Kensington House Antiques and Sterling Silver Kensington House
Antiques
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1980 item #1139217
Kensington House Antiques
SOLD, PLEASE VISIT US AGAIN!
A beautiful 18K white gold start pendant set with diamonds and sapphires from Chanel’s haute joaillerie “Comete” collection. Coco Chanel’s first jewelry designs were based on celestial themes and when the house re-entered the luxury jewelry business they reinvented many of her early designs. This star pendant features four round brilliant diamonds and three blue sapphires in different fancy cuts—square, marquise and pear. The diamonds are G color with VS1 clarity. The sapphires are B5/5 color and eye-clean clarity. The different shapes and apparently random arrangement of the gemstones was intended to mimic the placement of stars in the galaxies. The back of the pendant is signed “Chanel”, has the serial number “7E1232” and has appropriate 18K gold hallmarks. The chain clasp is also signed and marked. The original retail price of this pendant was $5,100.

Origin: France, ca. 2000. Condition: excellent. Size: pendant, 5/8” x 3/4"; chain, 16” long. Weight: 9.0 grams. Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, .25 ct; sapphire, .25 ct.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1137697
Kensington House Antiques
SOLD, PLEASE VISIT US AGAIN!
An extremely rare French 18K gold stick pin, the head set with reverse-carved Essex crystal depicting the historic first airplane crossing of the English Channel by Louis Bleriot in 1909. Transportation-themed Essex crystal jewelry is very rare, but those clearly linked to a specific vehicle or event are truly exceptional. The colors of the painting are vibrant and there is no sign of moisture damage. The pinstem is stamped with French 18K hallmarks.

Origin: France, ca. 1909. Condition: excellent. Size: head, 11/16” diameter; overall length, 3”. Weight: 6.8 grams.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1980 item #1137693
Kensington House Antiques
SOLD, PLEASE VISIT US AGAIN!
A superb modernist 18K yellow gold pendant set with a large bi-color tourmaline. Haroldo Burle Marx was particularly known for his bold use of very large gemstones, often fashioned by carving or tumbling rather than faceting. The color of this tourmaline shades from deep green to deep purplish-red. The gold mounting which slightly mimics the outline of the tourmaline is decorated with stippling and Florentine engraving. The back is is signed “Burle Marx” and is stamped “18K” and “No Bras”.

Marx exclusive boutique was located at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, DC but he maintained close ties to his native Brazil. He was chosen by the Brazilian government to create gifts for visting heads of state and their wives including Empress Nagako of Japan, Empress Farah Diba of Iran, Queen Margrethe of Denmark, and Indira Gandhi. He was also a favored jeweler to Natalie Wood and Merle Oberon. One of his most famous commissions was a gem-encrusted cross for Pope John Paul II.

Origin: America, ca. 1970. Condition: excellent, all original. Size: 1-1/8” x 2” (excluding jump ring). Weight: 21.1 grams.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1980 item #1137691
Kensington House Antiques
SOLD, PLEASE VISIT US AGAIN!
A very cute and heavy 14K yellow gold dachshund pin, the gold body accented with small emerald eyes and a white gold collar studded with small diamonds. The pin is very finely modeled with clear definitions of musculature and the Florentine engraving nicely mimics the short hairs of a dachshund’s coat. Tested and guaranteed 14K.

Origin: America, ca. 1950. Condition: excellent, sharp detail. Size: 1” x 1-3/4”. Weight: 12.7 grams.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1980 item #1131612
Kensington House Antiques
$1250.00
A classic 18K gold “Open Heart” pendant in the large size by Tiffany & Co. Created by Elsa Peretti, this design has become one of Tiffany’s most popular and identifiable designs. This pendant is the second largest of the four available sizes. The pendant is suspended from its original Tiffany chain. The back of the pendant is signed “Elsa Peretti” and both the pendant and chain are fully hallmarked by Tiffany & Co. This piece is currently available at Tiffany & Co. and retails for $1735.

Origin: America, ca. 2000. Condition: excellent. Size: pendant, 1” x 1-1/16”; chain, 18” long. Weight: 10.1 grams.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1900 item #1131596
Kensington House Antiques
$495.00
A lovely Art Nouveau 18K yellow gold floral pendant. The flowers are represented by small rose cut diamonds and a round brilliant ruby. The gold foliage is finely engraved in a naturalistic pattern. The brooch suspends a drop-shaped natural pearl with fine luster. The ruby, though small, has fine red color and excellent clarity. The pendant is suspended from its bale with a double chain. Fully stamped with French 18K gold hallmarks.

Origin: France, ca. 1900. Condition: excellent, all original. Size: 1-9/32” wide; 1-3/8” long (not including chain); 2-1/4” long (including chain). Weight: 4.1 grams. Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: ruby, .16 ct; diamond, .10 ct.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1110974
Kensington House Antiques
$475.00
A handsome mid-Victorian Scottish agate pendant featuring pear-shaped cabochons of bloodstone ("heliotrope") and carnelian in a fine gold setting. The gold surfaces are heavily decorated with fiolate engraving. Queen Victoria personally led the fashion for all things Scottish. Most jewels were set in silver; those set in gold were generally made in London using Scottish stones. Tested and guaranteed 15K.

Origin: Scotland/England, ca. 1870. Condition: excellent, the piece was originally a brooch and the pinstem and clasp were removed and a bail added for wear as a pendant. Size: 1" diameter. Weight: 11.1 gr.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1900 item #1110965
Kensington House Antiques
SOLD, PLEASE VISIT US AGAIN!
A lovely Art Nouveau 14K yellow gold honeymoon pin in the form of a pearl-studded horseshoe enclosing a beautifully-enameled violet. The petals are worked in realistic shades of purple fading to pinkish-cream at the centers and the flower is accented with a bright green leaf. In the Victorian language of flowers, the violet was used to symbolize faithfulness. Combined with a horseshoe for good luck, a pin of this sort almost certainly would have served as a going-away gift. The original clasp is stamped 14K and has Krementz' hallmark.

Origin: America, ca. 1890. Condition: excellent, all original, no enamel damage. Size: 13/16" x 3/4". Weight: 3.3 gr.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1110958
Kensington House Antiques
$1150.00
A lovely Art Nouveau pendant worked in 14K yellow gold by Bippart, Griscom & Osborn. The curving gold frame encloses a flower, its petals made from baroque freshwater pearls (most likely Mississippi River pearls) centering a bezel-set round blue sapphire. Another freshwater pearl swings freely at the bottom of the pendant. The sapphire has a nice medium violetish-blue color and the pearls have good luster. The gold surfaces have a soft, bloomed texture. The original bail is marked 14K and is hallmarked by Bippart, Griscom & Osborn.

Origin: America, ca. 1900. Condition: excellent, all original. Size: pendant, 2-1/2” long, 5/8” wide; necklace length, 15”. Weight: 5.6 grams. Approximate Total Sapphire Weight: .11 ct.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1980 item #1110953
Kensington House Antiques
SOLD
A stunning pair of 18K yellow gold earrings in the "Heliocoidal" pattern by lauded designed Michael Good. The earrings are constructed in the anticlastic raising technique in with the piece is formed from a sheet of gold and then twisted along all three dimensions to create an organic shape that Good refers to as "molten energy." Each piece is created entirely by hand and does not employ any machine made parts such as earwires or clasps. Older examples of Good's jewelry is difficult to find. Each earring is marked "750 M Good".

Origin: America, ca. 1987. Size: 2-7/8" long. Weight: 8.2 gr.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1980 item #1107064
Kensington House Antiques
SOLD, PLEASE VISIT US AGAIN!
A very fine, heavy 18K yellow gold bracelet in the “Signature” or “Signature X” pattern by Tiffany & Co. This is a classic design that hasn’t been in production for quite some time. Each link is fully articulated so the bracelet lies nicely on the wrist. The clasp is marked “T & Co. 750”. Comparable bracelets at Tiffany currently retail in the $8,000 range.

Origin: America, ca. 1995. Condition: excellent. Size: 7-1/8” long; 5/16” wide. Weight: 29.1 grams.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #1104392
Kensington House Antiques
SOLD PLEASE VISIT US AGAIN
A lovely pair of 18K yellow gold dome earrings studded with bezel-set tourmaline, topaz, garnet, citrine and aquamarine. This style was popularized by H Stern in the 1950’s and was used to show off the variety of gemstones available from the company’s native Brazil. Due to its spiky appearance, the design was eventually called “Sputnik”. The style was mostly used for rings, but also for pendants, charms and earrings. Earrings are quite uncommon. The earrings retain the original post-and-clip backs, but the posts could be removed if desired. The clips are marked “MN 750”.

Origin: Brazil, ca. 1955. Condition: excellent. Size: 13/16” diameter. Weight: 7.7 grams. Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: 8.36 cts.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #1104390
Kensington House Antiques
SOLD, PLEASE VISIT US AGAIN!
A heavy 18K yellow gold Venetian Etruscan Revival style fob charm of elongated lantern form set with almandine garnet cabochons. The gold surfaces are heavily decorated with beaded and ropetwist decoration. The jump ring is marked “Italy 750”.

Origin: Italy, ca. 1955. Condition: excellent. Size: 1-1/4” long excluding jump ring. Weight: 11.1 grams. Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: 14.1 cts.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #1100908
Kensington House Antiques
SOLD, PLEASE VISIT US AGAIN!
A very good, large 18K yellow gold Sputnik ring by H Stern. The dome is studded with a variety of bezel-set tourmalines, amethysts, citrines, aquamarines and garnets. Stern popularized the style in the 1950’s to show off the variety of gemstones mined in the company’s native Brazil. Due to its spiky appearance, the design eventually became known as “Sputnik”. The rings were made in a variety of dome sizes, and this example is exceptionally large. The inside of the shank is marked with Stern’s hallmark and with 18K hallmarks.

Origin: Brazil, ca. 1955. Condition: excellent. Finger Size: 8-3/4. Size: dome, 1-1/8” diameter. Weight: 8.7 grams. Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: 8.0 cts.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1970 item #1099359
Kensington House Antiques
$2495.00
A classic 1960’s Tiffany & Co. stylized floral brooch worked in 18K yellow gold and set with sapphires and diamonds. This spiky style was often used by Tiffany in the 1960’s and into the 1970’s. This particular design was made in plain gold, gold with diamonds, gold with diamonds and rubies, and gold with diamonds and sapphires. The diamonds are I color, SI1 clarity and the sapphires are medium, vivid blue in color and VSI in clarity. The back of the brooch is marked “18K Tiffany & Co.”

Origin: America, ca. 1968. Condition: excellent. Size: 1-11/16” x 1-3/4”. Weight: 21.7 grams. Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, .120 ct; sapphire, .594 ct.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1940 item #1095884
Kensington House Antiques
$1250.00
Very fine, heavy, fully three-dimensional 18K yellow gold figural brooch in the form of a sailboat. The mast is fully rigged with beautifully detailed sails worked in contrasting matte and polished gold. Two figures are hiking out over the edge of the hull and waves of water lap at the sides. The bottom of the hull is stamped with French "tete d'aigle" hallmarks for 18K and with an obscured maker's mark. The back retains the original pinstem and trombone clasp. The brooch was custom-made for the original owner in the mid-1930s.

Origin: France, ca. 1935. Condition: excellent, sharp detail, all original. Size: 1-1/4" x 1-7/8". Weight: 11.7 grams.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1095875
Kensington House Antiques
SOLD
Fine Napoleon III 18K yellow gold pansy brooch, the upper large petals accented with a lacy pierced floral border and the lower petals with a row of alternating rose cut diamonds and antique cushion cut rubies. The gold surfaces have a matte finish that mimics the velvety texture of pansy blossoms. Delicate engraving brings out the veining on the lower petals. The diamonds and rubies are of fine color. In the Romantic language of flowers, the pansy was used to symbolize remembrance (the French word for pansy is the same as the word for thought). The diamond and ruby border is faintly heart-shaped, perhaps adding another layer of secret meaning. The back retains the original extended pinstem and c-clasp fully stamped with French 18K hallmarks.

Origin: France, ca. 1850. Condition: excellent, all original. Size: 1-3/8" x 1-7/32". Weight: 5.7 grams. Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, .37 ct; ruby, .72 ct.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1093570
Kensington House Antiques
SOLD, PLEASE VISIT US AGAIN!
A delightful Victorian 10K yellow gold figural ring in the form of a genie. The genie's hands are folded across his chest and grasp a old European cut yellow sapphire. The use of a fancy color sapphire in a piece such as this is quite original. The stone is graded as very light, very slightly grayish Yellow-Green (YG 2/3). The ring's shank is in the form of sinuous snake whose head peers over the genie's shoulder and gazes at the glimmering sapphire. The design is just beautifully thought out and the detailing is excellent. The interior of the shank is marked "10K".

Origin: America, ca. 1900. Condition: excellent, sharp detail; wear consistent with age to the facet junctions on the crown of the sapphire. Finger Size: 8-1/2. Size: 13/16" wide at widest. Weight: 9.1 grams. Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: 1.53 ct.