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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1392155
Kensington House Antiques
$2,295.00
An exquisite Art Nouveau enameled 14K yellow gold brooch depicting a peacock. The bird is worked in stunningly applied translucent enamels in shades of rose, blue, green, yellow, black and violet. The curling tail feathers are set with seed pearls and body is surrounded by an assymetrical frame set with seed pearls and suspending a small old European cut diamond and an oval brilliant-cut peridot. This is one of the very finest enameled bird brooches we’ve seen. The original clasp is stamped with Krementz’ hallmark and “14K”.

Origin: America, ca. 1910. Condition: excellent, no enamel damage, all original. Size: 1” x 1-5/8”. Weight: 5.5 grams. Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, .03 carat; peridot, .59 carat.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1391997
Kensington House Antiques
$3,650.00
A beautifully romantic French Art Nouveau heart-shaped coin purse, bordered in square cut blue sapphires and centered with a heart-shaped sapphire. The sapphires have very slightly violetish-blue sapphires color and eye clean clarity. The frame is engraved in a geometric pattern and the closure is set with cabochon sapphires. The frame's interior is engraved with a pair of serial numbers, indicating the purse was made by one of the more important French joailliers at the turn of the century. The frame retains the original bail that would originally have allowed the purse to be suspended from a bracelet or finger ring at a formal ball or similar society event. The back of the frame is stamped with French hallmarks. We've never before seen a heart-shaped gold mesh purse!
  • Origin: France, ca. 1900.
  • Condition: excellent; no damage to mesh.
  • Dimensions: 1-11/16" x 1-11/16".
  • Approximate Total Sapphire Weight: 5.03 carats.
  • Weight: 18.9 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1390750
Kensington House Antiques
$495.00
A tiny enameled violet and a free-hanging baroque freshwater pearl enhance the dainty 10K gold pendant, complete with a curb link chain. Violets were used to represent the sentiments of love and faithfulness in the Victorian era. The pearl has nice luster that contrasts prettily with the colors of the enamel. The chain is marked 10K, and the pendant is tested 10K.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1900.
  • Condition: excellent; all original.
  • Dimensions: pendant, 1-1/4" x 9/16"; overall necklace length, 16".
  • Weight: 3.3 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1390640
Kensington House Antiques
$595.00
You know you'll live a life of good luck when you're wearing this 14K gold upturned horseshoe pendant necklace. The horseshoe is adorned with blue enameled forget-me-nots, flowers that conveyed exactly that meaning in the Victorian language of flowers. Originally a brooch, the horseshoe has been converted to a pendant with the addition of a delicate 14K gold split cable chain.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1900.
  • Condition: converted from a brooch; excellent enamel.
  • Dimensions: pendant, 7/8" x 7/8"; overall necklace length, 16".
  • Weight: 3.0 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1390639
Kensington House Antiques
$650.00
The spectacular violet color of this oval brilliant-cut glows in this lovely 14K yellow gold Art Nouveau setting featuring iris blossoms and foliage. In Victorian flower language, the iris often represented the sentiment "I have a message for you," but in this instance I think the use of irises probably relates more to the purple tones of the gemstone. The reverse retains the original pinstem and folding bail, so it can be worn as a brooch or pendant. The setting is marked "K14."

NOTE: The pendant is shown with an optional 16" 14K gold chain, available for an additional $125.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1890.
  • Condition: excellent; all original.
  • Dimensions: 13/16" x 15/16".
  • Weight: 6.7 grams (pendant only).
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: 10.45 carats.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1390635
Kensington House Antiques
$725.00
The pansy carries the message "Think of me" in the Victorian language of flowers. Certainly, the giver of this beautiful enameled gold pansy ring will be thought of often and fondly. The beautiful violet, cream, yellow and black enamels have a velvety texture to suggest the feel of a real pansy's petals and the whole is set off by a sparkling old mine cut diamond at the center. Originally a Victorian stick pin, this flower is now ready for daily wear with the addition of a 14K gold split shank.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1900.
  • Condition: converted from a stick pin; enamel is in perfect condition except for a small area about 3/32" that is mostly hidden by the petals in front of it (much less noticeable in person than in the photos).
  • Dimensions: pansy, 9/16" x 9/16".
  • Finger Size: 6-3/4.
  • Weight: 3.4 grams.
  • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .03 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1390569
Kensington House Antiques
$1,195.00
An astonishing figural pendant necklace featuring a natural semi-baroque pearl in the shape of a pear, accented with platinum and 18K yellow gold leaves and a stem, all set with old European cut diamonds. The pearl has very fine orient, with all the colors of the rainbow skating over the creamy white surface. The diamonds are graded at an average of H/SI1. Converted from an Edwardian stickpin, the pear is now a gorgeous pendant hanging from a French 18K white gold chain.

NOTE: The pendant is also available without the chain for $1050.
  • France, ca. 1910.
  • Excellent condition; pendant converted from a stickpin.
  • Pendant, 11/16" x 1/2"; overall necklace length, 16-3/8".
  • 3.8 grams.
  • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .26 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1930 item #1390139
Kensington House Antiques
$495.00
A fabulous Art Nouveau 14K gold ring set with a round brilliant cut peridot flanked by seed pearls. The gem is set in a distinctly Gothic revival quatrefoil design. The gold surfaces are hand-finished and have a matte surface typical of Art Nouveau jewels. The peridot has excellent color and clarity that contrasts beautifully with the bright white pearls. Converted from a stickpin, the piece is now a gorgeous ring. The crown retains the original maker's mark for Shanley Jewelry Company, of the leading Art Nouveau jewelers in the U.S.
  • America, ca. 1920.
  • Condition: excellent; converted from a stickpin.
  • Dimensions: crown, 5/8" x 5/8".
  • Finger Size: 6-1/4.
  • Weight: 2.6 grams.
  • Approximate Total Peridot Weight: 1.61 carats.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1389700
Kensington House Antiques
$695.00
An elegant 14K gold, Mississippi River pearl and blue sapphire floral pendant in the Art Nouveau taste suspended from a split chain. The flower petals are formed from pearls and center a blue sapphire of fine, intense color. The design is enclosed in a gold frame that resembles the shape of a pretzel! The pendant was originally a brooch and was expertly converted to a pendant by our jeweler. Tested and guaranteed 14K.
  • America, ca. 1900.
  • Condition: excellent.
  • Dimensions: pendant, 1" x 5/8"; overall necklace length, 18-7/8".
  • Weight: 4.8 grams.
  • Approximate Sapphire Weight: .15 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1389589
Kensington House Antiques
$895.00
Art Nouveau 14K gold crescent pendant necklace set with round brilliant cut diamonds and rubies. The quality of the gemstones is superb, with VVS2/G diamonds and vivid very slightly purplish-red rubies that show no indications of heat treatment. In Victorian and early Edwardian jewelry, the crescent shape symbolized feminine power personified in the moon goddess Selene/Juno. Brides were often given a crescent pin to wear during their honeymoons. This cresent was originally a brooch and has been converted into a split-chain pendant necklace. The symbology and striking color is perfect for today's strong woman! Marked 14K.
  • Origin: America, ca 1900.
  • Dimensions: pendant, 1-1/16" wide; overall necklace length, 19".
  • Condition: excellent.
  • Weight: 3.9 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: ruby, .35 carat; diamond, .22 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1389587
Kensington House Antiques
$595.00
14K gold Art Nouveau pendant necklace featuring a flower set with a blue sapphire center and a seed pearl bud enclosed within a heart-shaped frame of foliage. The gold has a slightly greenish cast and is engraved to suggest the velvety leaves. Originally a brooch, the pendant now hangs on a 14K gold split chain as an elegant necklace. Tested and guaranteed 14K.
  • Origin: Continental Europe, ca. 1900
  • Condition: excellent.
  • Dimensions: pendant, 1" x 1"; necklace length, 18-3/4".
  • Weight: 4.2 grams.
  • Approximate Total Sapphire Weight: .06 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1386031
Kensington House Antiques
$475.00
Converted from an antique Art Nouveau stickpin, this lovely ring features a round brilliant cut blue sapphire flanked by curving gold borders that form a faintly heart-shaped. The design is accented at the top and bottom with tiny seed pearls. The sapphire has a pretty cornflower blue color and excellent clarity. Both the crown and the band are 14K.
  • Origin: America, ca 1900.
  • Condition: excellent.
  • Dimensions, crown, 7/16 x 7/16”.
  • Finger Size: 6 1/4.
  • Weight: 1.7 grams.
  • Approximate Total Sapphire Weight: .38 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1385979
Kensington House Antiques
$850.00
Three rich deeply-colored pear-shaped sapphires for the petals of the trefoil in this elegant pendant necklace. The flower is centered with a rose cut diamond. The sapphires are excellent quality with a velvety violetish-blue appearance. The trefoil’s stem curls around on itself to for the Art Nouveau styled border of the pendant. The 18K pendant was originally a brooch but has been given new life as a pendant necklace with the addition of a 14K gold cable chain.
  • Origin: France, ca 1900.
  • Condition: excellent.
  • Dimensions: pendant, 11/16” diameter; necklace length, 18-1/2”.
  • Weight: 8.2 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: sapphire, .89 carat; diamond, .02 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1385580
Kensington House Antiques
$3,950.00
Three glowing opals punctuate each this pair of Art Nouveau 14K gold dress clips. Triangular in shape, the clips are entirely hand-pierced and chased in a swirling foliate pattern. The leaves extend beyond the triangular borders to create a slightly assymetrical shape. The opals are much more attractive in person than in the photos, and have fine play of green, blue, orange and red color, evenly spread over the gemstones. Clips of this sort would have originally been worn on either side of a neckline, on a fur, or attached to shoes. They can still be worn those ways, of course, but they're terribly versatile and could be worn on jacket or coat lapels, clipped onto a grosgrain or velvet ribbon and worn as a choker, and dangling from a chain. The clips have a a jeweler's inventory number, but no maker's mark. Tested and guaranteed 14K.
  • America, ca. 1915.
  • Excellent condition; all original.
  • 1 1/4" x 1 1/4".
  • 21.0 grams.
  • Approximate Total Opal Weight: 2.22 carats.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1385529
Kensington House Antiques
$795.00
A wonderful 18K yellow gold brooch depicting Diana (Artemis in the Greek pantheon), goddess of the hunt, animals (wild and domestic), and childbirth. She was also the protector of girls until marriage. Here she is shown with her The goddess is shown wearing her moon-studded tiara and with her bow and arrow attribute. This design was created by the nobleman Prosper, Comte d'Epinay de Briort, one of France's leading sculptors in the Art Nouveau style. He favored mythological subjects and sometimes animals. Epinay de Briort often produced pieces for Boucheron. The brooch could be converted to a pendant with the addition of a bail. The pin is stamped with French 18K marks.
  • France, ca. 1900.
  • Excellent condition; sharp details.
  • 1" diameter.
  • 4.6 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1385246
Kensington House Antiques
$1,895.00
You can nearly hear this glowering lion roaring. Decorated in spectacular translucent enamels, the lion’s eyes are studded with old European cut diamonds and the mouth grasps an old mine cut diamond. The diamonds are graded as H/VS1. The brooch is deeply three-dimensional, with a lot of detailing in the mane. The back of the pin retains the original pinstem and a watch hook. The hook would have been used to suspend a pocket watch but could now be used to suspect a gemstone drop. It is also marked with an American maker’s mark (almost certainly an uncommon variation of the Alling & Co. mark) and a design patent date of Oct 13, 1903. The pin can easily be converted to a pendant with the addition of a folding bail.
  • America, ca 1903.
  • Excellent condition; a nick to the enamel on the nose.
  • Dimensions: 1-1/4 diameter.
  • Weight: 11.2 grams.
  • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .20 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1385238
Kensington House Antiques
$1,695.00
A pair of ducks takes flight from the lakeside marsh in this 18K yellow gold and diamond locket by renowned Swiss jewelers Huguenin Frères. The quality of the design and workmanship are astounding. The old European cut diamond (I/VS2) is set in platinum collet to enhance the color. Huguenin Frères was one of the leading makers of fine pocketwatch cases, and in 1899 expanded their range to include sporting decorations and other jewelry. It’s likely that a locket of this type was made for a markswoman or female hunter of some distinction. The locket retains its original interior frames and old silk liners. The front is signed by the maker.
  • Origin: Switzerland, ca. 1900.
  • Condition: excellent; sharp details; no monogram.
  • Dimensions: 1 9/32” diameter.
  • Weight: 13.2 grams.M/il>
  • Approximate Diamond Weight: .10 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1385069
Kensington House Antiques
$795.00
A beautiful Art Nouveau 14K yellow gold locket, the front cover decorated with a maiden and songbirds. The woman has long, flowing hair in the typical Art Nouveau style, and wears a band of flowers at the top of her head. Groups of songbirds cluster on branches along the outer edges. The background is finely worked in a textured pattern. The interior retains both of its original frames. The back has a period three-letter monogram "GSB". Tested and guaranteed 14K.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1900.
  • Condition: excellent, sharp detail.
  • Size: 15/16" diameter (excluding bail).
  • Weight: 8.0 grams.