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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
    Kensington House Antiques
    $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
    Kensington House Antiques
    Sale Pending
    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