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All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1940 item #1455640
Kensington House Antiques
$125.00
A delightful bisque figure of a skiing Santa Claus carrying a cloth sack on his back. The paperboard skis are enhanced with glittery mica snow. The bottom is stamped "Made in Japan."
  • Origin: Japan, ca 1925
  • Condition: all excellent, except one ski has an old break that was reglued
  • Height: 2-3/4"
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1980 item #1455639
Kensington House Antiques
$325.00
A nice sterling silver graduated jigger (1 1/2 and 2 ounces), the bottom formed from a 1972-D (Denver mint) Eisenhower silver dollar. The coin has nice detail. Hallmarked by Wallace.
  • Origin: America, 1972
  • Condition: excellent, no dings or monograms
  • Dimensions: 2” tall
  • Weight: 40.5 grams
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Continental : Pre 1940 item #1455638
Kensington House Antiques
$275.00
A fine Art Deco 800 silver graduated jigger in an exaggerated flaring design. The sections measure 1, 1 1/2, and 2 1/2 ounces. The bottom is stamped for 800 silver and has an Italian mark used 1935-38 that was applied to finished silver goods already in the inventories of Italian jewelers and silversmiths.
  • Origin: Italy, ca 1930
  • Condition: excellent, no dings or monograms
  • Dimensions: 2 1/8” tall; 2 1/2” wide at rim
  • Weight: 36.0 grams
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1970 item #1455637
Kensington House Antiques
$135.00
A classic mid-century double-jigger in the form two inverted cones, one measuring 1oz and the other 1.5 oz. Marked “Sterling.”
  • Origin: America, ca 1960
  • Condition: excellent, no dings or monograms
  • Dimensions: 3 11/16” tall
  • Weight: 30.7 grams
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1970 item #1455590
Kensington House Antiques
$295.00
A vintage sterling silver vermouth dispenser in the form of a syringe by Gorham. These were called “Martini Spikes” when sold by Gorham in the 1960s. The functioning plunger allows vermouth to be drawn up into the syringe and then dispensed in precisely-calibrated medical dosages into your favorite cocktail. The syringe originally cost $10. The syringe is accompanied by an illustrated instruction card and the original fitted box.
  • Origin: America, 1967-70
  • Condition: excellent, no monograms or dings, typical scuffing and wear to outer surface of the box, bookbinding tape repair top box covering, discoloration to interior lining
  • Dimensions: 6-1/4” long
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1970 item #1455588
Kensington House Antiques
$320.00
A vintage sterling silver vermouth dispenser in the form of a syringe by Gorham. These were called “Martini Spikes” when sold by Gorham in the 1960s. The functioning plunger allows vermouth to be drawn up into the syringe and then dispensed in precisely-calibrated medical dosages into your favorite cocktail. The syringe originally cost $10. The syringe is accompanied by an illustrated instruction card and the original fitted box.
  • Origin: America, 1967-70
  • Condition: excellent, no monograms or dings, typical scuffing to outer surface of the box, bookbinding tape repair at the box hinge
  • Dimensions: 6-1/4” long
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Continental : Pre 1900 item #1455386
Kensington House Antiques
$650.00
An elegant second standard (800/1000 pure silver) French tastevin. The bowl is engraved with repousse grape clusters and leaves in the 18th century style, but also with the more traditional raised “perles” and “coupules” seen in 19th century examples. The combination of the two is quite unusual. The handle is in the form of two snakes grasping an apple between their jaws—an element thought to stem from the Garden of Eden and intended to remind drinkers of temptation. The tastevin bears regional hallmarks for second standard silver and an unknown maker’s mark (J ancre de marine P). The pinpoint in the bottom of the bowl is a lathe-mark and suggests a date of the mid-19th century at the latest. The rim is engraved with the name of the original owner, “Ane [Antoine] Mouly-Chambon de Chas.”
  • Origin: France, Burgundy region, ca 1840
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 3-1/8” x 4-1/4” x 1-5/32”
  • Weight: 118.4 grams
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Pewter : Pre 1960 item #1455385
Kensington House Antiques
$95.00
A heavy pewter jigger in the form of a shotgun shell by Conoy’s of London. The side is marked off in increments, and the head and rim and finished in brass. The side is engraved “Big Shot.” Conoy’s started as a luxury pipe maker and eventually expanded their range to include canes, flasks, and other gentlemen’s accessories.
  • Origin: England, ca. 1950
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 3-1/8” tall
  • Total Capacity: just less than 4 ounces
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1930 item #1455384
Kensington House Antiques
$595.00
Two sets of English Art Deco sterling silver cocktail picks, the finials in the form of brightly enameled roosters. Each pick has unusual double tines that firmly hold olives, cherries, etc., and a hook on the back side that can rest on the edge of tall glass to keep them from sinking to the bottom. Each is hallmarked the silversmith Adolph Scott ("Amnora") and with the datemark for Birmingham, 1929. The picks are presented in their original fitted boxes.
  • Origin: England, 1929
  • Condition: excellent, no enamel damage, one pick missing, typical wear to fitted boxes
  • Dimensions: 3-3/8" long
  • Weight: 28.3 grams
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1930 item #1455354
Kensington House Antiques
$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 : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1960 item #1455353
Kensington House Antiques
$245.00
A nice sterling silver double jigger, the bell-shaped cups joined by a spherical holder, by Graff, Washbourne and Dunn. This New York maker was known for the high quality of its smaller wares such as this. The company closed in 1961, but the generous weight of this jigger suggests an earlier date.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1950
  • Condition: excellent, no dings or monograms
  • Dimensions: 4-1/16” tall
  • Weight: 87.9 grams
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1960 item #1455352
Kensington House Antiques
$460.00
A sterling silver vermouth dispenser in the form of a watering can by Cartier. When tipped, the dispenser lightly sprinkles a drip or two of vermouth into the glass for the perfect martini. The bottom is marked “Sterling” and is signed “Cartier”. These watering cans were made for Cartier’s New York store.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1950
  • Condition: very good, a few tiny dings visible only in raking light
  • Dimensions: 3” tall
  • Weight: 52.0 grams
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Continental : Pre 1910 item #1455340
Kensington House Antiques
$495.00
A lovely set of six sterling silver and plique-a-jour enamel cocktail picks by acclaimed Norwegian silversmith and enamelist Johan G. Kjaerland. Kjaerland worked in Bergen, Norway, and was particuarly well-known for his excellent plique-a-jour enamels. This is the first set of cocktail picks we've seen in plique-a-jour. Each is hallmarked appropriately.
  • Origin: Norway, ca. 1900
  • Condition: excellent, no enamel damage, gilding intact
  • Dimensions: 3-11/16" long
  • Weight: 16.7 grams
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1970 item #1455339
Kensington House Antiques
Sale Pending
A vintage sterling silver vermouth dispenser in the form of a syringe by Gorham. These were called “Martini Spikes” when sold by Gorham in the 1960s. The functioning plunger allows vermouth to be drawn up into the syringe and then dispensed in precisely-calibrated medical dosages into your favorite cocktail. The syringe originally cost $10. The syringe is accompanied by an illustrated instruction card and the original fitted box.
  • Origin: America, 1967-70
  • Condition: excellent, no monograms or dings, typical scuffing to outer surface of the box
  • Dimensions: 6-1/4” long
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Enamel : Pre 1900 item #1455338
Kensington House Antiques
$125.00
Pretty pair of enamel bottle tags for "Sherry" and "Gin." The labels are decorated with colorful roses and forget-me-nots. The tags hang from brass chains.
  • Origin: England, ca 1900
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 2-7/16" x 1-3/8"
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1960 item #1455336
Kensington House Antiques
$350.00
A vintage sterling silver figural jigger by Gorham, the sides marked off with enameled stoplights in green, yellow and red, meant to signify “go,” “caution,” and “stop.” Each light corresponds to the 1, 2-1/2 and 3-1/2 ounce markings on the jigger’s bottom. The bottom is hallmarked by Gorham.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1950
  • Condition: excellent, one pinpoint underneath the bottom edge
  • Dimensions: 2-7/16” tall
  • Weight: 51.2 grams
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1940 item #1455335
Kensington House Antiques
$235.00
A classic figural sterling silver thimble jigger, the rim ornately engraved “Only A Thimble Full.” The workmanship is very good and the engraving among the nicest we’ve seen. Marked only “Sterling,” it was likely made by either Thomae or Webster.
  • Origin: America, 1935
  • Condition: excellent, no dings or monograms
  • Dimensions: 1-7/8” tall
  • Weight: 37.1 grams
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1940 item #1454957
Kensington House Antiques
$245.00
Outstanding antique German snowman Christmas candy container. We've had many vintage Christmas candy containers, but never this design. The entire papier-mache container is covered with red and white chenille. The snowman straddles the container, making a sort of basket handle. His black eyes are glass and his nose is composition. The inside of the basket is marked "Germany."
  • Origin: Germany ca. 1930
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: diameter, 4-1/2"; height, 5-1/2"
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1930 item #1454956
Kensington House Antiques
$1,095.00
A classic, heavy pair of Art Deco 14K yellow gold cufflinks, the oval faces finished in a simple reeded platinum border. Each face is centered with an old European cut diamond (G/H; VVS2). The backs are marked “Gold & Plat” (tested 14K) and have the maker’s mark for Carrington.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1920
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: faces, 11/16” x 15/32”
  • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .32 carat
  • Weight: 13.0 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1910 item #1454955
Kensington House Antiques
$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 : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1910 item #1454954
Kensington House Antiques
$675.00
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 “10K.”
  • Origin: America, ca. 1900
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 13/16” x 27/32” (excluding bail)
  • Weight: 4.3 grams
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1950 item #1454911
Kensington House Antiques
$185.00
A delightful set of six vintage composition turkey place card holders for the Thanksgiving table. Each turkey is brilliantly decorated in colorful paint including a metallic silver that adds touch of realism to the feathers. Each is stamped "U.S. Zone Germany" indicating they were made between 1945 and 1952. Origin: Germany, 1945-52
  • Condition: excellent; the paper covering at the bottom of one has been opened; two 1/16" paint nicks to one turkey
  • Dimensions: 2-1/8" tall
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1950 item #1454591
Kensington House Antiques
$850.00
A lovely antique 14K yellow gold floral wide band depicting twining branches of roses, each set with a ruby at the center of the petals. The flowers are separated by round brilliant cut diamonds. The band is finished with scalloped edges. The diamonds range from SI1 to I1 with G color. As is typical of the wartime period, the gold has generous weight and the rubies are synthetic. The interior is stamped with “14K” and with an unidentified American maker’s mark.
  • Origin: America, ca 1945
  • Condition: very good, typical surface wear to rubies
  • Finger Size: 6
  • Dimensions: 3/8” wide
  • Weight: 6.2 grams
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: ruby, .5 carat; diamond, .18 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 1910 item #1454586
Kensington House Antiques
$1,095.00
A very nice Imperial Austrian 18K yellow gold brooch set with a reverse-carved Essex crystal depicting a pansy. Essex crystals with flower themes are very rare. In Victorian floriography, the pansy represented "think of me." The flower is beautifully colored. The crystal is set in a simple twisted rope frame. The back retains the original pinstem and clasp. These could easily be removed and replaced with a pendant bail. The clasp is stamped with Austrian hallmarks used toward the end of the Imperial era.
  • Origin: Austria, ca 1900
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 7/8" diameter
  • Weight: 4.5 grams
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1940 item #1454568
Kensington House Antiques
$195.00
A delightful belly-laughing Santa, patriotically dressed in red, white and blue, stands atop a round box candy container enhanced with mica to represent snow. Santa is stamped "Japan" at the back.
  • Origin: Japan, ca 1930
  • Condition: excellent, no chips, cracks or paint loss
  • Dimensions: 3-5/8" tall
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Continental : Pre 1940 item #1454567
Kensington House Antiques
$1,250.00
A very rare French first standard silver (950/1000 pure silver) tastevin, the bottom bearing the coat of arms of the Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin. The arms depict St. Vincent, patron saint of winemakers. The body is further decorated with the traditional raised “perles” for highlighting the reflections in the wine and recessed “cupules” and elongated “godrons” intended to concentrate the color during the tasting process. The handle is worked in the snake motif traditional in Burgundian tastevins. The rim is stamped with the master silversmith’s mark for Emile Mémery & Henri Hours.

The Confrerie was established in 1934 to promote the wines of Burgundy. Modeled on Medieval guilds, membership in the Confrerie is strictly controlled and is open only to sponsored candidates. A tastevin bearing the arms of the Confrerie could only have belonged to a member. Tastevins used by the Confrerie come in a few different variations (not all the members are wealthy and must make do with a silverplate taster), with the being the rarest and most prized. Known for their service to the elite of Burgundy, Alsace and Lorraine, Mémery & Hours were the preferred silversmiths to the Confrerie’s elite.
  • Origin: Lyon, France, ca 1935
  • Condition: excellent; sharp detail on the coat of arms; a minor ding on each of two “cupules”
  • Dimensions: 3-1/16” x 4” x 1”
  • Weight: 96.8 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1454566
Kensington House Antiques
$2,850.00
A very fine Imperial Austro-Hungarian bangle bracelet simply designed as an oval of twisted gold, but then set at the top with a trefoil of three cornflower blue sapphires surrounded by rose cut diamonds. The sapphires, .72, .58, and .52 carat, have microscopic stringer, sharp-edge milky bands, and snowflake inclusions typical of sapphires mined in Kashmir in the 1880s. The sapphires have excellent saturation, medium-dark tone, pure blue color without violet overtones, and a characteristic velvety appearance. The sapphires are surrounded and centered with eleven small rose cut diamonds. The bracelet is stamped with the Vienna hallmark used 1872-1922. The removable safety chain makes the bangle easy to take on and off.
  • Origin: Vienna, Austria-Hungary, ca 1885
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 1/8” wide at back; 5/8” wide at front; interior circumference, 6-1/2
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: sapphire, 1.83 carats; diamond, .10 carat
  • Weight: 14.9 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Silver : Pre 1900 item #1454565
Kensington House Antiques
$295.00
Colorful Victorian silver gilt double-sided cufflinks featuring beautifully patterned malachite cabochons. The gilt silver borders are finished in a classic laurel wreath design. The removable connectors are marked for 800 silver.
  • Origin: Continental Europe, ca. 1880
  • Condition: excellent, original gilding intact
  • Dimensions: 5/8" wide
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1454563
Kensington House Antiques
$1,250.00
An elegant Victorian snowflake pendant worked in 14K yellow gold and set with old mine cut diamonds. The overall effect is very delicate with a lot of sparkle. The center diamond is approximate .33 carat and is graded as I/J, I1; the other diamonds, each .10 carat are I/J color and SI1/2 clarity. The pendant has a folding bail and retains the original pinstem which disappears nicely when being worn as a pendant. The back is marked “14K.”
  • Origin: America, ca. 1890
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 1-1/4” diameter
  • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: 1.53 carats
  • Weight: 7.5 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1920 item #1454562
Kensington House Antiques
$695.00
A very attractive pair of double-sided cufflinks fashioned as oval mother-of-pearl discs centered with small seed pearls and enclosed in an opaque white enamel border, all set in yellow gold. White cufflinks such as these would originally have been worn only with white tie, but today they are particularly elegant with shirts in darker colored fabrics. The connectors are marked “14K” and have the maker’s mark for Larter & Sons.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1910
  • Condition: excellent, no enamel damage
  • Dimensions: 1/2" x 3/4"
  • Weight: 10.9 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1920 item #1454561
Kensington House Antiques
$650.00
An unusually heavy pair of Edwardian 14K yellow gold cufflinks, the faces worked in an intricate engine-turned design. The faces are actually round, but the designed makes them appear octagonal. The backs are marked “14K” and have an unidentified maker’s mark.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1910
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: faces, 9/16” diameter
  • Weight: 11.1 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1452832
Kensington House Antiques
$1,950.00
A very nice late Victorian hinged bangle bracelet worked in a pierced scrolling design. The front features a row of three square cabochon rhodolite garnets set diagonally. The rhodolites have a lovely purplish hue that distinguishes them from their more common all reddish-brown garnet cousins. The bangle is fairly wide, but the piercing gives it an elegant lightness. The clasp is marked “14K.”
  • Origin: America, ca. 1900
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 7/16” wide; inner circumference, 7-1/4”
  • Approximate Total Rhodolite Garnet Weight: 3.3 carats
  • Weight: 23.8 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1452831
Kensington House Antiques
$1,250.00
An elegant 14K yellow gold Victorian bracelet in a twisted braid design. Interestingly, the bracelet tapers toward either end, leaving the middle heftier. This subtle detail gives the bracelet great elegance. The bracelet could be used to suspend up to 18 charms by passing thin jump rings through the center of each twist. That said, it’s really rather attractive all on its own. Tested and guaranteed 14K.
  • Origin: America, ca 1890
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 7-7/8” long; 3/8” wide at center
  • Weight: 15.7 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1910 item #1452830
Kensington House Antiques
$695.00
A handsome pair of 14K gold double-sided cufflinks, the faces set with round cabochon almandite garnets. The stones are not foiled, and have an usually bright color without the typical brownish or orangey overtones usually seen in almandite. The connectors are stamped “14K.”
  • Origin: America, ca. 1900
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: faces, 7/8” diameter
  • Approximate Total Garnet Weight: 15.16 carats
  • Weight: 7.5 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1910 item #1452829
Kensington House Antiques
$695.00
A very attractive pair of 14K gold double-sided cufflinks, the faces set with oval cabochon amethysts. The stones are not foiled and have very good medium-violet color. The backs are stamped “14K” and have the maker’s mark for Larter & Sons.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1900
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: faces, 5/8” x 7/16”
  • Approximate Total Amethyst Weight: 15.96 carats
  • Weight: 9.7 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1452828
Kensington House Antiques
$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 : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1452827
Kensington House Antiques
$995.00
A very pretty pair of Victorian earrings fashioned as lapis lazuli orbs suspended from 14K gold caps decorated with Etruscan beading and rope-twist motifs. The lapis has a beautiful deep violet-blue color of near-Afghan quality with just a small amount of white calcite. The ear wires appear to be original. Tested and guaranteed 14K.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1860
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: spheres, 1/2" diameter; 1-1/4” long from top of earwires
  • Weight: 9.8 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1452826
Kensington House Antiques
$495.00
A wonderful Victorian equestrian pin in the form of a horseshoe nail enhanced with a cluster of small natural pearls, sapphires, and rubies. Nails were a popular motif in Victorian jewelry, and the red, white, and blue color scheme had momentary popularity around the time of the American centennial in 1876. This piece is a pin, but can easily be worn as a pendant suspended from a chain without alteration. Tested and guaranteed 14K.
  • Origin: America, ca 1876
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 2-1/8” long
  • Weight: 5.6 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1452825
Kensington House Antiques
$1,495.00
An impressive 42-carat citrine centers this elegant pendant. The 14K gold setting features stylized flowers and foliage on each side of the stone. The citrine has very good even brownish-orange color resembling a good topaz. Overall, the impression is “statement piece.” The original bail is stamped “585” for 14K.
  • Origin: Continental Europe, ca. 1910
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 1-1/8” wide; 1-15/16” long including bail
  • Approximate Citrine Weight: 42.02 carats
  • Weight: 17.0 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1920 item #1452824
Kensington House Antiques
$650.00
An elegant pair of double-sided cufflinks worked in 14K yellow gold and platinum. The gold oval reserves are enhanced with engine-turned engraving in a striped pattern and are surrounded by engraved platinum borders. The backs are marked “14K-Plat” and have the maker’s mark for Carter, Gough & Co.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1910
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: faces, 1/2" x 11/16”
  • Weight: 8.8 grams
  • All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1920 item #1452823
    Kensington House Antiques
    $575.00
    A very attractive pair of Edwardian cufflinks worked in 14K yellow gold, the oval faces decorated in an ornate engine-turned design that looks a bit like a Maltese cross. The interplay of the engraved and polished surfaces are particularly nice. The backs are marked “14K” and have the maker’s mark for Wordley, Alsopp & Bliss.
    • Origin: America, ca. 1910
    • Condition: excellent
    • Dimensions: 1/2" x 3/4"
    • Weight: 7.7 grams
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1452822
    Kensington House Antiques
    $145.00
    An unusually nice Victorian gold-filled locket in the aesthetic taste. The front features a marsh scene of reeds and flowers growing alongside the water’s edge, all worked in different shades of gold. The design is enclosed within an engraved border. The back of the locket is engraved with multiple designs akin to a crazy quilt.
    • Origin: probably America, ca. 1860
    • Condition: excellent, no wear to gold
    • Dimensions: 7/8” x 1-3/8” (excluding jump ring)
    All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1960 item #1452514
    Kensington House Antiques
    $140.00
    An outstanding vintage hard plastic Halloween candy container in the form of a jack o'lantern scarecrow on wheels by Rosbro. This particular item is almost always found with the little top piece broken off. The colors are all very bright.
    • Origin: America, ca. 1955
    • Dimensions: 5-3/4" tall
    • Conditions: excellent, completely intact, no cracks
    All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1930 item #1452513
    Kensington House Antiques
    $195.00
    A rare composition Halloween candy container in the form of a three-dimensional owl, complete with glass eyes. The container is large enough to hold quite a generous amount of candy!
    • Origin: probably Germany, ca. 1920
    • Dimension: 4-1/4" tall
    • Condition: very good, but some cracking along side seams and a flake at the back edge of the container opening
    All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1930 item #1452512
    Kensington House Antiques
    $175.00
    A rare vintage pressed paper Halloween noisemaker in the form of a carrot. The colors are bright and the mouthpiece retains the reed, so it makes a nice squawky sound. The side has a handwritten price of 10 cents and is faintly marked "Germany."
    • Origin: Germany, ca. 1920
    • Dimensions: 8" tall
    • Condition: excellent, bright color, working
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1930 item #1452125
    Kensington House Antiques
    $1,095.00
    A handsome set of two-sided cufflinks, the round faces enhanced with off-centered concentric engraved lines radiating out from the sapphires. The overall effect is like a blue sun sinking below the horizon. The sapphires have nice pale violet blue color typical of Ceylon stones. The backs are marked 14K and have the maker’s mark for Fisher & Co.
    • Origin: America, ca. 1925
    • Condition: excellent
    • Dimensions: faces, 9/16” diameter
    • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: .52 carat
    • Weight: 10.5 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 : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1920 item #1452122
    Kensington House Antiques
    $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 : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1452092
    Kensington House Antiques
    $1,295.00
    A wonderful Victorian hinged bangle bracelet worked in 14K yellow gold and featuring a design of crescent moons and stars. In Victorian jewelry, crescent moons were used to evoke the goddess Selene (Roman “Luna”) as a representation of feminine power while stars represented wisdom and divine guidance. The pearls’ white color further suggests “purity.” This bracelet was likely a bridal gift intended to remind the young woman that she was not going into her marriage without power and guidance. The bangle is hinged and has a generously sized safety chain, so it is quite easy to get on and off. Tested and guaranteed 14K.
    • Origin: America, ca. 1880
    • Condition: excellent
    • Dimensions: 1/2” wide at front; 5/32” wide at back; inner circumference, 6-1/2”
    • Weight: 14.4 grams
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1910 item #1452091
    Kensington House Antiques
    $1,650.00
    An elegant solid bangle bracelet worked in 14K yellow gold. The bangle has pierced foliate motif, and is set with sapphires and diamonds. Three round sapphires interspersed with four single-cut diamonds are set in platinum at the front of the bangle, and three additional sapphire stations are at the back. The stones have vibrant pure blue coloring and are unheated, likely from Ceylon. Tested and guaranteed 14K.
    • Origin: America, ca. 1900
    • Condition: excellent
    • Dimensions: 3/16” wide; inner circumference, 7-5/8”
    • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: sapphire, 1.19 carats; diamond, .04 carat
    • Weight: 9.4 grams
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1980 item #1452090
    Kensington House Antiques
    $595.00
    A very fine lapis plaque (Afghan quality) with beautiful even violetish-blue color set in a 14K gold mounting. The stone is held in place by gold scrolls reminiscent of cresting waves. The same design follows down the side of the shank. Afghan lapis has no eye-visible white calcite spots, but may have some sparkly pyrite, and is the highest quality level. The interior of the shank is stamped “14K China” and has an unknown maker’s mark. The quality of the mounting matches the quality of the gemstone. The ring could be worn by a man or woman.
    • Origin: China, ca 2010
    • Condition: excellent
    • Finger Size: 8-1/2
    • Dimensions: 7/8” x 9/16” at crown; tapering to 1/4” at back of shank
    • Weight: 8.3 grams
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #1452089
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    A classic Venetian Etruscan 18K gold charm set with round amethysts. The gold surfaces are ornately worked with rosettes, beaded and rope-twist decoration. The amethysts have nice medium-light violet color that contrasts beautifully with the surrounded gold. Charms of this type are usually extremely large, but this example is in a rare smaller size that’s easier to wear on a bracelet or as a pendant. Tested and guaranteed 18K.
    • Origin: Italy, ca. 1955
    • Condition: excellent
    • Dimensions: 3/4" wide x 1” high (excluding jump ring)
    • Approximate Total Amethyst Weight: 3.04 carats
    • Weight: 6.2 grams
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1450099
    Kensington House Antiques
    $550.00
    A particularly nice Art Nouveau four-leaf clover honeymoon watch pin, the leaves beautifully enameled in shades of translucent green, yellow and rust. The 14K yellow gold crescent moon is set with a graduated row of pearls, while an old European cut diamond centers the clover. The back retains the original clasp and watch hook. In Victorian flower language, the clover symbolized "good luck." When flowers and crescents were used together, the symbolism was "honeymoon," and these were popular gifts given to new brides by either their grooms or close family. Since the meaning here is "good luck on your honeymoon," we'd have to assume that this particular pin was a gift from the bride's mother rather than from her groom. Tested and guaranteed 14K.
    • Origin: America, ca 1900
    • Condition: excellent, no enamel damage
    • Dimensions: 1" x 1"
    • Weight: 3.7 grams
    • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .025 ct
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1450096
    Kensington House Antiques
    $495.00
    A lovely Art Nouveau 14K yellow gold honeymoon pin in the form of a crescent moon decorated with blue and white enamel forget-me-nots surrounding an enameled pansy set with a .025-ct round brilliant diamond. The pansy is the more uncommon type where the petals have elegantly-chased decoration. In Victorian flower language, both the pansy and the forget-me-not symbolized “think of me.” When flowers and crescents were used together, the symbolism was “honeymoon,” and these were popular gifts given to new brides by either their grooms or close family.
    • Origin: America, ca. 1900
    • Condition: excellent, no enamel damange
    • Dimensions: 7/8” x 11/16”
    • Weight: 2.8 grams
    • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .025 carat
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Silver : Pre 1920 item #1450095
    Kensington House Antiques
    $595.00
    A handsome pair of double-faced silver cufflinks, the faces decorated with finely-detailed enamel portraits of English or Italian greyhounds. The backs and chain connectors are stamped with French silver hallmarks.
    • Origin: France, ca 1910
    • Condition: no enamel loss, one face has light surface wear to the silver (visible in the photos but only visible upon close inspection in person)
    • Dimensions: 9/16 x 11/16” (14 x 17 mm)
    • Weight: 7.0 grams
    All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1940 item #1450092
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    $210.00
    A delightful vintage Halloween bisque figure in the form of a broom-carrying witch and her black cat. Items such as this were used as table decorations, but it’s also possible that they were filled with small candies through the hole in the bottom, then sealed with paper and given as party favors. The witch, with her pasty complexion, gaping mouth, and crossed eyes really looks more like a space alien than a traditional witch. Only her broom and black cat betray her true nature!
    • Origin: Japan, ca. 1930
    • Condition: very good, about 5% paint loss, mostly to her dress near the broom
    • Dimensions: 4” tall.
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1980 item #1449477
    Kensington House Antiques
    $1,250.00
    An extremely attractive pair of cufflinks worked in 18K white gold, the faces featuring plaques of black mother of pearl set with diamonds. Black mother of pearl is much less common than the usual light color and displays a beautiful pearly luster with overtones of green and rose that can be clearly seen in the photos. The diamonds have bright color, estimated at F, and VVS clarity. Solid connectors join the faces to hinged toggles. The connectors are marked “750” for 18K gold, and have an unidentified maker’s mark “LG”.
    • Origin: probably Continental Europe, ca. 1980
    • Dimensions: 5/8” diameter
    • Weight: 7.6 grams
    • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: 2.0 carats.
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #1449430
    Kensington House Antiques
    $2,250.00
    A very large, heavy 18K gold Venetian Etruscan fob charm pendant set with oval red coral cabochons and pearls. The gold surface is heavily decorated with applied wirework and rosettes. The coral has intense, even color, and the pearls display good luster with a slightly creamy color that nicely accents the coral. The jump ring is marked “Italy 18K.” This is among the largest and heaviest Venetian Etruscan fob/charm/pendant we’ve had.
    • Origin: Italy, ca. 1955
    • Condition: excellent
    • Dimensions: 1-3/8” x 15/16” x 2” long (excluding jump ring)
    • Weight: 26.5 grams
    All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1930 item #1450091
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    Early German Halloween candy container featuring a composition black cat perched atop a red paperboard container. The bottom once had a stick-on label of some sort that scuffed up the paper, so there is no longer a “Made in Germany” mark, but this is clearly a German piece. The cat has tons of personality, from crossed eyes to a bright red mouth oddly shaped like human lips. MEEOW!
    • Origin: Germany, ca. 1920
    • Condition: very good, light paint flaking at the back and tip of one ear
    • Dimensions: 3-3/4” tall