normal use. Size: fob, 1-3/4" x 1-7/16"; overall length, 6-9/16". Weight: 18.5 grams.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #423372
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$950.00
Elegant Edwardian 14K gold brooch in the form of a floral bouquet. The flower petals are enameled in soft iridescent silver and then “jeweled” with a thick application of translucent amethyst enamel. This unusual treatment creates a feeling of depth in the flowers. Each blossom is centered with a natural pearl. The leaves look very much like water lilies foliage and are beautifully decorated with translucent green enamel fading to yellow at the tips. The back retains the original clasp and pinstem marked “14K” and hallmarked by Krementz.

Origin: America, ca. 1915. Condition: excellent, all original. Size: 1-13/16” x 7/8”. Weight: 4.5 grams.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Chinese Export : Pre 1837 VR item #538379
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$950.00
Elegant pair of Chinese export porcelain soup plates decorated with a floral scene in the famille rose palette. Pheasants, beetles and butterflies are scattered among the pink peonies, orange pomegranates and blue-green bamboo stalks. The rim is decorated with a striking band of blue and gold strapwork in the Persian taste. The contrast of the restrained formal border pattern against the exuberant naturalistic design of the bowl is striking.

Origin: China, ca. 1800. Condition: no chips or cracks, normal moderate wear to gilding. Size: 9-3/4” diameter.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1910 item #945361
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$950.00
An elegant pair of Edwardian 14K gold and platinum double-sided cufflinks by Tiffany & Co. The round faces are set with plaques of black mother of pearl within engraved platinum borders. The faces are centered by natural seed pearls. The mother of pearl has strong iridescence, primarily in rose shades, against the silvery gray body color. Black mother of pearl is much less common than the lighter colors and creates a striking effect. The bright-cut engraving of the platinum borders adds a touch of sparkle. The backs of the faces are signed “Tiffany & Co.” and are marked “14K” and “Plat & Gold”.

Origin: America, ca. 1900. Condition: excellent. Size: 9/16” (15 mm) diameter. Weight: 9.3 grams.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1970 item #1072826
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$950.00
An extremely fine 14K white gold and pearl brooch by Mikimoto. Even by Mikimoto’s standards, the pearls are particularly good quality, with cream body color and strong rose overtones. The pearls are also quite generously sized, ranging from 7.85mm to 8.35. The surfaces have only slight natural blemishes and offer superb, clear reflections. AA pearls of this size were only rarely used by Mikimoto in brooches, as they were more often set aside for use in strands. The back of the pin is signed with Mikimoto’s oyster shell hallmark and is marked “WG 14K”.

Origin: Japan, ca. 1960. Condition: excellent, all original. Size: 2-1/4” x 1-1/8”. Weight: 14.0 grams.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1910 item #1210874
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$950.00
A very good pair of 14Kyellow gold cufflinks, the oval faces enhanced with foliate engraving around the edges and centering .25-carat old European diamonds. The torpedo backs are decorated with matching foliate engraving. The diamonds are unusually large for cufflinks of this period and are of excellent quality, graded as I color and VS1 clarity. Tested and guaranteed 14K.

Origin: America, ca. 1890. Condition: excellent, all original. Size: front faces, 1/2” x 3/4”. Weight: 8.7 grams. Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .50 carat.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1910 item #1328799
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An elegant teardrop-shaped 19K yellow gold locket, the front cover set with diamonds, rubies, sapphires and pearls in a pretty floral pattern. The gemstones have bright color that contrasts nicely with the high karat gold. The front cover has the slightly matte Russian finish sometimes seen in the late 19th century, while the back cover is polished. The bail is stamped with Hungarian marks for 18K and with other continental marks for 19.2K.

Origin: Europe, ca. 1900. Condition: excellent, no monograms, two extremely shallow dings on the back cover (only visible from the inside). Dimensions: 11/16” x 1-3/16” (excluding bail and jump ring). Weight: 6.1 gr. Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: ruby, .03 ct; sapphire, .10 ct; diamond, .13 ct.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1960 item #1406215
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$950.00
A fine pair of mid-century modern 14K yellow gold and diamond cufflinks by Larter. The heavy gold faces are decorated with parallel lines and the canted edges are bead-set with brilliant round-cut diamonds. The diamonds are of very good quality, estimated at I color, VS clarity. The stones are set in white gold enhanced with milgrain borders. The backs are completed with the older type of toggle mounting. The backs are stamped with Larter’s hallmark.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1950.
  • Dimensions: faces, 5/8" x 1/2".
  • Weight: 13.5 grams.
  • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .50 carat.
  • Condition: excellent; all original.
  • All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1452828
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    $950.00
    A lovely Victorian starburst pendant worked in 14K yellow gold and set with an old mine cut diamond at the center. Stars in Victorian jewelry symbolized guidance and wisdom. Most Victorian starbursts have straight rays, but the Art Nouveau-influenced curlicue design of this example makes it especially nice. The diamond at the center has good brilliance, I/J color and VS1 clarity. The pendant retains the original brooch fitting, as well, but it is very well hidden when being worn as a pendant. Tested and guaranteed 14K (the newer bail is marked 10K).
    • Origin: America, ca 1890
    • Condition: excellent
    • Dimensions: 1-1/8” diameter
    • Approximate Diamond Weight: .35 carat
    • Weight: 4.3 grams
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1910 item #1454955
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    $950.00
    A classic pave pearl puffed heart pendant and brooch worked in 10K yellow gold. The back retains the original findings including a watch hook. Marked with Larter’s hallmark and “14K.”
    • Origin: America, ca. 1900
    • Condition: excellent
    • Dimensions: 13/16” x 7/8” (excluding bail)
    • Weight: 6.3 grams
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1960 item #1455991
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    $950.00
    A fine pair of vintage 18K yellow gold cufflinks in the "stirrup" style popularized by Cartier in the late 1940s. The cufflinks are constructed from a solid bar, finished at each end with interlocking arches. By pulling on the ends, the arches can be unfolded for each in putting the cufflinks through the cuff holes. Then, a simple flip up causes the arches to hold the fabric tightly together. Cufflinks of the sort are seen in a number of variations, but this is a particularly handsome pair. The bars are marked with French 18K gold hallmarks, and also with an unidentified maker's mark "GP".

    Origin: France, ca. 1955. Condition: excellent, all original. Size: faces, 3/4" x 9/16". Weight: 11.5 grams.

    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1970 item #1456034
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    $950.00
    A very nice pair of 18K yellow gold baton cufflinks, the batons worked with engraved reeding and each bound in a diagonal slash of gold with a hand-stippled surface. The baton faces are hinged so they can lie tightly against the cuff. The connectors are marked “18K Cherny”.

    Origin: America, ca. 1960. Condition: excellent. Size: faces, 7/8” long. Weight: 10.6 gr.

    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre 1980 item #1403045
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    $925.00
    This 23-1/2" 18K yellow gold box chain is heavy enough for a large pendant or locket. Box chains are especially attractive with more contemporary designs, and unlike some other chain styles, they don't crimp or become easily tangled. In addition to the primary clasp, the chain also has a safety chain. Marked with French 18K gold hallmarks and master goldsmith's mark.
    • Origin: France.
    • Condition: excellent; one spring ring has been replaced with a gold filled spring ring.
    • Dimensions: length: 23-1/2"; width 1.5mm.
    • Weight: 11.1 grams.
    All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1930 item #1455354
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    $925.00
    A delightful and very rare set of 12 sterling silver cocktail picks with gilt Devil’s head finials presented in their original fitted box. The snarling devils come complete with horns! The picks are presented in their original velvet- and silk-lined fitted case. This is only the second set of Devil picks we’ve managed to find in over 20 years of dealing in vintage barware. Each is hallmarked by William Hutton & Sons, Ltd and has Birmingham date marks for 1928.
    • Origin: Birmingham, England, 1928
    • Condition: excellent, no bends, gilding completely intact, interior of case shows light wear
    • Dimensions: picks, 3-5/16” long
    • Weight: 53.8 grams
    All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : American : Pre 1900 item #34203
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    $895.00
    Extremely rare oil lamp featuring a base of mercury glass decorated with floral painting and satin finishing. The floral decoration is an autumnal design depicting leaves and wheat in shades of brown, gold, green and cream, accented with cornflowers in blue and small orange flowers. The mercury glass has extensive satin finish which further emphasizes the shiny surfaces. The oil reservoir is flint glass of the highest quality cut in a 12-panel design. The metal mounting between the oil reservoir and the mercury glass base is gilt in a way that the mercury glass blends seamlessly into the rest of the lamp. The shade, no doubt a plain clear glass shade, is gone. The wick knob is marked "Ideal Brenner 20".

    Origin: American, almost certainly New England Glass Company, circa 1840-80. Condition: excellent, no cracks or chips, painted decoration intact. Size: 17-1/2" tall (to top of burner).

    All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Bronze : Pre 1900 item #172123
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    $895.00
    Gorgeous oval bronze jewel box from Russia's Imperial era, the top decorated with opaque champleve enamels. The box is decorated around the bottom edge with a row of cast beads. This decorative element is repeated on the lid. The lid is decorated with typically Russian arabesques worked in five shades of enamel. Exposed areas of bronze around the enameling is further decorated with floral and bright-cut engraving. The interior of the box retains its original royal blue silk velvet lining. The style of enameling, as well as the overal appearance of the box suggests it was more likely made in the Moscow area, rather in the more Westernized area around St. Petersburg.

    Origin: Russia, circa 1870. Condition: excellent, old patina, no enamel damage; the lining shows appropriate wear. Size: 5" x 4-1/4" x 3-1/4" high.

    All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1910 item #659924
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    $895.00
    An exquisite set of four sterling silver blotter corners by M.C. Cone. Each corner is made up of a pair of leaves flanking a stylized dogwood blossom, all worked from sheet silver. The upper two corners have the initials “AB” worked into the design, indicating that these were commissioned for the original owner. The backs are signed “Cone Sterling”. M.C. Cone, listed as a metalworker in the 1906/07 edition of the “National Directory of Workers in the Artistic Crafts” worked in West Hartford, Connecticut, not far from where these blotter corners were found. The quality of both design and workmanship is of the very highest level.

    Origin: America, ca. 1905. Condition: excellent, all original, no dings. Size: 2-3/4” x 2-3/4”. Weight: 158.5 grams.

    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1950 item #668457
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    $895.00
    A beautiful and rare Retro 14K yellow and white gold floral brooch featuring carved jadeite leaves and a carved rock crystal blossom. The rock crystal has an opalescent quality that appears much like moonstone. Both the front and back surfaces are finely engraved to suggest floral textures. The jade is brightly colored and contrasts nicely with the golden stems and leaves. The back is marked “14K”. Carved gemstone floral pins are quite uncommon.

    Origin: America, ca. 1940. Condition: excellent, all original. Size: 2-11/16” x 1-1/4”. Weight: 12.0 grams.

    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1900 item #1169551
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    $895.00
    A fine pair of mid-19th century 14K yellow gold double-faced cufflinks set with banded agate and gold-bearing quartz. The quartz is generously spotted with gold, showing only isolated areas of creamy white quartz, and the agate is nicely patterned with even bands of cream, brown and tan. Shreve & Co. was one of the first fine jewelers in San Francisco, capitalizing on the new wealth generated by the California Gold Rush. By the mid-1880’s, the store advertised its selection of jewelry made with gold bearing quartz, and it became a specialty. Today, gold quartz pieces—especially those marked by Shreve—are difficult to find. Each cufflink is signed “Shreve & Co. 14K”.

    Origin: America, ca. 1885. Condition: excellent. Size: faces, 17/32” x 7/32”.

    All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Continental : Pre 1900 item #1214512
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    $895.00
    A very fine 12-piece set of gilt silver and mother of pearl dessert, fruit or cheese knives presented in their original fitted box. The tapered mother of pearl handles are tipped with silver finials and ferules decorated in a Louis XVI-style ribbon and reed motif. Most similar sets have plated blades, but these are silver. The silver is gilt, a process that is decorative, but also serves to prevent corrosion from the salts in cheeses which were often served in France as a dessert course. The gilding has faded to a very nice, light lemony color. The interior lid of the velvet- and silk-lined box is marked by the maker, “J. Fayard/Fabricant Orfèvre Joaillier/St Etienne”.

    Origin: France, ca. 1860. Condition: knives are excellent, no dings, no cracks, normal fading of the gilding; the box shows considerable wear and has a slightly warped lid. Size: 7-1/2” long.

    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1930 item #1251143
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    $895.00
    A classic pair of heavy 14K yellow gold Edwardian cufflinks. The oval faces are simply finished with an engraved border. Cufflinks of this type are usually fairly lightweight, but this pair has noticeable heft. The backs of the faces and the connectors have 14K marks.

    Origin: America, ca. 1920. Condition: excellent, all original. Dimensions: 3/4 x 9/16 in. Weight: 17.1 grams.

    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1900 item #1271098
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    $895.00
    A handsome pair of 14K yellow gold cufflinks, the faces fashioned as ornate batons. Each of batons has a lobed device at each end similar to the head on a 16/17th century Ottoman ceremonial mace used to connote that the bearer carried the full authority of the Sultan Khan. Tested and guaranteed 14K.

    Origin: America, ca. 1890. Condition: excellent, sharp detail. Dimensions: batons, 1-1/4" long. Weight: 10.4 grams.

    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1980 item #1306282
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    $895.00
    A classic Mikimoto ring featuring a cluster of 6.3mm pearls crowned with a star of six round brilliant diamonds of G color and VVS2 clarity. The pearls have fine luster, with cream body color and rose overtones, and are graded AA. The shank is stamped with Mikimoto’s hallmark and for 18K gold.

    Origin: Japan, ca. 1980. Condition: excellent. Dimensions: crown, 5/8” diameter. Finger Size: 7. Weight: 5.4 gr. Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .18 ct.

    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #1312543
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    $895.00
    An elegant pair of 18K yellow gold earclips, each featuring a cluster of round green tourmalines surrounded by a looping double border of gold. The tourmalines are have fine, saturated color, excellent cut and excellent clarity. The earrings are marked “18K”. The clips could easily be changed to posts.

    Origin: America, ca. 1955. Condition: excellent. Dimensions: 3/4" diameter. Weight: 10.1 gr. Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: 4.9 cts.

    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1960 item #1330765
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    $895.00
    A heavy pair of mid-century 14K yellow gold cufflinks, the rectangular faces edged in a border of channel-set rectangular cut synthetic rubies. The gold surfaces have a lightly, engraved Florentine finish ideal for monogramming. The toggle backs are marked "14K". Origin: America, ca. 1955. Condition: excellent, all original. Size: 7/8" x 5/8". Weight: 16.1 grams. Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: 3.78 carats.
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1970 item #1345674
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    $895.00
    A classic pair of barbell cufflinks in 14K yellow gold and onyx by Tiffany & Co. Each cufflink features one sphere in onyx and another in gold, so they can be worn with either the gold or black showing from the front. The cuffinks are marked "585" for 14K gold and "Tiffany & Co."

    Origin: America, ca. 1965. Condition: excellent. Dimensions: faces, 7/16" diameter. Weight: 7.5 gr.

    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1910 item #1350195
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    $895.00
    An elegant pair of Imperial Russian 14K yellow gold cufflinks, each of the round faces set with with a pair of cushion-cut blue sapphires and a pair of cabochon rubies. The stones are good quality, with intensely saturated color. Chains connect the fronts to torpedo backs. Each cufflink is stamped with the Russian marks for 14K (56 zolotniks) and for the assay-master Alexander Romanov, (St. Petersburg).

    Origin: Russia, 1904-08. Condition: excellent. Dimensions: faces, 1/2" diameter. Weight: 4.0 gr. Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: sapphire, .45 ct; ruby, .56 ct.

    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1358157
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    $895.00
    A heavy classic belcher chain link necklace in 12K yellow gold. The chain is heavy and solid enough to suspend any of the heavier Victorian lockets or large pendants. It also looks stylish worn simply as a chain. The lobster claw clasp is a replacement and is 14K. The chain itself tests 12K.

    Origin: England, ca. 1900. Condition: excellent. Length: 22-5/8" long. Weight: 17.7 grams.

    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1980 item #1373032
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    $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 #1384486
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    $895.00
    A lovely Victorian ring featuring a center red spinel flanked by a pair of oval blue spinels, all bordered in old European cut diamonds. The gemstones are intensely colored with excellent clarity. The ring likely dates to around 1876, when jewelry in patriotic colors enjoyed a resurgence for the American Centennial. Tested and guaranteed 14K. This ring would make a stunning and unique engagement ring!
    • Origin: America, ca. 1876.
    • Finger Size: 5.
    • Dimensions: crown, 3/8" x 1/2".
    • Weight: 2.5 grams.
    • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: red spinel, .58 carat; blue spinel, .53 carat; diamond, .20 carat.
    • Condition: excellent.
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1393086
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    $895.00
    A handsome Victorian gentleman's ring in a substantial 14K gold setting. The ring features a masculine brown smoky quartz with flashes of goldish-orange brilliance. The setting is enhanced with ornate strapwork against a stippled background. The setting holds the stone well above the finger and the overall look is very weighty. The interior of the shank is stamped "14k."
    • Origin: America, ca. 1900.
    • Condition: excellent; sharp detail.
    • Finger Size: 10-1/4.
    • Dimensions: 3/4" wide at crown, tapering to 3/16" wide at back of shank.
    • Weight: 13.8 grams.
    • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: 9.44 carats.
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1393392
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    $895.00
    A classic French Art Nouveau 18K gold brooch featuring a young woman with naught but a sprig of flowers covering her breasts set against a poppy blossom. A swallow appears over her shoulder. In Victorian symbology, swallows variously represented wishes for a safe return or “home and heart” since the they mate for life. Similarly, poppies had various meanings including imagination and pleasure. The design was created by the sculptor Armand-Pierre-Louis Quenard (1865-1925) and presented at the inaugural salon of the Société des Artistes Français in 1901. The clasp is stamped with French 18K gold marks and with an illegible maker’s mark.

    NOTE: The brooch could be converted to a pendant with the addition of a folding bail to the back.
    • Origin: France, ca. 1901.
    • Condition: excellent; all original.
    • Dimensions: 1” x 1”.
    • Weight: 5.0 grams.
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1404657
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    $895.00
    A delightful Georgian harlequin ring featuring a marquise cut citrine surrounded by a border of alternating green and red stones—emeralds, rubies and paste. The mixing of natural and paste stones was not uncommon for the period. The citrine is foiled to impart a reddish-orange body color from certain angles. The stones are set in a closed-back setting. The shank is simply enhanced with a fleur-de-lis on each side where it joins the crown. Tested and guaranteed 18K gold, and bearing a later French import mark for 18K.
    • Origin: probably England, ca. 1810.
    • Dimensions: crown, 3/4" x 7/16”.
    • Finger Size: 8 1/4.
    • Condition: very good; the central stone has a 1-1.5mm flake on one point only visible upon close examination with magnification.
    • Weight: 3.8 grams.
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1900 item #1410249
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    $895.00
    A handsome pair of late Victorian cufflinks worked in 18K yellow gold with platinum accents around oval bloodstone cabochons. The combination of metal colors against the deep blackish-green and red of the bloodstone is quite striking. The faces are attached with bar connectors. Tested and guaranteed 18K and platinum.

    NOTE: Bloodstone is very difficult to photograph due to its dark coloration. Some of the photos shown here were backlit to show the translucency of the stones, but in normal lighting the appear opaque greenish-black with subtle red mottling.
    • Origin: America, ca 1905
    • Dimensions: faces, 3/4" x 9/16”
    • Weight: 8.8 grams
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1427725
    Kensington House Antiques
    $895.00
    A lovely 14K gold pendant necklace featuring a colorfully enameled violet blossom centered with a seed pearl and suspending a freshwater pearl. The flower petals and leaves are enhanced with translucent enamels in shades of purple, green, yellow and burgundy. In Victorian flower symbology, the violet represented "modesty." The pendant is suspended from its original chain, marked 14K on the clasp. The pendant is unmarked, but tested and guaranteed 14K.
    • Origin: America, ca 1900
    • Condition: excellent; no enamel damage
    • Dimensions: pendant, 3/8" x 15/16"; chain length, 16"
    • Weight: 6.0 grams.
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1910 item #1464117
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    $895.00
    A lovely sentimental jewel by the esteemed London jeweler Murrle, Bennet & Co. featuring a heart-shaped citrine surmounted by a crown and a scrolling frame set with seed pearls. In Victorian symbology, a heart topped with a single crown conveyed the sentiment “ruler of my heart.” The citrine has very nice pure yellow coloring, with just a hint of orange. It would be very easy to add a small hidden ring at either end of the pin, so it can be worn from a chain. Murrle, Bennet & Co. was a leading jeweler, often collaborating with Liberty & Co. The pin is stamped “15Ct” and also has Murrle, Bennett’s hallmark.
    • Origin: England, ca. 1900
    • Condition: excellent, all original
    • Dimensions: 1-3/8” x 7/8”
    • Weight: 4.6 grams
    • Approximate Gemstone Weight: 5.39 carats
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1920 item #1369252
    Kensington House Antiques
    $875.00
    A very nice pair of Art Deco 14K gold and enamel cufflinks by Carrington. The enamel is worked in a particularly pleasant shade of French blue with opaque white accents. The gold surfaces underneath the translucent enamel had engine-turned engraving in a pattern that suggests moire silk. The edges of the faces are very slightly, gracefully bowed outward. The connectors are hallmarked by Carrington. These cufflinks, worked in a different color combination, are shown in “Cuff Links” by Jonas and Nissenson.

    Origin: America, 1910-15

    Condition: excellent, minute surface wear visible under 10x magnification

    Size: 9/16” x 9/16”

    Weight: 10.5 grams

    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1970 item #1404475
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    $875.00
    A large 18K gold, ruby & diamond 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 represented by a plus sign set with a small rose cut diamond, while “moins” is represented by a minus sign set with small synthetic rubies. The medal is surrounded by a lacy Gothic-style gold border. Alphonse Augis began designing these love medallions in 1907, and the styles have changed over the years.
    • Origin: France, ca. 1960.
    • Dimensions: 1-3/8” diameter.
    • Weight: 5.7 grams.
    • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, .01 carat; ruby, .04 carat.
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1980 item #997164
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    $850.00
    A classic vintage Mikimoto 14K yellow gold pin featuring ten cultured Akoya pearls, ranging in size from 6.25 to 7.58 millimeters. The pearls are estimated at A+ quality, with cream body color and rose overtones, and strong orient. The nacre is thick and lustrous and the surfaces are blemish-free. The back is signed with Mikimoto’s hallmark.

    Origin: Japan, ca. 1980. Condition: excellent. Size: 1-7/8” x 1-1/4”. Weight: 12.1 grams.

    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1930 item #1182895
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    $850.00
    A fine pair of Art Deco 14K yellow gold double-sided cufflinks, the faces set with sugarloaf cabochons of colorful jasper chalcedony. The pattern of inclusions is similar to moss agate, but the greenish wisps appear against a semi-transparent background of deep rust instead of the more typical creamy beige. They’re really quite attractive stones in an unusual pattern. The faces are attached by solid connectors stamped with Larter’s 14K hallmark.

    Origin: America, ca. 1925. Condition: excellent. Size: 9/16” x 9/16”. Weight: 9.5 grams.

    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1980 item #1267197
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    $850.00
    A very handsome pair of 14K yellow gold barbell cufflinks, the cube-shaped ends enhanced with waffle-cut engraving. The linear design has a very sophisticated modernist feel and these cufflinks can be worn with anything. Marked 14K.

    Origin: America, ca. 1990. Condition: excellent. Dimensions: larger faces, 3/8 x 3/8 x 3/8 inch. Weight: 9.0 grams.

    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1312540
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    $850.00
    A classic Victorian 14K yellow gold hinged bangle bracelet with black taille d’épargne enameling in scrolling floral pattern. The delicate enamel design is further accented with a stippled background that adds a sense of depth.

    Origin: America, ca. 1865. Condition: excellent, no enamel damage, no exterior dents. Dimensions: 1/4" wide, 6-1/8” interior circumference. Weight: 9.5 gr.

    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1385979
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    $850.00
    Three rich deeply-colored pear-shaped sapphires for the petals of the trefoil in this elegant pendant necklace. The flower is centered with a rose cut diamond. The sapphires are excellent quality with a velvety violetish-blue appearance. The trefoil’s stem curls around on itself to for the Art Nouveau styled border of the pendant. The 18K pendant was originally a brooch but has been given new life as a pendant necklace with the addition of a 14K gold cable chain.
    • Origin: France, ca 1900.
    • Condition: excellent.
    • Dimensions: pendant, 11/16” diameter; necklace length, 18-1/2”.
    • Weight: 8.2 grams.
    • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: sapphire, .89 carat; diamond, .02 carat.
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1940 item #1427397
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    $850.00
    A pretty vintage 14K yellow gold pin by Krementz featuring a spray of beautifully enameled bleeding hearts, each dangling a small seed pearl. The enameling on the blossoms has a matte effect that mimics the waxing texture of the flower in nature, while the leaves are in Krementz's more typical shaded translucent style. In Victorian flower language, bleeding hearts were used to represent "deepest love." Pins such as this with a delicate enameled flower against a geometric back represent are typical of Krementz's move Art Nouveau into Art Deco and finally Retro. The original clasp is stamped with Krementz' hallmark. Tested and guaranteed 14K.
    • Origin: America, ca. 1930
    • Condition: excellent; no enamel damage
    • Dimensions: 1-3/16" diameter
    • Weight: 7.0 grams
    All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Continental : Pre 1837 VR item #1434451
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    $850.00
    French Silver Louis XVIII Burgundian Style Wine Taster Tastevin An unusually heavy first standard (950/1000 pure silver) French tastevin decorated in the classic Burgundian style with punchwork grape clusters and a coiled snake handle. The grapevines are also accented with engraved flowers. The bottom has the center pinpoint found in tastevins from this period and is finished simply with a ring or shallow godrons around the edge to help reflect light through the wine. The snake is engraved with scales and has an unusual arrow-shaped tail. The rim is engraved “A. Chantal” for the original owner. The tastevin has the “tête medecin” mark for silver and the silversmith’s mark for Charles-Marie Guidée (Paris).
    • Origin: France, 1819-1838
    • Condition: very good, a few small flat areas from 200 years of use
    • Dimensions: 3-5/8” x 4-3/4” x 1-5/16”
    • Weight: 121.2 grams.
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1452124
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    $850.00
    A lovely pair of Victorian 14K gold earrings featuring a rose gold lily with green gold foliage against a yellow gold background. The flower petals and leaves are stippled for added texture. The edges are finished with ornate beading, rope-twists, and appliqués. In Victorian floriography, lilies represented virtue or purity, though in Queen Victoria’s personal floriography, the white lily represented “majesty.” The earrings appear to have been converted from a pair of cuff buttons with the addition of ear wires. Tested and guaranteed 14K.
    • Origin: America or England, ca. 1850
    • Condition: excellent
    • Dimensions: 11/16” x 11/16”; 15/16” long from top of earwire
    • Weight: 6.9 grams
    All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1910 item #416207
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    $845.00
    Very heavy sterling silver soup ladle in Gorham's elegant 1901 "Florentine" pattern. The handle is decorated with a satyr mask surrounded by vines, dolphins, clusters of fruit, acanthus leaves and various other classical decorative elements. The design spills from the handle onto the back rim of the bowl. The back of the handle has complementary decoration. Hallmarked by Gorham and with the patent date, indicating an earlier date of manufacture.

    Origin: America, ca. 1905. Condition: excellent, sharp detail, no dings, no monogram. Size: 12-1/2" long. Weight: 262.0 grams.

    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #1325639
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    $825.00
    A heavy 18K yellow gold fob Etruscan-style fob, charm or pendant in the form of an ancient Greco-Roman amphora. The gold surfaces are covered in an ornate pattern of twisted rope and rosettes. The upper shoulders of the urn are set with a pair of cabochon citrines of dark amber color and the lower portion is set with a pair of cabochon garnets. The design is finished by a pair of rope-twist handles. The charm is marked “750” for 18K.

    Origin: Italy, ca. 1960. Condition: very good; one garnet has surface abrasions and nicks to the collet setting visible on close inspection. Dimensions: 1-7/8” long. Weight: 11.0 gr. Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: garnet, 4.88 cts; citrine, 3.38 cts.

    All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : French : Pre 1900 item #1314765
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    $800.00
    A very fine antique Baccarat glass paperweight featuring a Type III pansy and bud. A pair of dark purple petals and three amber petals with purple stripes and spots surround a central bull's-eye cane. The design is completed with bright, finely formed leaves and a bud. The paperweight is further enhanced with a star-cut base, and most unusually, fluted facets along the perimeter. This faceting pattern is very rare in antique Baccarat weight. This is one of the best Baccarat pansies we have seen.

    Origin: France, ca. 1850. Condition: excellent, one small moon along the perimeter and extremely light surface abrasion on the dome. Dimensions: 3" diameter; 2-3/8" high.

    All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Bronze : Pre 1900 item #23539
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    $795.00
    Superb gilt bronze figural inkstand depicting a still pond afloat with water lilies. Separately cast lily pads float just above the surface of the bronze "water", three buds in various stages of development rise above the leaves, and the whole is topped off by a fabulous full-blown waterlily inkwell with a honeybee finial. One of the buds serves as a pen holder. The "pond" is raised on three feet cast in the form of salamanders so fully detailed that their coiled bodies are visible only when the inkstand is turned upside down.

    Origin: probably English or French, c. 1870. Condition: excellent; some minor pitting from the corrosive inks; the glass insert is missing; some of the details show very nice green patination. Size: 12-1/2" x 8-1/2" x 3-1/2".

    All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1930 item #178428
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    $795.00
    Very fine sterling silver trumpet vase with a ruby glass liner. The vase's body is intricately pierced in an acanthus leaf motif to show the rich red liner. The undulating flared rim lends a slight Art Nouveau feeling to the overall look. The base is marked for the Watson Co.

    Origin: America, 1905-29. Condition: excellent, all original, no damage to glass; there are a couple of small dings to the underside of the flared lip (easier to feel with the fingertips than to see). Size: 10-1/8" tall. Weight: 261.0 grams (silver only).

    All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1910 item #326686
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    $795.00
    Extremely rare sterling silver oyster ladle in the 1900 "Buttercup" pattern by Gorham. Oyster ladles are very difficult to find because they were only included with the most complete services. They were used to serve oyster stews. Today, they could also be used for soups or even for punch. The back of the handle is marked with Gorham's old hallmark and also with the patent date, indicating that this is an early example.

    Origin: America, ca 1900. Condition: nearly mint, no monogram, no dings, sharp detail. Size: 10-3/4" long. Weight: 165.25 grams.

    All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : English : Pre 1900 item #390578
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    $795.00
    Outstanding and gorgeous Victorian liquor decanter in cranberry overshot glass. The body is blown in a ribbed shape and is accented with vertical gilt stripes. The neck is fitted with a silverplate collar and the most extraordinary silverplated jockey head stopper.

    Origin: probably England, ca. 1890. Condition: excellent, except for two very short, stable hairlines at the neck that are original to the piece; stopper retains the original cork and fits well. Size: 12-3/4" tall.

    All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #397828
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    $795.00
    Very rare pair of sterling silver salad servers in the 1888 "Rococo" pattern by Dominick & Haff. This is one of the company's most desirable patterns. The pieces are quite simply, enormous! The handles are beautifully decorated with an ornate floral pattern that is repeated at the top of the bowl and tines. The backs of the handles are simply decorated with a vine motif along the edges. The bowl and tines retain their original gilding. The backs are marked with Dominick & Haff's hallmark and the patent date.

    Origin: America, ca. 1890. Condition: excellent, all original, no monogram, gilding intact. Size: 11-1/2" long. Weight: 276.0 grams.