Kensington House Antiques and Sterling Silver Kensington House
Antiques
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 : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1398408
Kensington House Antiques
$795.00
A superb pair of Victorian 12K gold articulated earrings set with Whitby jet. The long triangular elements are suspended from inverted double teardrop-shaped surmounts, and support cone-shaped jet drops. The cutting of the jet has a very angular, almost modernist appearance. The earrings hang from new 14K shepherd's hooks and have wonderful movement. The settings are tested and guaranteed 12K.
  • Origin: England, ca 1860.
  • Condition: excellent.
  • Dimensions: 2-3/16" long from top of the earwire.
  • Weight: 3.5 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1396359
Kensington House Antiques
$6,250.00
An imposing 18K yellow gold hinged bangle bracelet set with sapphires and diamonds. A row of alternating old mine cut diamonds and cushion cut sapphires stretches across the top of the bracelet, flanked on either side by a row of rose cut diamonds set in silver. The sapphires, each of about .75 carat, are of outstanding quality, with vibrant pure blue coloring, eye-clean clarity, and a velvety appearance. The diamonds, each of about .6 carat, are graded as G/SI1. The bangle is double-hinged so it's very easy to get on. The clasp is stamped with French 18K gold marks.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1850.
  • Condition: excellent; a few very small dings on the back side but no major dents or scrapes.
  • Dimensions: 5/8" wide; 6-1/2" interior circumference.
  • Weight: 34.8 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: sapphire, 3.08 carats; diamond, 2.78 carats.
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 : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1396344
Kensington House Antiques
$1,275.00
A fine French Victorian 18K gold and shaded enamel pin featuring an image of Raphael's "Madonna della Seggiola". The enamel scene of Mary, Jesus and John the Baptist is beautifully executed with great attention to detail. The gold background is stippled for added texture and a little sparkle. The reverse retains the original pinstem and clasp, both marked with French 18K stamps. There is also a partially visible maker's mark. This piece could easily be converted to a pendant with the addition of a bail at the top.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1860
  • Condition: excellent; no enamel damage
  • Dimensions: 1-1/8" diameter
  • Weight: 4.75 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1394534
Kensington House Antiques
$1,895.00
A stunning mid-19th century brooch featuring a pansy, the lower petals set with rose cut diamonds and the upper petals with buff-cut amethysts of a deep violet hue. The colorful flower is simply presented against a plain gold background. In Victorian flower language, the pansy represented the sentiment "Think of me" and jewels with pansies were often given as love tokens or going away gifts. The brooch could easily be converted to a pendant with the addition of a bail at the back. The original clasp is stamped with French 18K gold marks and with an illegible maker's mark.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1860.
  • Condition: excellent; all original.
  • Dimensions: 1-1/8" diameter.
  • Weight: 7.8 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, .36 carat; amethyst, 4.5 carats.
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 : Designer Signed : Pre 1980 item #1394529
Kensington House Antiques
$1,350.00
A classic 18K gold “Open Heart” in the large size by Tiffany & Co. Created by Elsa Peretti, this design became one of Tiffany’s most popular and identifiable pieces. This pendant is the second largest of the four sizes available. The back of the pendant is signed “Elsa Peretti “ and is fully hallmarked by Tiffany & Co. The pendant is presented with its original Tiffany 18" 18K gold chain. This piece currently retails for $2200.
  • Origin: America, ca. 2000.
  • Condition: excellent.
  • Dimensions: 1" x 1-1/16"; necklace length, 18".
  • Weight: 10.1 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 : Retro : Pre 1950 item #1393879
Kensington House Antiques
($1495 Pendant Only; $1620 w Chain)
A vintage 18K yellow gold heart-shaped pendant/charm, the border set with alternating cushion cut Burmese rubies and old mine cut diamonds. Like most Retro pieces, the large size has great presence. The rubies have fine, bright red color and VS clarity, and display all the characteristics of Burmese rubies. There are no indications of heat or other treatment. The diamonds are of similarly fine quality, graded as I color, SI clarity. The bail is marked “750” for 18K gold. The pendant is ideal for monogramming, but there is no evidence of any previous engraving.

NOTE: The pendant is shown with a 16" 14K gold chain available for an additional $125.
  • Ca. 1940.
  • Condition: excellent, all original.
  • Dimensions: 1” x 1-1/8” (excluding bail).
  • Weight: 6.1 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: ruby, .6 carat; diamond, .4 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1980 item #1393878
Kensington House Antiques
($1150 Pendant Only; $1275 w Chain)
A classic 18K gold “Open Heart” in the large size by Tiffany & Co. Created by Elsa Peretti, this design became one of Tiffany’s most popular and identifiable pieces. This pendant is the second largest of the four sizes available. The back of the pendant is signed “Elsa Peretti “ and is fully hallmarked by Tiffany & Co. This piece currently retails for $1925.

NOTE: The pendant is shown on a 16" 14K gold chain available for an additional $125.
  • Origin: America, ca. 2000.
  • Condition: excellent.
  • Dimensions: 1-1/16" x 1-1/8".
  • Weight: 8.4 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1980 item #1393877
Kensington House Antiques
($1450 Pendant Only; $1575 w/ Chain)
A classic 18K gold “Open Heart” in the rare extra-large size by Tiffany & Co. Created by Elsa Peretti, this design became one of Tiffany’s most popular and identifiable pieces. This pendant is the largest of the four sizes available. The back of the pendant is signed “Elsa Peretti “ and is fully hallmarked by Tiffany & Co. This piece currently retails for $2400.

NOTE: The pendant is shown on a 16" 14K gold chain available for an additional $125.
  • Origin:: America, ca. 2000.
  • Condition: excellent.
  • Dimensions: 1-7/16" x 1-5/16".
  • Weight: 9.4 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 : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1393709
Kensington House Antiques
$1,895.00
An extraordinarily fine pair of Georgian hardstone cameo earrings set in 15K yellow gold. The cameos, certainly of Italian origin, and possibly several hundred years older than the earrings themselves, are carved from a grayish-green stone with white and rust banding. The images depict a satyr with exaggerated pointy ears and a leering grin, and a female companion with a floral wreath in her hair. In both, the grayish-green stone forms the background, while the facial features are picked out in white, and the floral headdresses have a faint rust tint. The gold settings have cut-down collets and a gentle ogee-shaped outer frame. The cameos are relatively thin and appear to be backed with black wax or pitch to hold them securely in place. The closures are front-to-back hinges. Georgian-era cameo jewelry is quite difficult to find. Tested and guaranteed 15K.
  • Origin: England, ca. 1800.
  • Condition: very good; no damage or wear except for a small fracture at the uppermost edge of the background in the female cameo visible under magnification.
  • Dimensions: 1/2” x 5/8” long (excluding wires). Weight: 7.1 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1930 item #1393707
Kensington House Antiques
$995.00
This classic U.S. Navy ring is something of an oddity—it was custom-made in France! The ring is an older style with shoulders depicing an American eagle surmounting a stars and stripes shield over the letters “USN”. The crown is set with an oval cabochon of almandine garnet surrounded by the words “United States Navy,” the words separated by stars. The garnet has an intense deep red color that contrasts handsomely with the gold. The design elements of the ring suggest an early 20th century period. The shank is stamped with French 18K gold marks and also with an unidentified French goldsmith’s mark. The ring is hand-engraved, so was likely a custom order by an American gentleman from a Parisian jeweler.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1925.
  • Condition: excellent; light wear consistent with age, but the design is clear.
  • Dimensions: 5/8” wide at crown, tapering to 1/8” at the shank.
  • Finger Size: 11-1/4.
  • Weight: 10.6 grams.
  • Approximate Total Garnet Weight: 1.65 carats.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1980 item #1393505
Kensington House Antiques
SOLD, PLEASE VISIT US AGAIN!
A lovely 18K yellow and white gold, ruby and enamel love pendant (“medaille d’amour”) with a rebus spelling out Plus qu’hier, moins que demain,” (“More than yesterday, less than tomorrow.”) a line from the love poem written by Rosemonde Gérard to her husband Edmond Rostand (author of “Cyrano”) in 1889. The word “plus” is symbolized by a plus sign in white gold and the word “moins” by a minus sign set with rectangular cut synthetic rubies. The remainder of the text is highlighted in black enamel.

In 1907, the Lyonnais jewelry Alphonse Augis created a love token based on the poem. This example has the starburst textured background paired with a bright-cut border in a style from the 1970s. It is signed “A.A.” The medium size is perfect for either a neck chain or a charm bracelet. The pendant is fully stamped with French 18K gold marks and with Augis’ maker’s mark.
  • Origin: France, 1975.
  • Condition: excellent; sharp detail.
  • Dimensions: 13/16” diameter (excluding bail and jump ring).
  • Weight: 2.6 grams.
  • Approximate Total Ruby Weight: .04 carat.