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All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1970 item #1470850
Kensington House Antiques
$325.00
A vintage sterling silver vermouth dispenser in the form of a syringe by Gorham. These were called “Martini Spikes” when sold by Gorham in the 1960s. The functioning plunger allows vermouth to be drawn up into the syringe and then dispensed in precisely-calibrated medical dosages into your favorite cocktail. The syringe originally cost $10. The syringe is accompanied by an illustrated instruction card and the original fitted box.
  • Origin: America, 1967-70
  • Condition: excellent, no monograms or dings, slight wear to outer surface of the box.
  • Dimensions: 6-1/4” long
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #1469858
Kensington House Antiques
$2,995.00
A large pair of 18K yellow gold Sputnik earrings by H Stern. The domes are bezel-set with round amethysts, citrines, aquamarines, peridots, green tourmalines, pink tourmalines and garnets. The Sputnik design was created in the 1950’s to highlight the range of colored gemstones available from Stern’s Brazilian mines. It later came to be called “Sputnik” for its resemblance to the spiky Soviet satellite launched in 1957. Each piece has a unique appearance depending on the specific colors of the stones and their arrangement.These earrings have particularly intense jewel tones, particularly greens and purples. The earrings are marked with Stern's hallmark and also "750" for 18K gold. The clips are original, but posts could be added without affecting the original clips.
  • Origin: Brazil, ca 1955
  • Condition: excellent
  • 15/16" diameter
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: 11.02 carats
  • Weight: 9.3 grams.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1950 item #1469857
Kensington House Antiques
$115.00
A nice vintage pulp jack o'lantern with the original paper insert. The paint is bright.
  • Origin: America, ca 1940
  • Condition: very good, a dented area over one eye, a crack at the back that appears to be stable, no burn marks
  • Dimensions: 4-1/2" tall excluding wire handle
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1960 item #1469856
    Kensington House Antiques
    $1,795.00
    A handsome pair of double-faced cufflinks, the platinum faces engraved in a basketweave pattern bordered with a ring of white champleve enamel. Each face is centered with a 10-point diamond (J color/SI2 clarity) in a mix of old European and modern brilliant cuts. The faces are joined with arched gold connectors. The connectors are stamped for 18K and the platinum parts are tested and guaranteed platinum.
    • Origin: likely Switzerland, ca 1955
    • Condition: excellent
    • Dimensions: faces, 5/8” diameter
    • Weight: 14.6 grams
    • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .40 carat
    All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Pre 1960 item #1469828
    Kensington House Antiques
    $225.00
    Silver mounted agate sculpture in the form of a Kiwi or a similar bird. The silver is well worked and complements the rich brown shadings of the agate. The silver mountings are marked "P. Rata 833".
    • Origin: Portugal, 1950
    • Condition: excellent, some natural pitting in the stone
    • Dimensions: 2-1/4" tall
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #1469826
    Kensington House Antiques
    $1,695.00
    A high-quality 18K gold Etruscan-style Italian charm/pendant set with turquoise cabochons and concealing a hidden compartment in the bottom. The exposed gold surfaces are decorated with twisted wirework and beading, and the top shoulder has an unusual “horn” decoration that we’ve never seen before. Etruscan charms with compartments are very rare. The jump ring is marked “750” for 18K and the charm is tested and guaranteed 18K.
    • Origin: Italy, ca 1955
    • Condition: excellent
    • Dimensions: 1-1/4 wide x 1-1/2 high (excluding jump ring)>/li>
    • Weight: 14.6 grams
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #1469825
    Kensington House Antiques
    $1,695.00
    An outstanding lantern-shaped Etruscan-style 18K gold charm/pendant featuring coral cabochons. The gold surfaces are worked with intricate beading and twisted wirework. The decorative gold work is among the best we’ve seen on this type of charm. The coral has pure orange-red color and nice polish. The jump ring is stamped “750” for 18K gold, and the charm is tested and guaranteed 18K.
    • Origin: Italy, ca. 1955
    • Condition: excellent
    • Dimensions: 1-1/2” high (excluding jump ring); 1-1/4” wide
    • Weight: 19.9 grams
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #1469824
    Kensington House Antiques
    $1,450.00
    An unusual 18K gold Etruscan-style Italian charm/pendant featuring four citrines on the sides, a large sugarloaf cabochon carnelian at the bottom, and an fluted chalcedony bead at the top. The gold surfaces have a brushed finish accented with twisted wirework appliques. The color combinations of the gemstones is particularly appealing. Tested and guaranteed 18K.
    • Origin: Italy, ca 1955
    • Condition: excellent
    • Dimensions: 1-1/2” high; 3/4” wide
    • Weight: 15.2 grams
    • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: citrine, 1.5 carats; carnelian, 7.4 carats
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1469823
    Kensington House Antiques
    $495.00
    A lovely silver and gold necklace with pendant in the shape of two conjoined hearts, one with the word “Mizpah” and the other with the verse “The Lord watch between thee and me when we are absent one from another.” “Mizpah” stems from the Hebrew word for “watchtower,” and was used in jewelry to symbolize protection for loved ones during an extended absence. In an era of months-long travel and extended warfare, the Mizpah became a tangible reminder of being loved and protected from afar. The hears are further adorned with appliqued gold flowers and foliage. “Mizpah” is most frequently seen alone, without any verse or other sentimental decoration. Originally a brooch, the hearts now hang from an old silver chain. The reverse bears hallmarks for Chester, England and an unidentified maker’s mark “SB.”
    • Origin: England, ca 1890 (the date mark is partially obscured, but appears to be 1891
    • Condition: good, converted from a brooch, some dings on the heart engraved with the verse
    • Dimensions: pendant, 7/8” x 1-3/8”; necklace length, 19-3/8”
    • Weight: 9.6 grams
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1900 item #1469822
    Kensington House Antiques
    Sale Pending
    An elegant Art Nouveau bracelet comprising foliate shaped links set with round amethysts alternating with fleur-de-lis shaped links. The amethysts have the deep violet coloring typical of the best quality Siberian material. Tested and guaranteed 14K gold.
    • Origin: America, ca 1895
    • Condition: excellent
    • Dimensions: 7-1/2” long
    • Weight: 19.4 grams
    • Approximate Total Amethyst Weight: 5.22 carats
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1469821
    Kensington House Antiques
    $550.00
    A small fob seal featuring an amethyst tablet set in a fluted closed-back setting surmounted with ornate scrollwork. The amethyst tablet bears the monogram “RB” and a heart-shaped lock and a key. The lock and key are rebus images carrying the message “Key to my heart.” This fob is perfectly sized to wear alone as a pendant or on a heavy chain or bracelet as one of multiple charms. Tested and guaranteed 15K.
    • Origin: England, ca 1830
    • Condition: very good
    • Dimensions: 5/8" x 1-1/8"
    • Weight: 7.5 grams
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1910 item #1469820
    Kensington House Antiques
    $1,295.00
    A very handsome and heavy pair of double-sided 18K gold cufflinks, the oval faces decorated with stripes of engine-turned engraving and translucent royal blue guilloche enamel. The faces are joined by chains. Both the faces and the individual chain links are fully marked for Sheffield, 1905 and have an unidentified maker’s mark.
    • Origin: Sheffield, England, 1905
    • Condition: excellent, no enamel damage
    • Dimensions; faces, 3/4” x 9/16”
    • Weight: 11.0 grams
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1980 item #1469819
    Kensington House Antiques
    Sale Pending
    A colorful 18K gold pendant from H Stern’s “Rainbow Collection,” featuring rectangular garnet, topaz, citrine, peridot, green tourmaline, aquamarine, and amethyst to represent the color spectrum of visible light. The stones are contained within a simple gold border. The reverse is stamped with Stern’s star mark. Tested and guaranteed 18K.
    • Origin: Brazil, ca. 1990
    • Condition: excellent
    • Dimensions: 1” long including bail
    • Weight: 1.6 grams
    • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: 1.0 carat
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Modernism : Pre 1970 item #1468887
    Kensington House Antiques
    $3,350.00
    An elegant pair of 18K yellow gold earclips by Haroldo Burle Marx set with intricately carved jelly tourmalines in the “forma livre” (free form) style. Burle Marx was particularly known for his use of stones fashioned by carving or tumbling rather than faceting, a technique he invented in 1948. The tourmalines have greenish blueish overtones. The elongated shape of the stones, mirrored by the shape of the settings looks very good on the ear. The gold surfaces are worked in both the stippled and brushed textures often seen in Burle Marx jewels. Each earring is stamped with Burle Marx’ complete markings. Posts could be easily added to compliment the omega clips.

    Burle Marx worked in Brazil, and his only international boutique was at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, DC. The Brazilian government commissioned him to make state gifts for Queen Elizabeth, Japan’s Empress Nagako, Iran’s Empress Farah Diba, Denmark’s Queen Margarethe, India’s Indira Gandhi, and many others. Among Hollywood royalty, he was a favorite of Merle Oberon and Natalie Wood.

    • Origin: Brazil, ca. 1970
    • Condition: excellent
    • Dimensions: 15/16” x 3/4”
    • Weight: 16.8 grams,

    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1468204
    Kensington House Antiques
    $525.00
    A pretty late Georgian example of a Halley’s Comet pin worked in 14K (perhaps 15K) yellow gold and featuring a light blue paste stone to represent the comet’s nucleus. The paste is set in an elegant buttercup-type setting accented with an engraved gallery. Blue paste is less common than other colors, and makes a very nice presentation. The comet’s tail depicted in the engraved and voluted gold setting.

    In 1705, Edmond Halley correctly predicted the comet’s return in 1758. When it returned again in 1835 (and in 1910), jewelers were ready with fashionable pins to celebrate the comet’s passage.
    • Origin: England, ca 1835
    • Condition: excellent
    • Dimensions: 1-3/8” long
    • Weight: 2.9 grams
    All Items : Vintage Arts : Furnishings : Accessories : Pre 1940 item #1468202
    Kensington House Antiques
    $175.00
    A French Art Deco arched chrome cocktail pick holder with a dozen picks with colorful bakelite finials. The holder is French, but the picks (probably early replacements) are marked “Made in England.” This simple design is somewhat easier to use than some of the other figural pick holders. Cocktail pick holders (“porte-piques”) was once a fixture of every French bar or café. Today, they can be used to spear cocktail olives or cherries, or to serve small hors d’oeuvres.
    • Origin: France and England, ca 1930
    • Dimensions: 5-1/4” long x 1-1/2” deep x 3” high.
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1467297
    Kensington House Antiques
    $6,250.00
    This classic late Victorian bangle bracelet is set with a row of gorgeous opal cabochons in graduated sizes enhanced with old European cut and single cut diamonds. The opals have superb play of color evenly spread across the stones’ surfaces. Primary colors are blues and greens with shots of orange and red. The interior of the bracelet has a jeweler’s inventory number, but no maker’s mark. It is presented in a fitted box that appears to be original. The interior of the box bears the name Wm Mossman, Jeweller & Goldsmith, 135 Princes St (Edinburgh, Scotland). The clasp is stamped with French import marks. Tested and guaranteed 15K.
    • Origin: Scotland, ca. 1900
    • Condition: mint
    • Dimensions: 7/16” wide at front; 6-1/8” circumference
    • Weight: 17.3 grams
    • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: opal, 7.36 carats; diamond, .37 carat
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1900 item #1466670
    Kensington House Antiques
    $2,950.00
    A very fine French Art Nouveau 18K yellow gold festoon necklace comprising three gold plaques exquisitely engraved in a pattern of roses and their foliage. The plaques are curved to create a "festoon" look, and are suspended from a gold chain set with natural seed pearls. The backs of the plaques are lightly engraved with a reverse image of the roses—a hidden luxury that speaks to the quality of the piece. Each plaque also includes stems with pronounced thorns, perhaps as a reminder of the selflessness of love. Victorian floriography adoped red roses to represent love from the myth of Aphrodite and Adonis. As she raced to the side of her fallen mortal lover, Aphrodite pricked her toe on the thorn of a white rose and her blood forever stained the flower red. The necklace is stamped with French 18K gold marks, and with an illegible maker's mark.
    • Origin: France, ca 1895
    • Condition: excellent
    • Dimensions: necklace length, 16-3/4"; central plaque, 1-7/8" wide, 1-1/4" high
    • Weight: 21.9 grams
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1466214
    Kensington House Antiques
    $5,650.00
    An impressive 18K yellow gold hinged bangle, the front set with a cabochon emerald surrounded by old mine cut and rose cut diamonds arranged in a floral motif. The larger diamonds are in buttercup settings that add more depth to the design. The emerald has good color with very light treatment and is probably of Brazilian origin. The back side of the bracelet is pierced to retain a feeling of lightness. The hinged opening and oval shape makes the bracelet comfortable to wear. The clasp is stamped with French 18K gold marks and an unidentified master goldsmith’s mark.
    • Origin: France, ca. 1870
    • Condition: excellent, all original
    • Dimensions: interior circumference, 6-11/16”; width, 1-3/16” at front tapering to 3/8” at back
    • Weight: 30.6 grams
    • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: emerald, 2.15 carats; diamond, 1.3 carats
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1466213
    Kensington House Antiques
    $2,850.00
    An elegant bracelet composed of open links ornately decorated in a pattern of acanthus leaves alternating with blue sapphire oval cabochons. The sapphires do not show indication of heat treatment. Each link is slightly curved, so the bracelet lies nicely on the wrist. The clasp is masterfully constructed to be invisible once closed. Like most Portuguese gold jewelry of the era, it’s quite heavy for its size. The bracelet is stamped with 19.2K gold marks used in the city of Oporto, 1887-1937.
    • Origin: Portugal, ca 1900
    • Condition: excellent
    • Dimeions: 1/2" wide; 7-3/4” long
    • Weight: 23.2 grams
    • Approximate Total Sapphire Weight: 3.36 carats
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1466212
    Kensington House Antiques
    $2,950.00
    An elegant heavy gold bracelet comprised of linked chains decorated with three-leaf clovers. In Victorian flower symbology, clover leaves, regardless of their number signified good luck, but they also held the meaning “think of me.” Kauffer was the primary jeweler of the Ecole de Nancy, France’s most important group of Art Nouveau artisans. He exhibited at the Louvre during his lifetime. Unlike the more florid Art Nouveau designs by Parisian jewelers, Kauffer’s designs tended to be more linear and graphic. The bracelet’s clasp is stamped with the 18K gold marks used outside Paris until 1919, with Kauffer’s maker’s mark, and also with Kauffer’s signature.
    • Origin: France, ca 1910
    • Condition: excellent
    • Dimensions: 7-1/2” long.
    • Weight: 32.7 grams.
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1465966
    Kensington House Antiques
    $4,950.00
    A superb Edwardian ring featuring a 1.89 carat antique cushion sapphire asymmetrically flanked by a pair of old European cut diamonds (.40 and .35 carats, both I color and one with VS1 clarity and the other with SI2 clarity, in buttercup settings. The design is further enhanced with scrolls set with rose cut diamonds. As is typical of the period, the gold ring is topped with platinum to highlight the color of the stones. The sapphire has beautiful texture and color that reads blue across the room. The stone shows no indication of heat treatment and is characteristic of the best sapphire from Sri Lanka. The shank is stamped with French import marks for 18K gold and platinum.
    • Origin: French import marks, but likely American, ca. 1910
    • Condition: excellent
    • Dimensions: 3/4" wide
    • Finger Size: 5-3/4” (easily sizeable)
    • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: sapphire, 1.86 ct; diamond, .89 ct
    • Weight: 5.4 grams
    All Items : Vintage Arts : Furnishings : Accessories : Pre 1950 item #1465964
    Kensington House Antiques
    $295.00
    A colorful orange and white bakelite dice holds a set of six chrome cocktail picks, each with a dice finial in this Art Deco set. The cocktail pick holder (“porte-piques”) was once a fixture of every French bar or café. Today, they can be used to spear cocktail olive or cherries, or to serve small hors d’oeuvres.
    • Origin: France, ca. 1930
    • Condition: excellent
    • Dimensions: 1-1/2” x 1-1/2” x 3-3/4”
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Modernism : Pre 1980 item #1465963
    Kensington House Antiques
    Sale Pending
    An elegant pair of 18K yellow gold earclips by Haroldo Burle Marx set with intricately carved jelly opals in the “forma livre” (free form) style. Burle Marx was particularly known for his use of stones fashioned by carving or tumbling rather than faceting, a technique he invented in 1948. The moonstones have bluish overtones with broad flashes of pinkish-orange. The elongated shape of the stones, mirrored by the shape of the settings looks very good on the ear. The gold surfaces are worked in both the stippled and brushed textures often seen in Burle Marx jewels. Each earring is stamped with Burle Marx’ complete markings.

    Burle Marx worked in Brazil, and his only international boutique was at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, DC. The Brazilian government commissioned him to make state gifts for Queen Elizabeth, Japan’s Empress Nagako, Iran’s Empress Farah Diba, Denmark’s Queen Margarethe, India’s Indira Gandhi, and many others. Among Hollywood royalty, he was a favorite of Merle Oberon and Natalie Wood.
    • Origin: Brazil, ca. 1970
    • Condition: excellent
    • Dimensions: 1” x 5/8”
    • Weight: 15.8 grams
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1465962
    Kensington House Antiques
    $3,150.00
    A colorful butterfly, it’s old mine cut diamond and sapphire body sporting wings studded with rubies, rose cut diamonds and emeralds, stands atop a diamond-encrusted twig in this gorgeous late Victorian jewel. Victorian butterfly jewels usually portray the insect with its wings spread in a rather rigid fashion. This pose is far more naturalistically attractive. The stones together weigh close to 3 carats, and all have excellent color. The piece appears to have been converted from a brooch into a pendant with the addition of a hidden bail at the back. Tested and guaranteed 18K. The contemporary chain is stamped for 18K.
    • Origin: probably France, ca. 1890
    • Condition: excellent
    • Dimensions: 1-1/4” x 1-1/4”; chain length, 18”
    • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, 1.20 cts; sapphire, .38 ct; ruby, .67 ct; emerald, .63 ct
    • Weight: 9.3 grams.
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1950 item #1465960
    Kensington House Antiques
    $5,500.00
    A chunky French tank bracelet worked in rose and yellow gold. The 1937 World’s Fair gave rise to a fashion for “tank jewelry,” so called for its perceived resemblance to the treads of armored tanks. This bracelet features angular ridges alternating with rounded elements that creates a woven visual effect. The angular segments are reeded, and the center reed of each is stippled for textural interest and is worked in bright yellow gold to contrast with the rose tint of the rest of the bracelet. The tongue of the clasp is marked with French 18K marks and an unidentified master goldsmith’s mark.
    • Origin: France, ca 1940
    • Dimensions: 13/16” x 7-1/2”
    • Weight: 56.0 grams
    • Condition: excellent, no dings
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1930 item #1465958
    Kensington House Antiques
    $2,450.00
    A finely crafted late Art Nouveau 18K gold ring in the form of a lion’s head clasping an old European cut diamond in its jaws. The engraving is very well done and displays great detail that extends halfway around the shank. The diamond is graded as H/VS1. The interior of the shank is engraved “P.R. 10 Avril 1924.” The ring is stamped with French 18K gold marks and with an unidentified master goldsmith’s mark.
    • France, 1924
    • Condition: excellent
    • Dimensions: 11/16” wide at front, tapering to 3/16” at back
    • Finger Size: 10-12
    • Weight: 13.0 grams
    • Approximate Diamond Weight: .10 carat
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1920 item #1465955
    Kensington House Antiques
    $1,295.00
    A classically elegant six-piece dress set worked in abalone mother-of-pearl, 14K yellow gold, platinum, and seed pearls. The cufflinks are double sided, with oval abalone plaques surrounded by engine-turned platinum borders. Each face is centered with a small seed pearl. The abalone has very fine luster with a nice play of green, rose, and a little orange flashes when caught in direct light. The four matching shirt studs have round faces. Each piece is stamped with Larter's hallmark. The set is sold in an old, though not original, leather-covered dress set box.
    • Origin: America, ca. 1915
    • Condition: excellent
    • Dimensions: cufflinks, 3/4" x 1/2"; studs, 1/2" diameter.
    • Weight: 15.7 grams.
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1465944
    Kensington House Antiques
    $1,195.00
    A handsome gentleman’s ring, the front in the form of a horseshoe encircling an onyx cameo carved to depict a steeplechase scene of a jockey and horse leaping over a fence. Interestingly, the carver chose not to polish the black onyx background, perhaps to lend a more masculine feel to the design. The shank is finished in a reeded pattern. Tested and guaranteed 18K.
    • Origin: probably, France, ca. 1900
    • Condition: excellent
    • Dimensions: crown, 3/4" wide tapering to 3/16” at the back
    • Finger Size: 10
    • Weight: 6.2 grams.
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1465943
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    A lovely 18K gold locket, the front cover bezel-set with rhodolite garnets. The garnets have very fine color with bright shots of violet. The gold surface is stippled. The back cover is ornately engraved in a checkerboard pattern. The interior has a hinged glass cover. The locket is deep enough that it was likely intended to contain both a portrait and a keepsake of some sort. The bail is stamped with French 18K gold marks.
    • Origin: France, ca. 1870
    • Condition: excellent
    • Dimensions: 3/4” x 1-1/8” (excluding the jump ring)
    • Total Gemstone Weight: 3.71 carats
    • Weight: 6.6 grams
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1465942
    Kensington House Antiques
    $3,400.00
    An intricately designed 14K yellow gold chain comprised of a double row of reeded oval links enhanced at regular intervals with engraved acanthus leaf plaques. The chain is from the late Georgian or early Victorian period, and is completely handmade. The clasp is a large bolt, reeded to match the links. The individual links are open enough that the chain could be used to hang charms. Tested and guaranteed 14K.
    • Origin: America, ca 1845
    • Condition: excellent
    • Dimensions: 20-1/2" long; 7/16" wide
    • Weight: 28.1 grams
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1920 item #1465940
    Kensington House Antiques
    $3,650.00
    An elegant large-scale 18K gold hinged bangle bracelet with repousse floral decoration by Charles Armsheimer & Son. The design is so expertly worked that the hinge is nearly invisible when the bracelet is being worn. Armsheimer’s workshop was located on Maiden Lane, the heart of New York’s jewelry industry in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The tongue of the clasp is stamped “18K” and also has the maker’s mark for Charles Armsheimer & Son.
    • Origin: America, ca. 1910
    • Condition: excellent, no dings or dents
    • Dimensions: width, 3/8”; inner circumference 6-7/8”
    • Weight: 24.1 grams
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #1465938
    Kensington House Antiques
    $1,525.00
    A superb Ventian Etruscan pendant or charm set with citrine, smoky quartz, green and green tourmaline, aquamarine, blue topaz, hessonite garnet, and almandine garnet. These large pendants come in many different shapes, but this is the first time we've seen one in the shape of a six-pointed star (Star of David.) The gemstones are nicely colored and all the gold surfaces are enhanced with intricate ropetwist and beaded decoration. Tested and guaranteed 18K.
    • Origin: Italy, ca 1955
    • Condition: excellent
    • Dimensions: 1-5/16" diameter (excluding bail)
    • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: citrine, 3.0 cts; smoky quartz, 3.0 cts; tourmaline, 1.6 cts; aquamarine, .5 ct; garnet, .6 ct.
    • Weight: 11.0 grams
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1465733
    Kensington House Antiques
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    A lovely 18K gold locket, the front cover bezel-set with Persian turquoise cabochons. The stones are nicely matched for color. The gold surface is stippled and engraved in a rayed pattern with a foliate border. The engraving on the back takes design elements from the front. The interior has a glass cover. The locket is deep enough that it was likely intended to contain both a portrait and a keepsake of some sort. The original bail, also engraved and set with a turquoise cabochon, is stamped with French 18K gold marks.
    • Origin: France, ca. 1870
    • Condition: excellent
    • Dimensions: 3/4” x 1-1/8” (excluding the jump ring)
    • Weight: 5.8 grams
    All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1940 item #1464125
    Kensington House Antiques
    $235.00
    A classic figural sterling silver thimble jigger by Thomae & Co. The rim is engraved “Only A Thimble Full.” The interior retains a softly gilt surface. Several companies made variations of thimble jiggers, but those by Thomae are among the best because of their superior weight and workmanship.
    • Origin: America, ca. 1935
    • Condition: excellent, no dings or monograms
    • Dimensions: 2” tall
    • Weight: 35.6 grams
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1950 item #1464124
    Kensington House Antiques
    $1,650.00
    A vintage pair of 14K gold double-sided cufflinks, the faces set with blue sapphires by Tiffany & Co. The faces are engraved in a geometric rayed pattern for a little extra sparkle. The faces are joined by bar connectors, one of which is marked “Tiffany & Co.” Tested and guaranteed 14K.
    • Origin: America, ca. 1950
    • Condition: excellent
    • Dimensions: 5/8” diameter
    • Approximate Total Sapphire Weight: .60 carat
    • Weight: 14.1 grams
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1970 item #1464123
    Kensington House Antiques
    $1,950.00
    A heavy pair of mid-century double-sided cufflinks, the faces woven from gold rope. The overall look is similar to the Parisian work of Georges Lenfant. The back faces are smaller for ease in putting them through the cuff. The faces are joined by figure-8 connectors stamped “14K.”
    • Origin: America, ca. 1965
    • Condition: excellent
    • Dimensions: larger faces, 1/2” x 1/2" x 1/2”; smaller faces 3/8” x 3/8” x 3/8”
    • Weight: 23.4 grams
    Kensington House Antiques
    $495.00
    A fun vintage 14K yellow gold tie bar by Richardson & Co. in the form of a baseball bat. Figural tie bars, often doubling as money clips, were popular from the 1930s to the 50s. They were often sporting themes, such as skis, golf clubs, and fishing rods, but this is the first baseball bat we’ve seen. The back is stamped “14K” and also has Richardson’s hallmark.
    • Origin: America, ca. 1940
    • Condition: excellent
    • Dimensions: 2-5/8” long
    • Weight: 4.8 grams
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1464121
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    A particularly attractive Georgian example of a Halley’s Comet pin worked in 18K yellow gold, accented with black enamel, and featuring a comet head set with a bright green paste stone to represent the comet’s nucleus surrounded by old cut clear paste stones representing the bright coma. The pastes are set in an elegant buttercup setting with a fluted back. The gold setting also has engraved decorative elements representing the comet’s tail.
    In 1705, Edmond Halley correctly predicted the comet’s return in 1758. When it returned in 1835 (and in 1910), jewelers were ready with fashionable pins to celebrate the comet’s passage. Most often, these pins are in lower karat gold, instead of 18K as in this example. Tested and guaranteed 18K gold.
    • Origin: England, ca 1835
    • Condition: excellent, flakes on the green paste are visible only under magnification
    • Dimensions: 1-3/16” long
    • Weight: 4.4 grams
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1464120
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    $1,395.00
    An unusually fine and large 14K yellow gold sunburst brooch set with 105 natural seed pearls surrounded a .33 carat old European cut diamond (graded I, VS2). The pearls have very fine color and lustre. The piece retains its original folding pendant bail and pinstem, so it can be worn as a pendant or brooch. Sun-themed jewels were meant to symbolize “life-giving force” or “divine light,” and were often set with white stones such as pearls or diamonds to suggest “purity.” Tested and guaranteed 14K gold.
    • Origin: America, ca. 1910
    • Condition: excellent, all original
    • Dimensions: 1-9/16” diameter
    • Weight: 11.6 grams
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1910 item #1464117
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    $895.00
    A lovely sentimental jewel by the esteemed London jeweler Murrle, Bennet & Co. featuring a heart-shaped citrine surmounted by a crown and a scrolling frame set with seed pearls. In Victorian symbology, a heart topped with a single crown conveyed the sentiment “ruler of my heart.” The citrine has very nice pure yellow coloring, with just a hint of orange. It would be very easy to add a small hidden ring at either end of the pin, so it can be worn from a chain. Murrle, Bennet & Co. was a leading jeweler, often collaborating with Liberty & Co. The pin is stamped “15Ct” and also has Murrle, Bennett’s hallmark.
    • Origin: England, ca. 1900
    • Condition: excellent, all original
    • Dimensions: 1-3/8” x 7/8”
    • Weight: 4.6 grams
    • Approximate Gemstone Weight: 5.39 carats
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1930 item #1464116
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    $975.00
    A buff-cut oval amethyst perfectly offsets the superb gold setting in this Edwardian 14K gold gentleman’s ring. The stone sits in a high setting that is intricately engraved with classic motifs such as pendant bellflowers, swags, and fans that bridge the Edwardian period into early Art Deco. The ring is large, but the relatively light color of the amethyst and the use of smooth buff cut instead of full faceting keeps it from being overpowering. A woman could easily wear the ring, as well. The interior of the shank is stamped “14K.”
    • Origin: America, ca. 1920
    • Condition: excellent, all original
    • Dimensions: shank tapering from 5/32” at the back to 1/2" wide at the front; 1/4” height from finger
    • Finger Size: 9-1/2
    • Weight: 8.29 grams
    • Approximate Amethyst Weight: 4.11 carats
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1910 item #1464115
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    $1,295.00
    A delicate Edwardian 14K yellow gold bangle bracelet set with square cut amethysts and pearls. The gemstones are separated by openwork gold in an interlaced heart pattern that lends a very lacy quality The use of amethyst is somewhat uncommon in a bangle from this period. The interior bears the 14K gold mark for Alling & Co.
    • Origin: America, ca. 1900
    • Condition: excellent, all original, no dings
    • Dimensions: 1/4" wide; 7” interior circumference
    • Weight: 9.2 grams
    • Approximate Amethyst Weight: 1.12 carats
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1463809
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    $2,795.00
    A beautiful pair of Victorian 14K gold drop earrings with calibre-cut Persian turquoise, pearls and old mine and rose cut diamonds set in an expanding star pattern. The settings are pierced, lightening the overall feeling despite the earring’s generous size. The edges a finished with a pierced gallery. The choice of gemstones is very nice, the diamonds are bright for rose cuts, the pearls have nice luster, and the turquoise a beautifully matched and without discoloration. Tested and guaranteed 14K.
    • Origin: America, ca. 1890
    • Condition: excellent
    • Dimensions: 7/8” diameter (excluding wires)
    • Weight: 10.6 grams
    • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .40 carat
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1930 item #1463808
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    $795.00
    The wonderful gold medal won by James Ephraim Narraway at the 1929 tournament of the Correspondence Chess League of America (CCLA). The medal features a black and white enameled chessboard surrounded by a laurel wreath and surmounted by a crown. The back is engraved “C.C.L.A. 1929 Leaderhip ‘A’ 1st Prize Won By J. E Narraway.” The medal was likely originally attached to a neck ribbon, but would be really nice worn today as a pendant or on a chunky charm bracelet. Tested and guaranteed 10K gold.
    Narraway was a three-time Canadian champion and a North American champion. In correspondence chess, each player mailed his next move to his opponent via mail. The first known game of correspondence chess was played between the Byzantine Emperor Nikephoros I and the Calip of Baghdad, Harun al-Rashi in the late 9th century. Even with the advent of postal service, a game organized by Narraway in 1891 lasted for more than three years. Though he lived to age 90, the 1929 game in 1929 was to be Narraway’s last gold medal win, at the age of 72.
    • Origin: America, 1929
  • Condition: excellent, no enamel damage
  • Dimensions: 1-1/4” diameter (excluding bail and jump ring)
  • Weight: 16.4 grams.
  • All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #1463807
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    $1,150.00
    A very nice and unusually heavy 18K gold Venetian Etruscan fob/charm set with amethysts. The gold surfaces are heavily worked in twisted wire and beaded decoration. The smaller amethysts are set in flower-shaped collets. Tested and guaranteed 18K (the jump ring is marked “750”).
    • Origin: Italy, ca 1950
    • Condition: excellent, all original
    • Dimensions: 13/16” x 1-1/2” (excluding jump ring)
    • Weight: 16.5 grams
    • Approximate Total Amethyst Weight: 6.59 carats
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1463806
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    $1,195.00
    A lovely pair of Victorian earrings worked in 14K yellow, rose and green gold depicting a mother bird watching over her nest of three tiny eggs. The bird is nicely three-dimensional for added interest. The design is simply finished with a zigzag border. Tested and guaranteed 14K.
    • Origin: America, ca. 1870
    • Condition: excellent, earwires are replacements
    • Dimensions: 5/8” diameter (excluding wires)
    • Weight: 5.2 grams
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1463805
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    $375.00
    A large sterling silver locket from the Aesthetic Period, the cover decorated with an engraved Japonaiserie scene of a water bird landing among reeds. The bird is surrounded by a fan-shaped reserve. The ends of the locket are nicely enhanced with beading and a fancy border. The interior retains both original frames and glass enclosing either fabric. The back is unadorned. This locket is unmarked, indicating an American origin. American silver lockets from this era are far more uncommon than English versions.
    • Origin: America, ca. 1860
    • Condition: excellent, all original, no monogram or dings
    • Dimensions: 1-3/8” x 1-5/8” (excluding bail)
    • Weight: 18.2 grams
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1930 item #1463804
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    $1,595.00
    An elegant pair of Art Deco 18K gold cufflinks decorated with geometric engraving and champleve enamels in opaque red and black. Each cufflink is hallmarked for 18K gold and has the master’s goldsmith’s mark (illegible).
    • Origin: France, ca. 1925
    • Condition: excellent, no enamel damage
    • Dimensions: 9/16” diameter.
    • Weight: 8.1 grams
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1900 item #1463803
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    $1,750.00
    n superb pair of Aesthetic period 18K yellow gold and ruby double-sided cufflinks. The faces are decorated in a swirling pattern pinwheel-type pattern faintly suggestive of the curling limbs of an octopus. Each face is centered with an intensely colored natural ruby. The faces are joined with figure-eight connectors. The back of each face is stamped “18K” and with the unidentified maker’s mark “O.W.S’S.S”.
    • Origin: America, ca. 1900
    • Condition: excellent, all original
    • Dimensions: 5/8” x 1/2"
    • Weight: 13.2 grams
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1970 item #1460362
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    $750.00
    A classic Venetian Etruscan 18K gold charm set with oval amethysts. The gold surfaces are ornately worked with rosettes, beaded and rope-twist decoration. The amethysts have nice intense violet color that contrasts beautifully with the surrounding 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: 11/16" wide x 1-1/8” high (excluding jump ring)
    • Approximate Total Amethyst Weight: 6.99 carats
    • Weight: 8.4 grams
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1950 item #1456716
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    $1,450.00
    A terrific pair of Art Deco double-sided cufflinks in 14K yellow and white gold by Harvey Avedon. The front faces feature a white gold circle engraved in a pattern of off-center concentric circles surrounded by a yellow gold border. The yellow gold back faces are decorated in a matching pattern of concentric circles. The design is typical of the strong geometric motifs used by Avedon from the late 1940s on. He was a maker of fine cufflinks, lighters and other men's accessories. Avedon was featured by many upscale retailers including Tiffany & Co.The connectors are marked “Avedon” and “14K”.
    • Origin: America, ca. 1940
    • Condition: excellent, all original
    • Dimensions: faces, 3/4” diameter; back faces, 9/16” diameter
    • Weight: 20.5 grams
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1960 item #1456255
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    $445.00
    Handsome pair of vintage 14K yellow gold cufflinks, the elongated diamond-shaped faces set with cabocochon-cut blue sapphires. The stones have excellent, bright color. The faces are lightly textured in a starburst pattern emanating from the sapphires toward the faceted edges. The fronts are attached with solid connectors to the toggle backs. The connectors are marked "585" for 14K.

    Origin: Continental Europe, ca. 1950.

    Condition: excellent, all original.

    Size: 5/8" x 7/8".

    Weight: 5.0 grams.

    Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: .62 carat.

    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Platinum : Vintage : Pre 1930 item #1456235
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    $18,750.00
    A stunning early Art Deco platinum bracelet set with diamonds and emeralds. The bracelet comprises seven rectangular plaques, each centered with an old European cut diamond. The plaques are hand-pierced in an ornate foliate pattern accented with a total of 84 smaller old European and single cut diamonds and 70 calibre-cut natural emeralds. The primary diamonds (two .44ct; two .46ct; two .55ct; and one .61ct) are very well matched and are graded G/SI1. Each plaque is slightly arched to accommodate the curve of the wrist. The clasp has a hidden safety catch and is stamped with French platinum hallmarks.

    Origin: France, ca. 1925.

    Condition: excellent, all original, normal wear to emerald surfaces consistent with age.

    Size: 11/32” wide; 6-3/4” long.

    Weight: 27.5 grams.

    Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, 6.22 cts; emerald, 1.47 cts.

    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1456199
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    $495.00
    A lovely Art Nouveau enameled 14K gold wreath pin by Krementz. The leafy wreath, worked in shaded green enamels is studded with tiny gold berries, four seed pearls and four small old European cut diamonds. The sparkle of the diamonds against the colored enamel is very nice. The back retains the original pinstem and c-clasp, marked with Krementz’ hallmark.

    Origin: America, ca. 1900.

    Size: 7/8” diameter.

    Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: .06 carat.

    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1950 item #1456189
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    $1,795.00
    A marvelous pair of Retro Moderne 18K yellow gold dress clips formed as a bouquet of diamond-studded platinum flowers, the stems tied with a ribbon set with calibre-cut rubies, all against a scrolled gold background. Buds represented by diamonds set in platinum and rubies set in gold are scattered around the flowers. The design is quite sophisticated and the stones are of very nice quality. The clips are perfectly sized—one worn alone isn’t so small that it gets lost, but the two worn together aren’t overwhelming, either. The pair can be worn on jacket lapels or on either side of a dress neckline. The backs retain the original hinged double-prong coat clip and anchor pin often seen on better French jewelry of the period. A good jeweler could convert the clips to be worn as either pierced or clip-back earrings. Tested and guaranteed 18K gold and platinum.

    Origin: probably America, ca. 1940.

    Condition: excellent, all original.

    Size: 1-1/4” x 3/4".

    Weight: 16.5 grams.

    Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, .9 carat; ruby, .6 carat.

    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1980 item #1456129
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    $750.00
    A very handsome pair of 14K yellow gold and onyx cufflinks with a matching tie pin by K. Uyeda. The oval onyx faces are topped with oval, gold pyramids. The gold surfaces are intricately decorated with engine-turned engraving in a basketweave pattern. The connectors are marked in the traditional Japanese manner, "K14". The set is presented in its original velvet and silk box from K. Uyeda. Located in Tokyo's Imperial Hotel, Uyeda is one of Japan's most exclusive jewelers, and all their products are of the very finest quality. The catch on the tie pin is not gold.

    Origin: Japan, ca. 1980.

    Condition: excellent, all original.

    Size: cufflink faces, 5/8" x 1/2"; tie pin, 1/2" diameter.

    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1960 item #1456035
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    $695.00
    A nice pair of mid-century 14K yellow gold cufflinks set with blue sapphire cabochons. The rectangular faces are engraved in a sunburst pattern, with one end rolled over. A round cabochon sapphire is set in to each end of the opening created by the rolled edge. The stones have fine slightly violet-blue color and good clarity. The backs have toggle closures. The cufflinks are not signed, but are almost certainly by either Larter or Krementz. Marked "14K".

    Origin: America, ca. 1950. Condition: excellent. Size: 7/8" x 5/8". Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: .76 ct. Weight: 10.2 gr.

    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1970 item #1456034
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    $950.00
    A very nice pair of 18K yellow gold baton cufflinks, the batons worked with engraved reeding and each bound in a diagonal slash of gold with a hand-stippled surface. The baton faces are hinged so they can lie tightly against the cuff. The connectors are marked “18K Cherny”.

    Origin: America, ca. 1960. Condition: excellent. Size: faces, 7/8” long. Weight: 10.6 gr.

    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1950 item #1455993
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    $650.00
    An elegant 14K rose and yellow gold bow brooch featuring a “knot” invisibly-set calibre-cut green tourmalines. The brooch is also accented with a pair of pearls set in white gold. The tourmalines have very fine bright coloring. The golden bow is worked in both a polished surface and a micro-beaded finish. The latter is a technically difficult texture to achieve and shows the hand of a master jeweler. The back of the pin is marked “RMU” and “585” for 14K gold. The back retains the original trombone clasp.

    Origin: Europe, ca. 1940. Condition: excellent, all original. Size: 2-3/8” x 1-1/4”. Weight: 11.5 grams. Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: .76 carat.