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All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1837 VR item #21686
Kensington House Antiques
$450.00
A pair of sterling silver berry spoons of the finest quality dating to the reign of George III. The quality of the repousse and bright cut decoration is beyond compare. The design of the bowl includes cherries, applies, pomegranates and foliage. The backs are clearly hallmarked for London, 1800 and for the maker Thomas Wallis. Excellent condition; no monograms or removals. 9" long.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1837 VR item #21681
Kensington House Antiques
$195.00
English sterling silver berry spoon dating from the reign of George III. The lobed bowl is decorated with repousse apples, berries and foliage; the handle with bright cut engraving, both added later in the 19th century. (We are also offering another berry spoon by a different silversmith and with a slightly different shape, but with identical decoration. Certainly the two spoons were decorated by the same engraver and repousser.) No monograms or removals. The reverse is clearly hallmarked for London, 1812 and the maker's mark "IL" is possibly that of James Lloyd. Excellent condition; the vermeil bowl has faded to a faint lemon color. 8-5/8" long.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1837 VR item #21680
Kensington House Antiques
$195.00
English sterling silver berry spoon dating from the reign of George III. The lobed bowl is decorated with repousse apples, berries and foliage; the handle with bright cut engraving, both added later in the 19th century. (We are also offering another berry spoon by a different silversmith and with a slightly different shape, but with identical decoration. Certainly the two spoons were decorated by the same engraver and repousser.) No monograms or removals. The reverse is clearly hallmarked for London, 1811 and an unidentified maker "SA". Excellent condition; the vermeil bowl has faded to a faint lemon color. 8-1/2" long.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Chinese Export : Pre 1900 item #21655
Kensington House Antiques
$55.00
Early Chinese export Rose Medallion porcelain condiment dish. The details are very finely painted and vibrantly colored. China, ca. 1860's. Excellent condition; the gilding along the top edges is worn away; no chips or cracks. 3-1/8" x 2-3/8" x 11/16".
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Chinese Export : Pre 1900 item #21654
Kensington House Antiques
$55.00
Early Chinese export Rose Medallion porcelain condiment dish. The details are very finely painted and vibrantly colored. China, ca. 1860's. Excellent condition; the gilding along the top edges is mostly worn away; no chips or cracks. 3-1/8" x 2-3/8" x 11/16".
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Chinese Export : Pre 1900 item #21653
Kensington House Antiques
$55.00
Early Chinese export Rose Medallion porcelain condiment dish. The details are very finely painted and vibrantly colored. China, ca. 1860's. Excellent condition; the gilding along the top edges is worn away; no chips or cracks. 3-1/8" x 2-3/8" x 11/16".
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1940 item #20784
Kensington House Antiques
$1375.00
Oil on masonite painting "Autumn in the Rockies" by Arthur J. Hammond (sgnd l.r.). This work uses bright autumnal colors muted with browns and greys. The broad, heavy strokes give the work a post-Impressionist look. The painting was acquired along with two others, both dated 1924, hence the dating of this work.

The back is marked in pencil in the artist's hand, "Autumn in the Rockies/Arthur J. Hammond/Rockport, Massachusetts." A later label in another hand reads, "Arthur J. Hammond/Am. b. Vernon Conn. 1875/1934 Rockport, Mass./Mallett's Index/Am. Art Annual 1933."

Listed in

  • AskART.com's "The Artists Bluebook: 23,000 North American Artists", 2000
  • P.H. Falk's "Who Was Who In American Art: 1564-1975", 1999, p. 7433
  • the National Academy of Design's "Annual Exhibition Record: 1901-1950", 1990, p. 622
  • Falk's "Dictionary of Signatures & Mongrams", 1988, p. 556
  • G.B. Opitz' "Mantle Fielding's Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors, et. al.", 1986, p. 1081
  • Falk's "Who Was Who in American Art: Artists Active 1898-1947", 1985, p. 707
  • Opitz' "Dictionary of American Artists", 1982, p. 372
  • P. & H. Samuels' "Encyclopedia Artists American West", 1976, p. 549
  • D.T. Mallett's "Index of Artists", 1948, p. 811.

    Board size 12"x16". Condition: blacklight examination reveals no inpainting or other repairs; the frame is contemporary to the painting and shows appropriate wear.

  • All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1960 item #20335
    Kensington House Antiques
    $195.00
    Six 17th century style sterling silver coffee spoons in the original velvet and satin lined box. The finials are in the shape of globe artichokes. Each spoon is fully hallmarked for London, 1946. Both the spoons and the box are in mint condition. Spoons 4" long.
    All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Royal : Pre 1920 item #20201
    Kensington House Antiques
    $150.00
    A simply wonderful piece of English royalty memorabilia. A sterling silver replica of the English throne and the anointing spoon rest atop a replica of the velvet pillow upon which the crown is carried in procession at the coronation of English monarchs at Westminster Abbey. Both the throne and anointing spoon bear full hallmarks for the coronation year 1910 in the City of Birmingham. The maker's mark is "L&S." Both sterling pieces also bear a registry number. 2" tall; 2.5" square.
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #20196
    Kensington House Antiques
    $185.00
    Beautiful striped agate mounted in sterling silver and gold. The back of the mounting is silver and the top edges are gold. There are no hallmarks, so the brooch is probably American or a custom-made English piece. It retains its original clasp. 1.25"x1.5"
    All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Accessories : Boxes : Pre 1900 item #20192
    Kensington House Antiques
    $95.00
    Rectangular black laquered snuffbox enhanced with mustard- and red-painted decoration on all six surfaces. The inside of the lid is engraved "Alexr C. Stark/Paterson, NJ". American, ca. 1830. Excellent condition, showing slight surface wear where Mr. Stark (obviously a right handed gentlemen) placed his thumb to open the box.
    All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #20191
    Kensington House Antiques
    $65.00
    English porcelain teacup and teabowl featuring three fine transfer designs printed in a stunning magenta color that is so intense it almost takes on the appearance of pink luster. The teabowl is decorated with a scene entitled "Winchester College" and the cup has "Macduff's Castle" and "Berwick Salop [sp?]". The saucer is further decorated with two concentric rings around the edge and the cup has two matching rings around the inside lip. Both pieces are in very fine condition, with only minimal scratching of the top surface of the teabowl. English, ca. 1840. Saucer 5-1/4" diam.; cup 2-1/2" tall.
    All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Accessories : Boxes : Pre 1920 item #19772
    Kensington House Antiques
    $95.00
    Colorful thread box, the hinged top decoupaged with playing cards. Both the inside lid and the bottom have labels proclaiming "Brook's Soft Finish is the Perfection of Sewing Thread."

    Origin: America, ca. 1900. Condition: very good, some crackling of finish. Size: 5" x 4" x 2".

    All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Accessories : Boxes : Pre 1837 VR item #19769
    Kensington House Antiques
    $65.00
    Lacquer tobbaco or snuff box with faux tortoise finish and brass Maltese cross inlay on the lid.

    Origin: England, ca. 1820. Condition: good; some crackling and scratching of lacquer surface; one 1/2" and one 1/8" flake on the bottom. Size: 3-1/2" diam.; 1-5/8" tall.

    All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1940 item #19768
    Kensington House Antiques
    $525.00
    Outstanding three-piece sterling silver dresser set with guilloche enamel. Both brushes have natural bristles and the jar is panel-cut. All pieces are fully hallmarked for "G. Bros." London and Birmingham, 1928. The markings also indicate the pieces were made for export to America.

    Origin: London & Birmingham, England, 1928. Condition: excellent, including the bristles; absolutely no problems with the enamel. Size: hairbrush 9" long; clothesbrush 6-1/4" long; jar 2" diam.

    All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Bronze : Pre 1920 item #19744
    Kensington House Antiques
    $325.00
    Very rare heart shaped gilt bronze-mounted dresser tray with handmade lace insert. This is the only heart-shaped dresser tray I've ever seen. Marked on the bottom "France."

    Origin: France, ca. 1900. Condition: excellent, but could use some cleaning. Size: 10-3/4" x 8-1/2" x 1".

    All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Bronze : Pre 1940 item #19742
    Kensington House Antiques
    $195.00
    Lovely gilt bronze-mounted oval dresser tray with handmade lace insert. The bottom is marked "Apollo Made in U.S.A. 2697 12."

    Origin: America, ca. 1920. Condition: excellent, except a small area of lace has a tear and slight discoloration (12 o'clock position in second photo). Size: 13-1/2" x 6-1/4" x 3/4".

    All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Pottery : Pre 1900 item #19739
    Kensington House Antiques
    $345.00
    Very good Staffordshire figural group portraying a young man and woman in a garden. He holds a floral wreath while she holds a potted rosebush. The decorative painting is very nice, especially the facial details.

    Origin, Staffordshire, England, ca. 1850. Condition: excellent; no chips or cracks, gilding intact. Size: 7" tall.

    All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Pre 1960 item #19735
    Kensington House Antiques
    $65.00
    Colorful pottery sardine box decorated with all manner of seashells in shades of brown, red, blue and grey. The bottom is marked "Handpainted Occupied Japan" around a peacock logo.

    Origin: Japan, ca. 1945-52. Condition: excellent. Size: 5" x 3-3/4" x 2-3/4".

    All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Eastern Europe : Pre 1920 item #19734
    Kensington House Antiques
    $195.00
    Porcelain sardine box with a handle in the form of a realistically-painted sardine. The sides and lid of the box are decorated with pink roses. The bottom is marked "Victoria Austria."

    Origin: Altrohlau, Bohemia, Austria (now Stara Role, Czech Republic), ca. 1891-1918. Condition: excellent, slight wear to gilding along edges of the lid. Size: 5-1/4" x 4-1/2" x 3".

    All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #19290
    Kensington House Antiques
    $295.00
    Pair lovely Minton porcelain cabinet plates featuring handpainted pastoral scenes. One shows a footbridge over a rushing stream and the other shows a pair of cows wading in a pond. Both are surrounded by Minton's famous turquoise blue. The edges are gilt and embossed with a foliate pattern. The backs are impressed "Minton" and have the year mark for 1879. Origin: England, 1879. Condition: the bridge plate is excellent, with about 10% loss to the gilding along the rim; the cow plate is good, with about 70% loss to the gilding along the edge and along the inner rim. Size: 9-1/8" diam.
    All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #19205
    Kensington House Antiques
    $45.00
    Lovely Victorian pickle fork with a mother of pearl handle, a sterling ferule and silverplated tines.

    Origin: England, ca. 1900. Condition: excellent. Size: 7-1/4" long.

    All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Continental : Pre 1920 item #19198
    Kensington House Antiques
    $165.00
    Lovely cut glass powder jar with a silver lid. The finial is a beautifully-detailed strawberry. The edges of the lid are decorated with classical bound reeding. The lid is also monogramed "FC". Hallmarks are European and the silver content is 916/1000.

    Origin: Europe, ca. 1910. Condition: excellent. Size: 3-3/4" diam.; 4" tall.

    All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Continental : Pre 1900 item #19193
    Kensington House Antiques
    $150.00
    Lovely Louis XVI style sterling silver fish slice. The elegant spade-shaped matte vermeil blade is engraved with the crossed quiver and torch design originally popular in the late 18th century. The blade and handle are marked by the maker, Pot & Cie., and the handle is marked with a French silver hallmark.

    Origin: France, ca. 1890. Condition: very good; a bit of discoloration on the blade and very light wear on the handle. Size: 12-1/2" long.

    All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1980 item #19192
    Kensington House Antiques
    $98.00
    Art Deco style sterling silver cake comb, used to serve spongy cakes such as angel food. The pattern would blend nicely with many of the Jensen designs. Marked "Web Sterling Handle."

    Origin: Philadelphia, PA, 1950-65. Condition: excellent. Size: 11" long.

    All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Brass : Pre 1900 item #19191
    Kensington House Antiques
    $195.00
    Victorian brass figural picture frame in the form of a medieval knight's shield with a halbeard and lance. Cut from heavy-gauge brass, this frame shows great originality and design sense. The back has a hinged easel.

    Origin: England, ca. 1880. Condition: excellent. Size: 8" x 5".

    All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Brass : Pre 1900 item #19159
    Kensington House Antiques
    $265.00
    Outstanding Victorian figural picture frame in the form of a map of Australia! The metal is very heavy gauge and the coloring is white (I believe it is constructed of white brass with a yellow-tinted lacquer). The detail is superb, including outlines of rivers, the political boundaries (Western Australia, Northern Territory, South Australia, Queensland, New South Wales, and Victoria), and the locations of cities (Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane).

    The reverse side is stamped "R. Golding/Rd. No. 30/Tasmania". The back has an easel which is removable for hanging on the wall with the attached hook.

    Origin: Tasmania, Australia, late 19th century. Condition: excellent, with some wear to lacquer around edges. Size: 8" x 6-1/4".

    A matching frame (missing the glass) is also available.

    All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Continental : Pre 1900 item #19149
    Kensington House Antiques
    $100.00
    Very rare Imperial Russian silver child's fork with vermeil and engraved floral decoration. In fact, I've never before seen a piece of Russian children's flatware. The maker's hallmark on the back is slightly obscured by the design, but the assayer's mark (AA/1895), the standard mark (84), and the city mark (Moscow) are very clear.

    Origin: Moscow, 1895. Condition: mint. Size: 4-3/4" long.

    All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : French : Pre 1900 item #19143
    Kensington House Antiques
    $175.00
    Stunning 2nd Empire pink opaline glass chalice with gilt and enamel decoration. The outside surface has a matte finish except along the lip, the foot rim and the knop rim, each of which is decorated with gilt lines. The primary decoration, however, fills nearly the entire surface with built-up layers of gilding accented with black enamel. The base has a slightly concave polished pontil.

    Origin: France, possibly Baccarat, ca. 1840. Condition: glass has three tiny flakes (1 is 1/8"; 2 are 1/16") flakes on the inside edge of the top rim; the primary decoration is completely intact, gilt lines along rims show 20% wear. Size: 6" tall.

    All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1940 item #19137
    Kensington House Antiques
    $450.00
    1924 watercolor painting of Red Mountain, California, by listed artist Arthur J. Hammond (signed and titled lower left). This is a beautiful work employing soft desert colors in shades of blues, greens, and purples.

    The frame is not comtemporary to the piece.

    Hammond was born in Vernon, Connecticut in 1875 but lived mostly in Rockport, Massachusetts.

    Listed in

    • AskART.com's "The Artists Bluebook: 23,000 North American Artists", 2000
    • P.H. Falk's "Who Was Who In American Art: 1564-1975", 1999, p. 7433
    • the National Academy of Design's "Annual Exhibition Record: 1901-1950", 1990, p. 622
    • Falk's "Dictionary of Signatures & Mongrams", 1988, p. 556
    • G.B. Opitz' "Mantle Fielding's Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors, et. al.", 1986, p. 1081
    • Falk's "Who Was Who in American Art: Artists Active 1898-1947", 1985, p. 707
    • Opitz' "Dictionary of American Artists", 1982, p. 372
    • P. & H. Samuels' "Encyclopedia Artists American West", 1976, p. 549
    • D.T. Mallett's "Index of Artists", 1948, p. 811.

    Sight size 11"x8-3/4". Condition: excellent, although it appears to have two 3/4" paint runs immediately above the roof of the house (visible in the enlargement); more vivid and brightly colored than it appears in the photographs.

    We will soon be offering another oil painting of a Rocky Mountain scene by Hammond.

    All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Glass : American : Pre 1940 item #18682
    Kensington House Antiques
    $75.00
    4 hand enameled cocktail glasses featuring colorful roosters. Unlike most rooster glasses, these do not depict a cock fight--so none of the glasses has a dead chicken on it!

    The glasses have gilding along the rims and around the feet. Very colorful!

    Origin: American, ca. 1930's. Condition: excellent condition, except the gilding has a bit of wear and one glass has a tiny nick at the edge of the foot. Size: 3-5/8" tall.

    All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Pre 1920 item #18391
    Kensington House Antiques
    $175.00
    Lovely 3-tier chintz cake stand in a unknown pattern. The bottom of each piece is marked in blue/green "B/Royal Tudor Ware/Barker Bros. L'td/England" along with a crown. The stem is brass. The whole stand is approximately 12-1/2" tall. The plates are approximately 10", 8" and 6" in diameter. Mint condition--even the gilding around the edges of the plates. Ca. 1920's.
    All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Enamel : Pre 1800 item #18390
    Kensington House Antiques
    $265.00
    Rare four-lobed copper bowl decorated in painted enamel. The decoration pictures three ancient Chinese warriors in a landscape. Like nearly all enamelware, this piece has suffered from the ravages of time, but the fine detail of the decoration and the rarity of the form more than compensate for the condition.

    Origin: China, late 18th century. Condition: numerous chips and cracks, particularly along edges. Size: 4-1/2" diam., 2-1/8" high.

    All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #18388
    Kensington House Antiques
    $75.00
    Terrific Battersea-style enameled gin bottle/decanter label. The enamel is applied over metal and has polychrome floral decoration. The chain is brass.

    Origin: probably English, ca. 1900. Condition: excellent. Size: 2.5" x 1/5".

    All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #18387
    Kensington House Antiques
    $75.00
    Terrific enameled sherry bottle/decanter label. The enamel is applied over metal and has polychrome floral decoration. The chain is brass.

    Origin: probably English, ca. 1900. Condition: excellent. Size: 2.5" x 1/5".

    All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Pottery : Pre 1900 item #18364
    Kensington House Antiques
    $425.00
    Rare Staffordshire spaniel head bank. The spaniel is highlighed with copper lustre spots and a copper luster neck chain/padlock.

    Origin: England, last quarter 19th century. Condition: Mint, except for 3/8" flake on the bottom of the foot rim (not visible from the top or side); appropriate glaze crazing for the age. Size: 4-1/4" tall.