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All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Pre 1960 item #1469828
Kensington House Antiques
$225.00
Silver mounted agate sculpture in the form of a Kiwi or a similar bird. The silver is well worked and complements the rich brown shadings of the agate. The silver mountings are marked "P. Rata 833".
  • Origin: Portugal, 1950
  • Condition: excellent, some natural pitting in the stone
  • Dimensions: 2-1/4" tall
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #1469826
Kensington House Antiques
$1,695.00
A high-quality 18K gold Etruscan-style Italian charm/pendant set with turquoise cabochons and concealing a hidden compartment in the bottom. The exposed gold surfaces are decorated with twisted wirework and beading, and the top shoulder has an unusual “horn” decoration that we’ve never seen before. Etruscan charms with compartments are very rare. The jump ring is marked “750” for 18K and the charm is tested and guaranteed 18K.
  • Origin: Italy, ca 1955
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 1-1/4 wide x 1-1/2 high (excluding jump ring)>/li>
  • Weight: 14.6 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #1469825
Kensington House Antiques
$1,695.00
An outstanding lantern-shaped Etruscan-style 18K gold charm/pendant featuring coral cabochons. The gold surfaces are worked with intricate beading and twisted wirework. The decorative gold work is among the best we’ve seen on this type of charm. The coral has pure orange-red color and nice polish. The jump ring is stamped “750” for 18K gold, and the charm is tested and guaranteed 18K.
  • Origin: Italy, ca. 1955
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 1-1/2” high (excluding jump ring); 1-1/4” wide
  • Weight: 19.9 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #1469824
Kensington House Antiques
$1,450.00
An unusual 18K gold Etruscan-style Italian charm/pendant featuring four citrines on the sides, a large sugarloaf cabochon carnelian at the bottom, and an fluted chalcedony bead at the top. The gold surfaces have a brushed finish accented with twisted wirework appliques. The color combinations of the gemstones is particularly appealing. Tested and guaranteed 18K.
  • Origin: Italy, ca 1955
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 1-1/2” high; 3/4” wide
  • Weight: 15.2 grams
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: citrine, 1.5 carats; carnelian, 7.4 carats
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1469823
Kensington House Antiques
$495.00
A lovely silver and gold necklace with pendant in the shape of two conjoined hearts, one with the word “Mizpah” and the other with the verse “The Lord watch between thee and me when we are absent one from another.” “Mizpah” stems from the Hebrew word for “watchtower,” and was used in jewelry to symbolize protection for loved ones during an extended absence. In an era of months-long travel and extended warfare, the Mizpah became a tangible reminder of being loved and protected from afar. The hears are further adorned with appliqued gold flowers and foliage. “Mizpah” is most frequently seen alone, without any verse or other sentimental decoration. Originally a brooch, the hearts now hang from an old silver chain. The reverse bears hallmarks for Chester, England and an unidentified maker’s mark “SB.”
  • Origin: England, ca 1890 (the date mark is partially obscured, but appears to be 1891
  • Condition: good, converted from a brooch, some dings on the heart engraved with the verse
  • Dimensions: pendant, 7/8” x 1-3/8”; necklace length, 19-3/8”
  • Weight: 9.6 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1900 item #1469822
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An elegant Art Nouveau bracelet comprising foliate shaped links set with round amethysts alternating with fleur-de-lis shaped links. The amethysts have the deep violet coloring typical of the best quality Siberian material. Tested and guaranteed 14K gold.
  • Origin: America, ca 1895
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 7-1/2” long
  • Weight: 19.4 grams
  • Approximate Total Amethyst Weight: 5.22 carats
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1469821
Kensington House Antiques
$550.00
A small fob seal featuring an amethyst tablet set in a fluted closed-back setting surmounted with ornate scrollwork. The amethyst tablet bears the monogram “RB” and a heart-shaped lock and a key. The lock and key are rebus images carrying the message “Key to my heart.” This fob is perfectly sized to wear alone as a pendant or on a heavy chain or bracelet as one of multiple charms. Tested and guaranteed 15K.
  • Origin: England, ca 1830
  • Condition: very good
  • Dimensions: 5/8" x 1-1/8"
  • Weight: 7.5 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1910 item #1469820
Kensington House Antiques
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A very handsome and heavy pair of double-sided 18K gold cufflinks, the oval faces decorated with stripes of engine-turned engraving and translucent royal blue guilloche enamel. The faces are joined by chains. Both the faces and the individual chain links are fully marked for Sheffield, 1905 and have an unidentified maker’s mark.
  • Origin: Sheffield, England, 1905
  • Condition: excellent, no enamel damage
  • Dimensions; faces, 3/4” x 9/16”
  • Weight: 11.0 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1980 item #1469819
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A colorful 18K gold pendant from H Stern’s “Rainbow Collection,” featuring rectangular garnet, topaz, citrine, peridot, green tourmaline, aquamarine, and amethyst to represent the color spectrum of visible light. The stones are contained within a simple gold border. The reverse is stamped with Stern’s star mark. Tested and guaranteed 18K.
  • Origin: Brazil, ca. 1990
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 1” long including bail
  • Weight: 1.6 grams
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: 1.0 carat
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Modernism : Pre 1970 item #1468887
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An elegant pair of 18K yellow gold earclips by Haroldo Burle Marx set with intricately carved jelly tourmalines in the “forma livre” (free form) style. Burle Marx was particularly known for his use of stones fashioned by carving or tumbling rather than faceting, a technique he invented in 1948. The tourmalines have greenish blueish overtones. The elongated shape of the stones, mirrored by the shape of the settings looks very good on the ear. The gold surfaces are worked in both the stippled and brushed textures often seen in Burle Marx jewels. Each earring is stamped with Burle Marx’ complete markings. Posts could be easily added to compliment the omega clips.

Burle Marx worked in Brazil, and his only international boutique was at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, DC. The Brazilian government commissioned him to make state gifts for Queen Elizabeth, Japan’s Empress Nagako, Iran’s Empress Farah Diba, Denmark’s Queen Margarethe, India’s Indira Gandhi, and many others. Among Hollywood royalty, he was a favorite of Merle Oberon and Natalie Wood.

  • Origin: Brazil, ca. 1970
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 15/16” x 3/4”
  • Weight: 16.8 grams,

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1468204
Kensington House Antiques
$525.00
A pretty late Georgian example of a Halley’s Comet pin worked in 14K (perhaps 15K) yellow gold and featuring a light blue paste stone to represent the comet’s nucleus. The paste is set in an elegant buttercup-type setting accented with an engraved gallery. Blue paste is less common than other colors, and makes a very nice presentation. The comet’s tail depicted in the engraved and voluted gold setting.

In 1705, Edmond Halley correctly predicted the comet’s return in 1758. When it returned again in 1835 (and in 1910), jewelers were ready with fashionable pins to celebrate the comet’s passage.
  • Origin: England, ca 1835
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 1-3/8” long
  • Weight: 2.9 grams
All Items : Vintage Arts : Furnishings : Accessories : Pre 1940 item #1468202
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A French Art Deco arched chrome cocktail pick holder with a dozen picks with colorful bakelite finials. The holder is French, but the picks (probably early replacements) are marked “Made in England.” This simple design is somewhat easier to use than some of the other figural pick holders. Cocktail pick holders (“porte-piques”) was once a fixture of every French bar or café. Today, they can be used to spear cocktail olives or cherries, or to serve small hors d’oeuvres.
  • Origin: France and England, ca 1930
  • Dimensions: 5-1/4” long x 1-1/2” deep x 3” high.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1467297
Kensington House Antiques
$6,250.00
This classic late Victorian bangle bracelet is set with a row of gorgeous opal cabochons in graduated sizes enhanced with old European cut and single cut diamonds. The opals have superb play of color evenly spread across the stones’ surfaces. Primary colors are blues and greens with shots of orange and red. The interior of the bracelet has a jeweler’s inventory number, but no maker’s mark. It is presented in a fitted box that appears to be original. The interior of the box bears the name Wm Mossman, Jeweller & Goldsmith, 135 Princes St (Edinburgh, Scotland). The clasp is stamped with French import marks. Tested and guaranteed 15K.
  • Origin: Scotland, ca. 1900
  • Condition: mint
  • Dimensions: 7/16” wide at front; 6-1/8” circumference
  • Weight: 17.3 grams
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: opal, 7.36 carats; diamond, .37 carat
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1900 item #1466670
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A very fine French Art Nouveau 18K yellow gold festoon necklace comprising three gold plaques exquisitely engraved in a pattern of roses and their foliage. The plaques are curved to create a "festoon" look, and are suspended from a gold chain set with natural seed pearls. The backs of the plaques are lightly engraved with a reverse image of the roses—a hidden luxury that speaks to the quality of the piece. Each plaque also includes stems with pronounced thorns, perhaps as a reminder of the selflessness of love. Victorian floriography adoped red roses to represent love from the myth of Aphrodite and Adonis. As she raced to the side of her fallen mortal lover, Aphrodite pricked her toe on the thorn of a white rose and her blood forever stained the flower red. The necklace is stamped with French 18K gold marks, and with an illegible maker's mark.
  • Origin: France, ca 1895
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: necklace length, 16-3/4"; central plaque, 1-7/8" wide, 1-1/4" high
  • Weight: 21.9 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1466214
Kensington House Antiques
$5,650.00
An impressive 18K yellow gold hinged bangle, the front set with a cabochon emerald surrounded by old mine cut and rose cut diamonds arranged in a floral motif. The larger diamonds are in buttercup settings that add more depth to the design. The emerald has good color with very light treatment and is probably of Brazilian origin. The back side of the bracelet is pierced to retain a feeling of lightness. The hinged opening and oval shape makes the bracelet comfortable to wear. The clasp is stamped with French 18K gold marks and an unidentified master goldsmith’s mark.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1870
  • Condition: excellent, all original
  • Dimensions: interior circumference, 6-11/16”; width, 1-3/16” at front tapering to 3/8” at back
  • Weight: 30.6 grams
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: emerald, 2.15 carats; diamond, 1.3 carats
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1466213
Kensington House Antiques
$2,850.00
An elegant bracelet composed of open links ornately decorated in a pattern of acanthus leaves alternating with blue sapphire oval cabochons. The sapphires do not show indication of heat treatment. Each link is slightly curved, so the bracelet lies nicely on the wrist. The clasp is masterfully constructed to be invisible once closed. Like most Portuguese gold jewelry of the era, it’s quite heavy for its size. The bracelet is stamped with 19.2K gold marks used in the city of Oporto, 1887-1937.
  • Origin: Portugal, ca 1900
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimeions: 1/2" wide; 7-3/4” long
  • Weight: 23.2 grams
  • Approximate Total Sapphire Weight: 3.36 carats
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1466212
Kensington House Antiques
$2,950.00
An elegant heavy gold bracelet comprised of linked chains decorated with three-leaf clovers. In Victorian flower symbology, clover leaves, regardless of their number signified good luck, but they also held the meaning “think of me.” Kauffer was the primary jeweler of the Ecole de Nancy, France’s most important group of Art Nouveau artisans. He exhibited at the Louvre during his lifetime. Unlike the more florid Art Nouveau designs by Parisian jewelers, Kauffer’s designs tended to be more linear and graphic. The bracelet’s clasp is stamped with the 18K gold marks used outside Paris until 1919, with Kauffer’s maker’s mark, and also with Kauffer’s signature.
  • Origin: France, ca 1910
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 7-1/2” long.
  • Weight: 32.7 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1465966
Kensington House Antiques
$4,950.00
A superb Edwardian ring featuring a 1.89 carat antique cushion sapphire asymmetrically flanked by a pair of old European cut diamonds (.40 and .35 carats, both I color and one with VS1 clarity and the other with SI2 clarity, in buttercup settings. The design is further enhanced with scrolls set with rose cut diamonds. As is typical of the period, the gold ring is topped with platinum to highlight the color of the stones. The sapphire has beautiful texture and color that reads blue across the room. The stone shows no indication of heat treatment and is characteristic of the best sapphire from Sri Lanka. The shank is stamped with French import marks for 18K gold and platinum.
  • Origin: French import marks, but likely American, ca. 1910
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 3/4" wide
  • Finger Size: 5-3/4” (easily sizeable)
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: sapphire, 1.86 ct; diamond, .89 ct
  • Weight: 5.4 grams