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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1402839
Kensington House Antiques
$775.00
A delightful Art Nouveau daisy pendant/pin, the petals formed from long Mississippi river pearls arranged around a textured gold disc studded with an old mine cut diamond. The pearls have very attractive lustre and the diamond has nice color and clarity (J/VS2). The back retains the original pendant hook and pinstem/clasp. Tested and guaranteed 14K.

NOTE: The pendant is shown with an optional 16" 14K chain.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1900.
  • Dimensions: 1" diameter.
  • Weight: 4.9 grams.
  • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .10 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1400286
Kensington House Antiques
$1,895.00
This fabulous snarling tiger is glowing with lifelike translucent enamels in multiple shades of gold, orange, brown and black. The nostrils and tongue are accented with deep red enamel. Each eye is set with an old European cut diamond and the fangs grasp a third diamond. The stones are good quality, graded at I color, SI1 clarity. The pendant is deeply three-dimensional with superb detailing. The back is also stamped with Alling & Co.’s mark. Alling was manufacturer for leading retailers such as Tiffany & Co., Bailey, Banks Biddle and C.D. Peacock.

The back is ornately engraved “EBP From the Armour Boys/Sioux City, IA/June 1907.” Our research suggests that the “Armour Boys” were the owners of the meatpacking company Armour, and that “EBP” was Elizabeth Ann Brasker Plankinton, daughter of their partner in the company. One of Armour’s largest factories opened in Sioux City in 1907.

NOTE: The pendant is shown with a 16" 14K gold chain that is available for an additional $125.
  • Origin: America, 1907.
  • Condition: excellent condition.
  • Dimensions: 1 3/32” wide x 1 1/8” tall (excluding bail and jump ring).
  • Weight: 11.5 grams.
  • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .15 carat.
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1400282
    Kensington House Antiques
    $695.00
    A gorgeous enameled clover, worked in several shades of green is featured in this ring converted from a Victorian earring. The enamel has a soft velvety appearance and is accented at the center with a small pearl. The clover is set on a sturdy 14K gold split shank. Four-leaf clovers are generally associated with good luck, but in Victorian flower symbology, they also carried the sentiment, "Be mine." So whether you're in love or just feeling lucky, this ring is perfect!
    • Origin: America, ca. 1900.
    • Condition: converted; no enamel damage; excellent condition.
    • Dimensions: crown, 3/4" x 3/4".
    • Finger Size: 7.
    • Weight: 3.7 grams.
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1400279
    Kensington House Antiques
    $695.00
    A lovely, colorful Art Nouveau 14K gold, seed pearl and enamel pin in the form of a violet by the Newark firm Crane & Theurer. The flower petals are enameled in cream darking gradually through lilac to deep violet along the edges. Each of the petals is finished with an arc of tiny seed pearls echoing the larger pearl set at the flower's center. The reverse is stamped with the maker's hallmark and "14K."
    • Origin: America, ca. 1910.
    • Condition: excellent.
    • Dimensions: 13/16" x 7/8".
    • Weight: 4.1 gr.
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1900 item #1398412
    Kensington House Antiques
    $2,695.00
    A stunning Art Nouveau 18K gold brooch featuring an enameled and engraved portrait of Pallas Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom, horses and olives. Her beautifully engraved helmet is adorned with a small rose cut diamond. Her armor and the embroidery along the edges of her gown are also engraved. The quality of the painted enamel facial details and the background champleve enamel in royal blue is gorgeous. The edges of the medallion are enhanced with natural pearls. The back retains the original pinstem and c-clasp, both stamped with French 18K marks. A folding bail could easily be added to the piece can be worn as a pendant.
    • Origin: France, ca 1890.
    • Condition: excellent; all original; no enamel damage.
    • Dimensions: 1-3/32" diameter.
    • Weight: 8.4 grams.
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1900 item #1398411
    Kensington House Antiques
    $895.00
    An elegant Art Nouveau 14K gold pendant and watch pin depicting the Greek goddess Pallas Athena. The design is worked in the medallist style more typical of French Art Nouveau jewelry, but this piece is American. The workmanship is first rate. Athena was the goddess of wisdom, horses and olives, and was the patroness of Athens. Here she is shown wearing her helmet, but it is adorned with wings instead of the usual dragon. Her identity is confirmed, however, with the sprigs of olive leaves and fruit tucked into her helmet. The edges of the pendant are set with small natural pearls. The back is stamped "14K" and retains the original folding bail, pinstem and watch hook.

    NOTE: The pendant is shown with an optional 16" 14K gold chain.
    • Origin: America, ca. 1900.
    • Condition: excellent; sharp details; all original.
    • Dimensions: 1-1/8" diameter.
    • Weight: 6.0 grams.
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1396351
    Kensington House Antiques
    $995.00
    A lovely Art Nouveau depiction of the Greek goddess Iris worked in 14K yellow gold. The goddess wears an elaborate floral headdress punctuated with an old mine cut diamond. Her wings, in folded position, can just be seen behind her shoulders. The brooch is finished with a garland of iris blossoms and foliage. Iris was the goddess of the rainbow and, as such, connected the earthly and heavenly worlds. The back of the brooch retains the original c-clasp and watch hook. It can easily be converted to a pendant with the addition of a bail at the top. Tested and guaranteed 14K.
    • Origin: America, ca. 1900.
    • Condition: excellent, sharp detail; the pinstem appears to be original, but is not gold.
    • Dimensions: 1" diameter.
    • Weight: 10.3 grams.
    • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .02 carat.
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1396347
    Kensington House Antiques
    $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 #1394530
    Kensington House Antiques
    $850.00
    A gorgeous enameled pansy, worked in several shades of purple and lavender is featured in this ring converted from a Victorian earring. The enamel has a soft velvety appearance and is accented at the center with a small pearl. The pansy is set on a sturdy 14K gold split shank. Pansies are generally associated with remembrance, but in Victorian flower symbology, they also carried the sentiment, "Think of me." So whether you're in love or just feeling nostalgic, this ring is perfect!
    • Origin: America, ca. 1900.
    • Condition: converted; a miniscule fleabite to the enamel at the edge of one petal.
    • Dimensions: crown, 3/4" x 11/16".
    • Finger Size: 7.
    • Weight: 5.8 grams.
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1394473
    Kensington House Antiques
    $295.00
    A lovely, extra-large 14K gold stick pin designed as a woman's face captured in a crescent moon. The woman wears a large hat tied with ribbons. This would be wonderful converted to a pendant with the addition of a simple bail at the top. The reverse is marked "14K."
    • Origin: America, ca. 1915.
    • Condition: excellent.
    • Dimensions: head, 7/8" x 7/8"; overall length, 2-1/8".
    • Weight: 2.7 grams.
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1393875
    Kensington House Antiques
    $2,395.00
    A striking Art Nouveau 18K gold and pearl necklace in the form of a pendant of chestnut leaves suspended from a cluster of chestnuts. The gold surfaces are entirely hand engraved with very fine detail. The pendant is set with a natural button pearl and suspends a second pearl at the bottom. The chain is enhanced with a series of tiny pearls, as well. Chestnut trees have traditionally represented fertility, but in Victorian flower language, came more to represent “luxury and abundance.” This style of necklace, called a “draperie” was a popular form among Parisian jewelers around 1900-10. The necklace is stamped with French 18K gold marks, as well as an illegible maker’s mark.
    • Origin: France, ca. 1905.
    • Condition: excellent; sharp detail; all original.
    • Dimensions: pendant, 1-1/8” wide x 3” long from the cluster of fruit to the suspended pearl; chain length, 15-7/8”.
    • Weight: 10.9 grams.
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1393395
    Kensington House Antiques
    $1,495.00
    An outstanding American Art Nouveau pansy brooch/pendant in a large size, enameled with translucent enamels in shades of royal blue, cream, yellow and maroon. The flower is centered with a .20-carat old European cut diamond of H color, SI2 clarity. The pansy is very nicely shaped, with deeply rippling petals that beautifully enhance the enameling. The back is stamped “14K” and has an unidentified maker’s mark “DeEs”og. The piece can be worn as either a brooch or pendant.
    • Origin: America, ca. 1910.
    • Condition: enamel has one small nick at the bottom left edge (less visible than in the photo) and light surface scratches; all original.
    • Dimensions: 1-3/16” x 1-3/16”.
    • Weight: 11.8 grams.
    • Approximate Diamond Weight: .20 carat.
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1393394
    Kensington House Antiques
    $795.00
    This Art Nouveau medallion brooch depicts the beautiful Ophelia (spelled “Ophelie” in the French tradition), surrounded by cattails, willow branches and waterlilies, as symbols of watery grave in Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.” Her hair is studded with small old mine cut diamonds. This design was created by the French jeweler and sculptor Emile-Séraphin Vernier (1852-1927) for the 1908 Exposition de la Parure Précieuse de la Femme in Paris. Like many other Art Nouveau medalists, Vernier licensed some of his designs to various manufacturing jewelers around the world. This example is American and is marked 14K. The brooch retains its original watch hook and pinstem/clasp.

    NOTE: The brooch could easily be worn as a pendant with the addition of a folding bail to the back.
    • Origin: America, ca. 1908.
    • Condition: excellent; sharp detail; all original.
    • Dimensions: 1” diameter.
    • Weight: 7.4 grams.
    • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .10 carat.
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1393392
    Kensington House Antiques
    $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 : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1393391
    Kensington House Antiques
    $725.00
    A lovely Art Nouveau brooch depicting a lady surrounded by birds in 14K yellow gold and diamonds. The design is beautifully worked with tremendous textural detail, and the old mine cut diamond set in the headdress adds a touch of sparkle. The designer of this brooch is most certainly of French origin and was created with the idea of licensing it to manufacturing jewelers in France, England and the U.S. When this design appears with French hallmarks, it’s hollow and worked in 18K; English versions are typically in sterling silver; and American versions are solid and worked in 14K. Krementz is known to have used this design, though this example is unmarked. Tested and guaranteed 14K.

    NOTE: The brooch can easily be converted to a pendant with the addition of a folding bail to the back.
    • Origin: America, ca. 1910.
    • Condition: excellent; sharp detail; all original.
    • Dimensions: 15/16” diameter.
    • Weight: 6.6 grams.
    • Approximate Dimond Weight: .04 carat.
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1900 item #1393117
    Kensington House Antiques
    $895.00
    A fine Art Nouveau medallist brooch depicting Demeter (Ceres), goddess of the harvest, in 18K gold by Louis Rault. She is shown in profile with several of her attributes a tiara of wheat and poppies and a scythe. The wears a rose-cut diamond earring, a diamond toga clasp, and a third in her tiara. Louis Armand Rault was a lead designer for Boucheron 1868-75 and this is one of his signature designs. The brooch is stamped with French 18K gold marks and also with an illegible maker's mark. The front is also marked with Rault's monogram. The brooch could easily be converted to a pendant with the addition of a folding bail.
    • Origin: France, ca. 1880.
    • Condition: excellent; sharp detail; all original.
    • Dimensions: 1" diameter.
    • Weight: 7.4 grams.
    • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .03 carat.
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1900 item #1393093
    Kensington House Antiques
    $895.00
    A stunning Art Nouveau medallist brooch depicting Athena, goddess of wisdom and war, and patron of the arts, in 18K gold. The goddess is depicted with several of her attributes, including a dragon-topped war helmet, a wreath of olive leaves, an owl, and a drama mask representing the arts. Her helmet is studded with a star-set ruby and a band of rose-cut diamonds and she wears a necklace of rose-cut diamonds. This design was created by Louis Armand Rault, a lead designer for Boucheron 1868-75. This is once of his most iconic designs, though it is unusual in having quite so many gemstones added. Rault apparently licensed many of his designs to various makers, though the gold examples are French more often than not. This example is fully stamped with French marks for 18K and has an illegible maker's mark. The front is also marked with Rault's monogram. The pin could easily be converted to a pendant with the addition of a folding bail.
    • Origin: France, ca. 1880.
    • Condition: excellent; sharp detail; all original.
    • Dimensions: 1" diameter.
    • Weight: 5.0 grams.
    • Approximate Gemstone Weight: ruby, .02 carat; diamond, .05 carat.
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1393088
    Kensington House Antiques
    $425.00
    A sweet good luck charm in the form of a 14K gold wishbone entwined with a branch of bright blue enameled forget-me-nots. In Victorian flower language, forget-me-nots represented remembrance. Combined with the wishbone, a piece such of this might have been given as a farewell gift. Stamped with the maker's mark for Winthrop Manufacturing Co (Attleboro, MA).

    NOTE: The pendant is shown with a 16" 14K gold chain available for an additional $125.
    • Origin: America, ca. 1910.
    • Condition: perfect enamel; original pinstem and clasp were removed and replaced with a hidden bail by our jeweler.
    • Dimensions: 1-5/8" x 1/2".
    • Weight:2.7 grams.