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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1427051
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$1,750.00
A striking late Victorian 14K yellow gold crucifix set with sapphires, an old European cut diamond and seed pearls. The diamond is graded at I/SI2 and the sapphires are finely colored and show no indication of heat treatment. The gold surface is "bloomed" for a soft matte texture that enhances the gold color but is subdued enough for the religious purpose of the pendant. The bail is original and is stamped for Bippart, Griscom & Osborn, one of the finest Newark jewelers of the era.
  • Origin: America, ca 1900
  • Condition: excellent, all original
  • Dimensions: 1-1/2" x 2-1/14" (excluding bail)
  • Weight: 9.2 grams
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: sapphire, .80 carat; diamond, .23 carat
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1900 item #1427050
Kensington House Antiques
$5,500.00
A fine early French Art Nouveau orchid brooch, the flower petals carved from banded agate around old mine cut diamond stamens, all set atop an elegant gold stem set with rose cut diamonds. The flower is a single piece of agate, finished with a matte surface to suggest the texture of a real flower petals. The carver left streaks of a darker colored agate on the back to create the delicately-colored veining that shows through the petals. The petal at lower left is turned back on itself to enhance the realistic effect. The reverse is stamped with a "tete de Mercure" hallmark indicating 18K gold that was intended to be sold abroad. There is also an illegible master goldsmith's mark.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1880
  • Condition: excellent; all original; a few tiny fleabites on one petal visible only with 10X magnification
  • Dimensions: 2-5/8" x 1-1/4"Weight: 10.25 grams
  • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .85 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1900 item #1427049
Kensington House Antiques
$275.00
A lovely Art Nouveau pendant worked in gilt silver depicting a pair of hounds against a background of oak leaves and acorns. The quality of the casting and chasing is very nice. The reverse is marked "800".
  • Origin: Europe, ca 1900
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 1-9/32" diameter
  • WeightL 13.0 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1427048
Kensington House Antiques
$2,495.00
A very rare Art Nouveau Mardi Gras ball favor jewel in 14K gold depicting Greek goddess. The exposed areas of gold have a soft "bloomed" finish typical of higher quality Art Nouveau jewels that constrasts beautifully with the translucent enamels. The back is stamped "14K" and is engraved "COMUS 1908."

The Mystick Crewe of Comus is the oldest and most exclusive of New Orleans' Mardi Gras organizations. The theme selected for the 1908 event was "Gods & Goddesses." Favors were bestowed on the ladies in attendance. Usually, these were inexpensive items, but in 1908, the "trinket" were these lovely gold pins.
  • Origin: America, 1908
  • Condition: excellent, no enamel loss
  • Dimensions: 1" x 7/8"
  • Weight: 5.5 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1427047
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$395.00
A lovely Art Nouveau honeymoon pin in 14K yellow gold featuring an enameled violet centered with a small old European cut diamond. The petals are are worked in delicate shades of purple, cream marroon and are finished with repousse gold borders frequently sometimes seen in Larter enamels. In the Victorian flower language, the combination of a crescent moon shape with a flower was suggestive of the word "honeymoon." Small pins such as this were popular gifts for a new bride. The back is stamped with Larter's 14K hallmark.
  • Origin: America, ca 1900
  • Condition: excellent, no enamel loss
  • Dimensions: 1-1/16" x 9/16"
  • Weight: 2.0 grams
  • Approximate Diamond Weight: .03 carat
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1427035
Kensington House Antiques
$425.00
A delicate Art Nouveau 10K gold pin featuring a pansy decorated with translucent violet, pink and cream enameled. The flower center and a bud are set with small seed pearls. The brooch retains its original pinstem and clasp stamped "10K." In Victorian flower language, the pansy conveyed the meaning "Think of me." Small pins such as this were popular gifts for new brides.
  • Origin: America, ca 1910
  • Condition: very good; a small enamel flake to the tip of one petal (superficial only and does not affect the color)
  • Dimensions: 3/4" x 1-1/8"
  • Weight 2.5 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1426492
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$495.00
A lovely conversion ring featuring a a guilloche enamel plaque centered with a blue sapphire cabochon. The pale blue translucent enamel is accented with engine-turned engraving and is surrounded by a border of opaque white enamel with gold accents. The ring was created from an Edwardian stickpin with the addition of a 14K gold shank (the front is 18K).
  • Origin: France, ca 1910
  • Condition: excellent; no enamel damage
  • Dimensions: crown, 1/2" diameter
  • Finger Size: 6-3/4
  • Approximate Sapphire Weight: .13 ct
  • Weight: 2.3 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1940 item #1426489
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$1,650.00
Very fine, heavy, fully three-dimensional 18K yellow gold figural brooch in the form of a 420 Class racing sailboat by Fred of Paris. It can also be worn as a pendant. The mast is fully Bermuda-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 lap at the sides. The 420 Class was designed in 1959 and became the leading training vessel for Olympic-class boats. Fred designed a series of brooches depicting popular European racing sailboats such as the "420" and the "Flying Dutchman". 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.
  • France, ca 1965
  • Excellent condition, sharp detail, all original
  • 1-1/4" x 1-7/8"
  • 11.7 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre 1980 item #1426488
Kensington House Antiques
$2,895.00
An exceptionally fine Pampillonia 18K gold brooch in the form of a running thoroughbred horse mounted by a jockey. The workmanship is simply outstanding. Every detail of the horse's flying tail and the musculature underlying the coat are beautifully worked. The folds and wrinkles of the jockey's silks are equally detailed. The horse's eye is set with a small round ruby and the hoof of a hind leg touches on a .18-carat round brilliant cut diamond, graded as J color, SI2 clarity. The use of a yellow-green gold is an inspired choice that somehow keeps the rather heavy brooch from appearing overwhelming. The pin is unsigned, but is definitely by Pampillonia. Marked 18K.
  • Origin: America, ca. 2010
  • Condition: excellent, all original
  • Dimensions: 1-1/2" x 2-3/8"
  • Weight: 30.8 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1920 item #1414822
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A fine pair of French 18K gold, enamel and sapphire cufflinks. The round faces are decorated with champleve enamel in a soft translucent French blue shade surrounded by a border of opaque white with gold accents. Each face is centered with a sapphire sugarloaf cabochon. The faces are connected with chains to gold torpedo backs. Each cufflink is stamped with French 18K gold marks.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1910
  • Condition: excellent, no enamel damage
  • Dimensions: 1/2" diameter
  • Weight: 7.0 grams
  • Approximate Total Sapphire Weight: .26 carat
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1414821
Kensington House Antiques
$1,095.00
A nice Victorian 18K gold locket, the front cover featuring a lioness shown in profile. She is enhanced with a bright emerald eye and grasps an old mine cut diamond in her mouth. The back is engraved with a period three-letter monogram. Tested and guaranteed 18K.
  • Origin: America, ca 1900
  • Dimensions: 1" diameter
  • Condition: excellent; sharp detail on the lion; two pinpoint dings on the back cover
  • Weight: 8.7 grams
  • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .05 carat
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1414819
Kensington House Antiques
$1,095.00
A fine Art Nouveau 14K yellow gold enameled pin with swirling foliage surrounding a bezel-set amethyst. The enamel is worked in delicate translucent shades of violet, cream and green. Small seed pearls flank the nicely-colored amethyst. The clasp is marked with Krementz' 14K hallmark.

NOTE: We are also offering a matching pin set with an aquamarine and enameled in shades of blue and green (Item #1414818)
  • Origin: America, ca 1900
  • Condition: excellent; no enamel damage
  • Dimensions: 1-1/2" x 9/16"
  • Weight: 3.6 grams
  • Approximate Total Amethyst Weight: .75 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1414818
Kensington House Antiques
$995.00
A fine Art Nouveau 14K yellow gold enameled pin with swirling foliage surrounding a bezel-set aquamarine. The enamel is worked in delicate translucent enamel in shades of blue, green and cream. Small seed pearls flank the nicely-colored aquamarine. The clasp is marked with Krementz' 14K hallmark.

NOTE: We are also offering a matching pin set with an amethyst and enameled in shades of violet (Item #1414819)
  • Origin: America, ca 1900
  • Condition: excellent; two 1/16" enamel nicks barely visible without magnification
  • Dimensions: 1-1/2" x 9/16"
  • Weight: 3.25 grams
  • Approximate Total Aquamarine Weight: .7 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1414817
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A Victorian 14K gold ring featuring an oval garnet cabochon surrounded by a laurel wreath border. The 10 x 7 mm garnet has very attractive coloring that contrasts nicely with the gold setting. Originally a stickpin, a 14K gold shank has been added.
  • Origin: America, ca 1890
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: crown 9/16" x 7/16"
  • Finger Size: 6-3/4
  • Weight: 2.3 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1980 item #1414816
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A nice 14K yellow gold and diamond ring, conversed from a lapel pin, in the form of a maze. The round brilliant cut diamond lies at the center of the maze. A fun ring perfect for the meditator or mystic! The back is marked "Josten 14K."
  • Origin: America, ca 1970
  • Condition: excellent
  • Finger Size: 6-3/4
  • Dimensions: 5/8" diameter
  • Weight: 4.8 grams
  • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .10 carat
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #1414815
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$1,895.00
An outstanding 18K gold begging poodle pin, the shaved parts of the body represented by a carved carnelian and the head set with an emerald eye and a ruby tongue. The back is finished with a hinged double clip. The pin is stamped with French 18K hallmarks and an illegible maker's mark. It is also marked "18K."
  • Origin: France, ca 1950
  • Condition: excellent, all original
  • Dimensions: 2-1/8" x 1-1/8"
  • Weight: 21.6 grams
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: ruby, .09 carat; emerald, .07 carat
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #1414812
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$750.00
A particularly nice mid-century 14K yellow begging poodle pin, the eyes, nose and tongue set with bright cabochon rubies. The dog is completed with a white gold collar set with diamonds. The gold has a Florentine finish to represent the clipped areas of fur. The brightness of the rubies and the perky attitude sets this poodle pin apart. The clasp is marked "14K."
  • Origin: America, ca. 1950
  • Condition: excellent, all original
  • Dimensions: 1-3/4” x 1”
  • Weight: 11.0 grams
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, .1 carat; ruby, .4 carat
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1414810
Kensington House Antiques
$795.00
Art nouveau 14K gold and enamel circle pin in the form of stylized orchid blossoms enameled in iridescent lavender and cream. This pin is a nice example of how Art Nouveau sensibilities took a standard Victorian design=--the circle pin--and gave it a new aesthetic appeal. The clasp is marked "14K."
  • Origin: America, ca 1900
  • Condition: excellent; no enamel damage; all original
  • Dimensions: 15/16" diameter
  • Weight: 3.5 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1414809
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$295.00
A classic Victorian honeymoon brooch in 14K yellow gold. The traditional crescent shape supports a gold violet enameled in rich shades of rose, purple and cream and accented with green veining on the petals. The flower is centered with a small ruby. In Victorian flower language, the crescent shape represented “moon” and the flower represented sweetness or “honey”, thus “honeymoon”. Pins such as this were popular gifts from grooms to their new brides. The original early safety clasp has an unidentified maker’s mark.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1900
  • Condition: very good; a 1/16” flake on the tip of one flower petal; the pinstem is an early gold-filled replacement
  • Dimensions: 7/8” x 3/4"
  • Weight: 2.5 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1414329
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$3,200.00
An extraordinarily fine and rare Art Nouveau sporting brooch featuring an enameled fox head superimposed over a horseshoe, a riding crop and a whip. The horseshoe is set with old mine cut diamonds simulating the nails. The fox's eyes are set with rubies. The pin is beautifully enameled in lifelike colors. The fox's mouth is open to show fierce jagged gold teeth. An identical brooch was featured in the "Masterpieces of American Jewelry" exhibition held in 2005 at the Museum of American Folk Art in New York. It is also published in the exhibition book by the same name. The pin in unmarked, but is a known Alling Bros. design.
  • Origin: America, ca 1910
  • Condition: excellent, no enamel damage
  • Dimensions: 15/16" x 1-15/16"
  • Weight: 6.5 grams
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: ruby, .05 carat; diamond, .10 carat
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1970 item #1414328
Kensington House Antiques
$2,250.00
A fine vintage Tiffany & Co stylized leaf brooch worked in 18K gold and set with sapphires and diamonds. The elegant form is created from wirework that gives the brooch a light feeling despite its generous size. Tiffany employed this gold wire construction to simulate feathers, animal fur and other natural textures. The gems are prong set above the gold background for added dimension. The diamonds are G color, VS1 clarity; the sapphires have medium-dark, strongly saturated blue violet-blue color. The back has a two-prong fur clip and is marked "Tiffany & Co".
  • Origin: America, ca. 1965
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 1-5/8" x 1-3/8"
  • Weight: 10.8 grams
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: apphire, .56 carat; diamond, .50 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1970 item #1414324
Kensington House Antiques
$2,495.00
A classic 1960's Tiffany & Co. stylized floral brooch in 18K yellow gold set with sapphires and diamonds. The cluster of four blossoms are heavily decorated with hammered and carved details accented with clusters of round brilliant cut diamonds and blue sapphires. Though the brooch is bold, the spikiness of the design keeps the overall design from feeling too massive. The diamonds are I color, SI1 clarity and the sapphires are medium, vivid blue color. The back is marked "18K Tiffany & Co."
  • Origin: America, ca 1965
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 1-11/16" x 1- 3/4"
  • Weight 21.7 grams
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: sapphire, .59 carat; diamond, .12 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1413090
Kensington House Antiques
$2,495.00
A superb pair of Victorian drop earrings featuring old European cut diamonds in buttercup settings surrounding oval mixed-cut rubies. The diamonds are separated with radiating lines of black taille d'epargne enamel. The rubies have a classic slightly purplish-red color with good intensity and eye-clean clarity. All rubies fluouresce in natural sunlight to some degree, and these rubies have a particularly strong reaction in bright sunlight, turning an intense red. The microscopic inclusions in the rubies indicate that they are unheated, and the probable source is Burma. The diamonds are F/VVS2. Tested and guaranteed 14K.
    Origin: America, ca. 1890
  • Condition: no damage to stones or enamel; replaced wires
  • Dimensions: 11/16" diameter; 1" long from top of wire
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: ruby, .50 carat; diamond, .60 carat
  • Weight: 5.8 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1413050
Kensington House Antiques
$1,795.00
An elegant pair of Victorian 18K yellow gold earrings fashioned as lover’s knots, with neither beginning nor end. The gold surfaces are decorated with an ornate foliate pattern, enhanced with flush-mounted antique cushion-cut diamonds, sapphires and rubies. The gemstones are of fine quality, with deeply saturated color and eye-clean clarity. The use of red, white and blue stones was particularly popular around the time of the American Centennial celebration in 1876. Tested and guaranteed 18K.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1876
  • Condition: excellent; replaced wires
  • Dimensions: 3/4” x 1-1/8” from top of wire
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, .52 carat; ruby, .23 carat; sapphire, .23 carat
  • Weight: 8.7 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1980 item #1413048
Kensington House Antiques
$1,625.00
A lovely and weighty vintage 18K yellow gold oval locket, the front cover enhanced with a finely-worked net motif studded with nearly a half-carat small round brilliant cut diamonds in a résille (net) pattern. The diamonds offer a nice bit of glitter without being overwhelming. The back of the locket is stamped with the maker’s mark and English 18K hallmarks.
  • Origin: England, 1974-99
  • Condition: excellent, no dings or monograms
  • Dimensions: 15/16” x 1-3/16” excluding bail
  • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .50 carat
  • Weight: 15.1 grams.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1970 item #1413046
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A classic sterling silver double jigger, the stem enhanced with incised lines. The jigger is marked "Sterling".
  • Origin: America, ca. 1960
  • Condition: excellent, no dings or monograms
  • Dimensions: 3-5/16" tall
  • Weight 55.2 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1950 item #1413044
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$1,850.00
A fine Retro leaf brooch worked in 14K yellow gold and platinum set with diamonds and sapphires. The curved leaf is lightened by the use of wire construction, a technique often seen in French jewelry of the period. The lower edge of the wire leaf is enhanced with antique cushion and old European cut diamonds, and the upper edge with a row of blue sapphires. Two larger old European diamonds are nestled among the solid leaves to one side. The three largest diamonds range from .55 to .30 carat. All are SI1 clarity I-J color. The sapphires have bright pure blue color and eye-clean clarity. The design is versatile and the pin can be worn horizontally with the wire leaf to the left or vertically with the wire leaf at the bottom.

The use of such a range of antique diamond cuts in a piece of this era suggests that the pin was custom-made using diamonds (and possibly the gold) from one of the client's older jewels. This was a common practice during the shortages of World War II. The pinstem is stamped "14K."
  • Origin: America, ca 1948
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 1-23/32" x 1-1/8"
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, 1.66 carats; sapphire, .46 carat.
  • Weight: 7.5 grams
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1960 item #1413036
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A vintage sterling silver figural jigger by Gorham, the sides marked off with enameled stoplights in green, yellow and red meant to signify "go," "caution," and "stop." Each light corresponds to the 1, 2-1/2, and 3-1/2 ounce markings on the jigger's bottom. The bottom is hallmarked by Gorham.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1950
  • Condition: very good, a small ding on the bottom edge visible in raking light; professionally polished Weight: 53.5 grams
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1970 item #1412950
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A Modernist sterling silver graduated jigger by Tiffany marked off in half-ounce increments. The bottom is marked “Tiffany & Co./Makers/Sterling Silver/22714.”
  • Origin: America, ca. 1965
  • Condition: very good, a few very small pinpoint dings on the bottom, no monogram
  • Dimensions: 1-7/8” tall
  • Weight: 43.3 grams
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Plate : Pre 1940 item #1412948
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$350.00
This wonderfully inventive Art Deco silverplate jigger measures 3/4, 1, 1-1/2 and 2 ounces. The cube joining the various cups shows measurements on one side and is stamped with the hallmark for Benedict Manufacturing Company (1894-1953) on the other. The cube is perfectly weighted so the jigger does not tip over when the upper cup is filled. This implement was created by the noted modernist designer Albert F. Saunders as a part of Benedict's "Modernistic" line. It was made in extremely small quantities and originals are very difficult to find.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1930
  • Condition: very good; one pinpoint ding; minimal plating wear
  • Dimensions: 4-13/16” x 3-5/8”
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Modernism : Pre 1970 item #1412906
Kensington House Antiques
$3,800.00
An extraordinary 18K gold and gemstone ring by H Stern in the brutalist style of the 1950s and 60s. The design ethic is evident in the jagged outlines, arching construction and jarring color juxtapositions. As with all H Stern jewelry of the period, the amethysts, peridots and hessonite garnets are of excellent quality. The gold surfaces are stippled for additional interest. This ring surpasses being mere jewelry, becoming architecture for the hand. The interior of the shank is stamped with Stern's hallmark.
  • Origin: Brazil, ca. 1965
  • Condition: excellent.
  • Dimensions: crown, 1-7/16" wide
  • Finger Size: 9
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: hessonite garnet, 2.16 carats; peridot, 1.83 carats; amethyst, 1.8 carats
  • Weight: 17.8 grams
All Items : Vintage Arts : Furnishings : Accessories : Pre 1940 item #1412905
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$325.00
A French Art Deco cocktail pick set in the unusual form of a large snail accompanied by a pair of baby snails. The snail is usually alone or perhaps with just one smaller one. They are worked in chrome and are set on a mahogany base. The design is by the famed French Art Deco illustrator Benjamin Rabier, who had a side jpb designing entertaining barware. The twelve picks have unusual green bakelite finials. Sets such as this were used on bar and café counters to serve cocktail garnishes, canapés, or even escargot.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1930
  • Condition: excellent; very light wear to wooden edges; all original
  • Dimensions: 7” x 3-1/8” x 4-1/4”.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1412903
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$450.00
An elegant pair of drop earrings featuring a cushion cut ruby surrounded by rosecut diamonds and seed pearls. The diamonds are set in platinum. The whole is finished with a pierced gallery. The rubies have nice color that contrasts beautifully with the pearls and glittery diamonds. The earrings were created from a French Victorian bar pin with the addition of new 18K wires. Tested and guaranteed 18K and platinum.
  • Origin: France, ca 1890
  • Condition: excellent; converted from a pin
  • Dimenions: drops, 3/8" diameter; length from top of wires, 13/16"
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: ruby, .22 carat; diamond, .10 carat
  • Weight; 1.5 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1412900
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$1,450.00
A spectacular 14K gold horsehoe brooch updated as an elegant pendant necklace. The sapphires are very fine quality with bright violet-blue color ad eye-clean clarity. There is no evidence of heat treatment. The sapphires alternate with pearls of similarly fine quality. Tested and guaranteed 14K. When turned points up, horseshoes collect and capture good luck!
  • Origin: America, ca 1920
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: pendant, 1-5/8" x 1-7/16"; length, 21-1/4"
  • Approximate Total Sapphire Weight: 3.31 carats
  • Weight: 9.4 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #1412897
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$1,295.00
A delightful vintage 18K yellow gold bird pin, the body formed from a oval cabochon turquoise, and the head and wings from textured gold. The eye set with a cabochon sapphire surrounded by small single-cut diamonds. The tail feathers are accented diamonds set in white gold feathers. The branch has a single turquoise and diamond flower. The design is clearly a nod to Van Cleef & Arpels' "La Boutique" collection which was inspired by early animated cartoon characters. Tested and guaranteed 18K gold.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1955
  • Condition: excellent, all original
  • Dimensions: 1-5/8” x 1-1/4”: Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, .75 carat; sapphire, .13 carat; turquoise, 9.10 carats.
  • Weight: 18.5 grams.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1950 item #1412859
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A handsome sterling silver rollover jigger by Cartier. The jigger's two arms rest across the top of a glass or cocktail shaker. After filling, it's simply flipped over the empty the contents without making a mess. The bottom is marked "Cartier Sterling", indicating it would have been sold at Cartier's flagship New York store.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1940
  • Condition: excellent, no dings
  • Dimensions: 5-13/16" wide
  • Weight: 47.8 grams
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1960 item #1412858
Kensington House Antiques
$275.00
A handsome mid-century sterling silver gavel-style double jigger with a turned ebony handle. Gavel jiggers are usually in a more traditional style, but the plain lines of the silver and relatively simple handle give this example a nice mid-century modernist feel. The jigger is marked by Boardman, a silversmith who sold under their own mark and also manufactured barware for Cartier's New York store.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1950
  • Condition: excellent, no dings
  • Dimensions: rim to rim, 3-3/8"; length, 5-1/8"
  • Weight: 57.9 grams
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1940 item #1412857
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A classic figural sterling silver thimble jigger, the rim engraved "Only A Thimble Full". The workmanship of this jigger is very good and the engraving is among the nicest we've seen. Marked "Sterling." It was likely made by either Watson or Thomae.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1935
  • Condition: excellent, no dings or monograms
  • Dimensions: 1-29/32" tall
  • Weight: 36.7 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Deco : Pre 1930 item #1412583
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A nice Art Deco 14K white gold bar link chain. The bars alternate with groups of three round links. The bars reflect light, so the chain has a pleasant shimmer. The clasp is marked "14K".
  • Origin: America, ca. 1925
  • Condition: excellent
  • Length: 21-3/4"
  • Weight: 3.1 grams
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1960 item #1412581
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A vintage sterling silver figural jigger by Gorham, the sides marked off with enameled stoplights in green, yellow and red meant to signify "go," "caution," and "stop." Each light corresponds to the 1, 2-1/2, and 3-1/2 ounce markings on the jigger's bottom. The bottom is hallmarked by Gorham. Origin: America, ca. 1950.
  • Condition: very good, three dings (one on the side and two under the very edge of the bottom rim; enamel stoplights have excellent color; professionally polished
  • Weight: 51.1 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1412579
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$1,250.00
A gorgeous enameled pansy, worked in several shades of bluish-purple is featured in this pendant converted from a Victorian pin. The enamel has a soft velvety appearance and is accented at the center with a pearl. The conversion was accomplished with the addition of a hidden bail the back of the flower. 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 pendant is perfect! Tested and guaranteed 14K.

NOTE: We are offering a matching ring converted from the same Victorian pin. Item #1412578.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1900
  • Condition: converted from a brooch; a tiny nick to the purple at white enamel at the center for the flower behind the pearl visible upon close inspection
  • Dimensions: 1 1/8" x 1 1/8"
  • Weight: 6.1 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1412578
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A gorgeous enameled pansy, worked in several shades of bluish-purple is featured in this ring converted from a Victorian pin. 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! Tested and guaranteed 14K.

NOTE: We are offering a matching pendant converted from the same Victorian pin. Item #1412579
  • Origin: America, ca. 1900
  • Condition: converted from a brooch; no enamel damage
  • Dimensions: crown, 3/4" x 11/16"
  • Finger Size: 6 1/2
  • Weight: 4.0 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1412577
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$395.00
A pretty 14K yellow gold created from an Art Nouveau stickpin. The front of the ring depicts a young maiden with a large flower tucked into her flowing hair. Tested and guaranteed 14K.
  • Origin: America, ca 1900
  • Condition: excellent, sharp detail
  • Dimensions: crown, 1/2" diameter
  • Finger Size: 6 1/2
  • Weight: 1.7 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1970 item #1412576
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A delightfully fun 14K yellow gold ring featuring a perky bunny rabbit standing on his hind legs. The ring was created from a vintage lapel pin with the addition of a 14K gold shank. The back of the rabbit is marked "14K."
  • Origin: America, ca. 1970
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: rabbit, 7/8" x 1/2"
  • Finger Size: 6 1/2
  • Weight: 4.3 grams
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #1412574
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$395.00
A lovely set of twelve sterling silver demitasse spoons presented in their original fitted velvet and silk box. The design features a scroll of acanthus leaves along the stem with an asymmetrical shell at the handle. The backs are stamped “Sterling” (prior to 1915), American silver was not required to bear a maker’s mark. The pattern is nearly identical to Knowles’ “King” pattern. The spoons are presented in their original velvet and silk fitted box from Hamilton & Diesinger of Philadelphia (1895-1900).
  • Origin: America, ca. 1895
  • Condition: spoons are excellent except one which has a tiny ding right at the tip of the bowl; sharp detail; no monogram; box is functional, but has significant wear. One of the 2 latches is broken at the top of the latch.
  • Dimensions: spoons, 3-7/16” long
  • Weight: 77.2 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1800 item #1412060
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A wonderful Georgian 18K gold ring featuring a bold royal blue enamel plaque enhanced with a gold and seed pearl applique of a pansy. The blossom is set with a rose cut diamond at the center. The entire plaque is enclosed within a rococo floral border. The shank is decorated with complimentary floral elements. In Georgian jewelry, the pansy was used in jewelry given to loved ones with the sentiment "thinking of you". Tested and guaranteed 18K.
  • Origin: England, ca 1770
  • Condition: very good; enamel has a couple of areas of surface flaking to the uppermost layer of the enamel, so the color remains intact throughout
  • Dimensions: plaque, 1-3/16" x 15/16"
  • Finger Size: 6-1/4
  • Weight: 7.1 grmams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1412058
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$800.00
A delightful pair of Art Nouveau daisy stud earrings, the petals formed from Mississippi River pearls arranged around a textured gold disc representing the flower's seed head. The freshwater pearls have attractive luster that contrasts nicely with the brightness of the gold. Tested and guaranteed 14K. These earrings would look particularly nice worn with a very similar pearl daisy pendant (Item #1402839) in our collection.
  • Origin: America, ca 1900
  • Condition: exellent; converted from the original screwbacks
  • Dimensions: 1/2" diameter
  • Weight: 2.2 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1412057
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An Art Nouveau 14K gold ring featuring an oval carnelian cabochon set in a marquise-shaped surround decorated with a stylized foliage pattern. The 6x8mm carnelian has very nice coloring and good translucency. Originally a stickpin, a 14K gold shank has been added.
  • Origin: America, ca 1900
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: crown 5/8” wide
  • Finger Size: 6 1/2
  • Weight: 1.6 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1960 item #1412056
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$1,495.00
A delightful vintage 14K yellow gold disc charm or pendant by Tiffany & Co. The center features a "Tree of Life" bedecked with gemstone flowers. Starting with the diamond in the center and spiraling outward in a clockwise direction, the first letters of each gemstone's name—Diamond, Emerald, Amethyst, Ruby, Emerald, Sapphire and Topaz—spell "DEAREST." The tree is enclosed in a open twist border, in turn surrounded by a broad pleated border. "Tree of Life" charms were usually set with the birthstones of children or grandchildren, so the acrostic version is quite uncommon. The back is marked "Tiffany & Co., 14K."
  • Origin: America, ca 1950
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 1-1/2" diameter
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: .64 carat
  • Weight: 13.8 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1960 item #1412054
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$1,250.00
A large 18K yellow gold Sputnik pendant by H Stern. The dome is bezel-set with round amethysts, citrines, aquamarines, garnets, green tourmalines, and most unusually, a very rare blue indicolite tourmaline and an even rarer neon green tourmaline with paraiba-like coloring. The Sputnik design was created in the 1950s to showcase the variety of colored gemstones available from Stern's Brazilian ines. It later came to be called "Sputnik" for its resemblance to the spike Soviet satellite launched in 1957. Each piece has a different appearance depending on the specific colors of the stones and their arrangement. This pendant has very strong jewel tones. The back retains the original pinstem for wear as a brooch and the original folding bail for use as a pendant. The back is stamped with Stern's older hallmark.
  • Origin: Brazil, ca 1955
  • Condition: excellent, all original
  • Dimensions: 1-1/16" diameter
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: 6.65 carats
  • Weight: 6.6 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1930 item #1412051
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$550.00
A handsome pair of early Art Deco double-faced cufflinks in 14K yellow gold enhanced with black champleve enamel. The faces are decorated with engine-turned engraving in a striped pattern surrounded by enameled borders. The faces are attached with bar connectors, stamped with 14K hallmarks for an unidentified maker.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1920
  • Condition: excellent, no enamel damage or monograms
  • Dimensions: faces, 9/16" diameter
  • Weight: 8.0 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Deco : Pre 1930 item #1411658
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$795.00
A classic Art Deco 18K white gold Russian braid chain necklace with opal cabochons and faceted onyx beads sandwiched together into egg-shaped stations along the length. The opals have nice play-of-color with a preponderance of blues and greens. Most station chain necklaces are quite long, but the shorter length of this example makes for a very wearable, delicate look. The clasp is stamped with French 18K marks.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1925
  • Condition: very good, two opals have small flakes on the pointed end visible upon very close inspection
  • Dimensions: chain length, 17-1/4”; stations, 3/16” diameter
  • Weight: 2.8 grams
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #1411656
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$495.00
A lovely set of six sterling silver demitasse spoons in the “Wild Rose” variant of the “Vine” pattern. The bowls are in the elongated shape often seen in Tiffany demitasse spoons and are enhanced with soft matte gilding. Each is stamped with the Tiffany hallmark used 1873-1891. The spoons are accompanied by a Tiffany felt bag of more recent vintage.

The “Vine” pattern was created by Tiffany’s chief designer, Edward C. Moore, in 1872. The design included a variety of floral and vegetable elements including wild roses, tomatoes, gourds, irises, and wheat sheaves. Though pieces had different motifs, they were intended to be used together as a reference to the Japanese decorative concept of mismatching that became popular in Europe and America after Japan was opened to international trade in the 1850s. Few pieces in the pattern were made after the mid-1880s.
  • Origin: America, ca 1880
  • Condition: excellent, original gilding intact, sharp detail
  • Dimensions: 4” long
  • Weight: 63.9 grams
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1950 item #1411654
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$395.00
A lovely boxed set of sterling silver coffee or demitasse spoons in the “Harlequin” pattern. Each spoon features and stem and finial in a different floral form (L-R “Wild Rose”, “Goldenrod”, “Calla Lily”, “Hollyhock”, “Apple Blossom”, “Tea Rose”, “Water Lily” and “Forget-me-not”). The designs are beautifully worked. The bowls are parcel gilt. Each spoon is hallmarked. They are presented in their original box with an illustrated guide (dated 1948) to the patterns inside the lid.
  • Origin: America, 1948
  • Condition: excellent; box has normal age-appropriate wear
  • Dimensions: 4” long
  • Weight: 81.7 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1411643
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$5,500.00
A stunning heavy 18K gold bracelet enhanced with ornate chased engraving and royal blue champlevé enamel. Each link of the bracelet is hinged for comfortable wear, but the appearance is that of a solid bangle. The arched links are superbly engraved in a floral/foliate pattern that appears to be either mistletoe or myrtle. In the Victorian flower language, mistletoe would have been used to convey the meaning “I surmount all obstacles in the pursuit of love” and myrtle, “Good luck in marriage”. The arched links are finished with enameled borders in a Greek key design. The vertical hinge bars a enhanced with enamel in a checkerboard pattern. The design is so detailed that even the tongue of the concealed clasp, invisible when being worn, is fully engraved. Stamped with a French 18K mark.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1860
  • Condition: excellent, three areas (1/4”, 1/8” and 1/16”) of enamel loss along the borders
  • Dimensions: 15/16” wide; interior circumference 7-1/4”
  • Weight: 50.0 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1411642
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$850.00
An elegant square locket worked in 14K yellow gold. The locket is simply decorated with an engraved laurel leaf border. The cover is set with four rubies surrounding a demantoid garnet. The bail is placed at a corner, so the locket hangs in a diamond shape. The interior retains the original frame insert. Tested and guaranteed 14K.
  • Origin: America, ca 1910
  • Condition: very good, a few pinpoint dings to back cover, never monogrammed
  • Dimensions: 1” corner to corner
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: ruby, .14 carat; demantoid, .08 carat
  • Weight: 4.1 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1940 item #1411641
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$350.00
A pretty pair of 14K yellow gold earrings in a stylized floral design, each centered with a round opal cabochon. The stones have white body color and a “pinfire” pattern of play-of-color. The shape of the gold setting creates an interesting reflecting pattern with the opals. Tested and guaranteed 14K.
  • Origin: America, ca 1930
  • Condition: excellent, converted from screwbacks
  • Dimensions: 1-1/16” long from top of wire; 5/8” wide
  • Approximate Total Opal Weight: 1.2 carats
  • Weight: 4.9 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1411612
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$1,250.00
An elegant pair of long 18K gold earrings enhanced with floral shaded enamel plaques. The gold surfaces are intricately engraved to add a bit of sparkle. The earrings have nice movement when being worn. Each is stamped with French 18K marks.
  • Origin: France, ca 1840
  • Dimensions: 2-9/16" long from top of earwire
  • Condition: excellent, no enamel damage, replaced earwires
  • Weight: 8.3 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1930 item #1411608
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$775.00
An elegant Edwardian 14K gold chain comprising bar links engraved in a delicate foliage pattern. The chain is completed with a hidden box clasp. This chain could be worn alone or suspending a single pendant or locket. It would also look fantastic suspending charms between the bar links. Marked 14K.
  • Origin: America, ca 1915
  • Dimensions: 16 1/2" long
  • Condition: excellent
  • Weight: 10.8 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1940 item #1411604
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$1,295.00
A classic pair of Art Deco 18K gold and lapis cufflinks by Gaetan de Percin, the jeweler responsible for most of the classic Hermes jewelry designs in the 1930s and 40s. This design is from that era. The ends of the batons are set with lapis cabochons in the deep violet-blue color sometimes referred to as "Afghan". The connectors are slightly arched to draw the cuffs close together. Aside from Hermes, de Percin created jewelry for Carter, Van Cleef & Arpels, Tiffany, Chanel, Dior and Boucheron. The connects are stamped with de Percin's hallmark and the guarantee marks for 18K.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1935
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: faces, 13/16" long
  • Weight: 13.1 grams.