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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
Kensington House Antiques
$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
Kensington House Antiques
$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
Kensington House Antiques
$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
Kensington House Antiques
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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
Kensington House Antiques
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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
Kensington House Antiques
$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
Kensington House Antiques
$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
Kensington House Antiques
$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.