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Benjamin Allen & Co.
1899
Catalogue
Chicago, Illinois

 


This original Benjamin Allen & Co. catalogue from 1899 includes in it's over 350 pages everything from diamonds, watches, costume jewelry, clocks, sterling silver, silver plated ware and optical goods, as well as equipment for jewelry stores and watch makers.

Real pieces shown as examples for reference are close proximities to the items shown in the catalogue.
 

 

1899 Illustrated Catalogue 
	BA Co. 
	Chicago, Illinois 
	Wholesale only

GOLD and aluminum opera glasses.

SILVER embossed floral and 
    insect opera glasses.

PAPIER mache spectacle cases.

 1899 Illustrated Catalogue
BA& Co.
Chicago, Illinois
Wholesale only

GOLD and aluminum opera glasses.    SILVER embossed floral and insect opera glasses.    View   View   View   #50365

PAPIER mache spectacle cases.

 

STERLING silver lorgnettes.

VICTORIAN  sterling 
	lorgnette with spring flowers motif, engraved initials DWC, 5.

IMITATION tortoise shell lorgnettes.

LORGNETTE tortoise 
    ornate pierced 6 lorgnette with inlaid metal dots, edge break on one end of 
    glasses portion.

STERLING silver lorgnettes.

  VICTORIAN sterling lorgnette with spring flowers motif, engraved initials "DWC", 5".  View   #Q28705 IMITATION tortoise shell lorgnettes.

  LORGNETTE tortoise ornate pierced 6" lorgnette with inlaid metal dots, edge break on one end of glasses portion.  View   View   View   #V23679

 

DIAMONDS, pearls and other precious 
	stones, heart lock bracelets. 
	B. Allen Catalogue, 1899

VICTORIAN  embossed links 7 bracelet with oval 
	center engraved RB and 7/8 lock and key. There is an 
illegible maker's mark on one link. Bracelets like this can be 
seen in Romero's  Warman's Jewelry Ed. 3 on page 70.

DIAMOND lockets, fobs and sleeve buttons.

GOLD  ladies cuff links 
		with Grandmother's initials, AJK and beaded edge, circa 1910

    DIAMONDS, pearls and other precious stones, heart lock bracelets.
B. Allen Catalogue, 1899

   VICTORIAN embossed links 7" bracelet with oval center engraved "RB" and 7/8" lock and key. There is an illegible maker's mark on one link. Bracelets like this can be seen in Romero's Warman's Jewelry Ed. 3 on page 70.   #V28021 DIAMOND lockets, fobs and sleeve buttons.

    GOLD ladies cuff links with Grandmother's initials, "AJK" and beaded edge, circa 1910

 

GOLD Princess and other popular initial and emblem rings.

RING 9k 
    and black enameled ring initial J, circa 1890, size 6-3/4.

SOLID gold, rolled glad plate and jet jersey pins.

VICTORIAN  jet very 
		unusual ladies jersey pin together with a copy of an 1898 ad from Moore 
		 Evans catalogue, 12. 
		  
		 Ad

GOLD Princess and other popular initial and emblem rings.

 RING 9k and black enameled ring initial "J", circa 1890, size 6-3/4.   #G21551   SOLID gold, rolled glad plate and jet jersey pins.

   VICTORIAN jet very unusual ladies jersey pin together with a copy of an 1898 ad from Moore & Evans catalogue, 12".   View   Ad   #V27234

 

18k SOLID gold band and plain oval rings.

18k GOLD  heavy wedding band.

10k and 8k SOLID gold chased, hand engraved and ornamented band rings.

RING    14k gold morning glory embossed 
	size 3-3/4 ring.

18k SOLID gold band and plain oval rings.

    18k GOLD heavy wedding band.   #Gwdb 10k and 8k SOLID gold chased, hand engraved and ornamented band rings.

RING 14k gold morning glory embossed size 3-3/4 ring. View #K24930

 

BOHEMIAN garnet necklaces, bracelets, cross and hair pins.

BOHEMIAN  garnets set in sterling gilt necklace with graduated floret links and 
front drops, garnet set box closure, 18-1/2 by 1-1/3.See 
a similar necklace in Romero's  Warman's Jewelry Ed. 3 on page 88.

BOHEMIAN garnet goods.

BOHEMIAN  rose cut garnet screw back earrings, circa 1900, 1.

BOHEMIAN garnet necklaces, bracelets, cross and hair pins.

   BOHEMIAN garnets set in sterling gilt necklace with graduated floret links and front drops, garnet set box closure,  18-1/2" by 1-1/3". See a similar necklace in Romero's Warman's Jewelry Ed. 3 on page 88.  View   View   View   #V29371 BOHEMIAN garnet goods.

   BOHEMIAN rose cut garnet screw back earrings, circa 1900, 1".   View   #Q27931

 

BOHEMIAN garnet goods mounted in solid gold.

BOHEMIAN  rose cut garnet brooch with pendant loop 
	on back, circa 1900, 1-1/3. See Romero's Warman's Jewelry, Ed. 
	2 page 69.

BOHEMIAN garnet goods mounted in solid gold.

BOHEMIAN  rose cut garnet star brooch, circa 1900, 1-1/3.

BOHEMIAN garnet goods mounted in solid gold.

   BOHEMIAN rose cut garnet brooch with pendant loop on back, circa 1900, 1-1/3".  See Romero's "Warman's Jewelry, Ed. 2" page 69.   View   #Q27930 BOHEMIAN garnet goods mounted in solid gold.

  BOHEMIAN rose cut garnet star brooch, circa 1900, 1-1/3".   View   #Q27932

 

SOLID gold. sterling silver and rolled plate baby and cuff 
	pins.

FINE rolled plate emblem fobs and charms.

VICTORIAN  
	Masonic 5/8 clock watch fob on 15 chain.

SOLID gold. sterling silver and rolled plate baby and cuff pins.

  FINE rolled plate emblem fobs and charms.  VICTORIAN Masonic 5/8" clock watch fob on 15" chain.   View   #V17046

 

 

ENGRAVING 
	 Benjamin Allen Catalogue, 1899

ELGIN  lady's open face 
      14 karat gold pocket watch engraved with the initials AJK, my 
      grandmother's.

ONE-TENTH gold and hard solder hair chain mountings.

VICTORIAN  375 
      (9 ct) hair 14 watch chain with fob engraved with initials and marked WA 
      .375.

ENGRAVING
Benjamin Allen Catalogue, 1899

   ELGIN lady's open face 14 karat gold pocket watch engraved with the initials "AJK", my grandmother's.  View   #w20423 ONE-TENTH gold and hard solder hair chain mountings.

   VICTORIAN 375 (9 ct) hair 14" watch chain with fob engraved with initials and marked "WA .375".  View   #V21554

 

STERLING silver goods, chatelaines, key rings, thimble 
	box.

KERR  sterling 4 by 5chatelaine with 1-1/2 knife, 1-1/2 perfume, fob 
    and key, 1-1/3 match and 3-1/8 pencil.

SOLID gold and gold stiffened bracelets.

VICTORIAN  embossed links 7 bracelet with oval 
	center engraved RB and 7/8 lock and key. There is an 
illegible maker's mark on one link. Bracelets like this can be 
seen in Romero's  Warman's Jewelry Ed. 3 on page 70.

STERLING silver goods, chatelaines, key rings, thimble box.

   KERR sterling 4" by 5"chatelaine with 1-1/2" knife, 1-1/2" perfume, fob and key, 1-1/3" match and 3-1/8" pencil.  View   View   View   View   #V24854 SOLID gold and gold stiffened bracelets.

 VICTORIAN embossed links 7" bracelet with oval center engraved "RB" and 7/8" lock and key. There is an illegible maker's mark on one link. Bracelets like this can be seen in Romero's Warman's Jewelry Ed. 3 on page 70.   #V28021

 

Misses' and children's solid gold rings, garnet, turquoise, ruby, emerald, 
	opal, pearl and enameled.

Solid gold rings, assorted stones.

Ladies' and boy's solid gold seal rings, carbuncle, cameo, intaglio.

Ladies' and boy's solid gold seal rings.

Misses' and children's solid gold rings, garnet, turquoise, ruby, emerald, opal, pearl and enameled.

Solid gold rings, assorted stones.

Ladies' and boy's solid gold seal rings, carbuncle, cameo, intaglio.

Ladies' and boy's solid gold seal rings.

 

 

Solid and imitation gold, sterling silver and rolled plate baby and cuff 
	pins.

Sterling silver and rolled plate baby pins.

 

 

Solid and imitation gold, sterling silver and rolled plate baby and cuff pins.

Sterling silver and rolled plate baby pins.

 

 

SILVEROID 0 and 6 size and coin silver 0 and 6 size watch cases.

ELGIN  yellow gold 
1-1/3 pocket watch with engraved bird and flowers design, circa 1900.

16 and 18 SIZE nickel and silveroid watch cases.

ENTIRELY new, never before offered, smallest American 
	watches made by the New England Watch Company.

SILVEROID 0 and 6 size and coin silver 0 and 6 size watch cases.

  ELGIN yellow gold 1-1/3" pocket watch with engraved bird and flowers design, circa 1900.   View   View   #w50715 16 and 18 SIZE nickel and silveroid watch cases.

ENTIRELY new, never before offered, smallest American watches made by the New England Watch Company.

 

FINE rolled plate vest watch chains.

VEST silk fob watch chains.

GENUINE onyx pins and ear drops.

SOLID gold, sterling silver and rolled plate hat pins.

FINE rolled plate vest watch chains.

VEST silk fob watch chains. GENUINE onyx pins and ear drops.

SOLID gold, sterling silver and rolled plate hat pins.

 

FINE gold filled rolled plate brooch pins.

ROLLED plate brooch and lace pins.

FINE solid gold brooch pins.

FINE gold front brooch and lace pins.

FINE gold filled rolled plate brooch pins.

ROLLED plate brooch and lace pins. FINE solid gold brooch pins.

FINE gold front brooch and lace pins. 

 

FINE solid gold lockets... we can furnish any initials.

GOLD TONE  square fob locket with rhinestone engraved ARN, 
		circa 1900.  GOLD TONE  square fob locket with rhinestone engraved ARN, 
		circa 1900.

SOLID gold slide lockets.

LOCKET  3/4 square gold locket with rhinestones, engraved design, one 
    frame and cover inside.

FINE solid gold lockets... we can furnish any initials.

  GOLD TONE square fob locket with rhinestone engraved "ARN", circa 1900.   View   View  #Y22832 SOLID gold slide lockets.

  LOCKET 3/4" square gold locket with rhinestones, engraved design, one frame and cover inside.  View   #Y8692

 

FINE solid gold charms.

ROLLED plate charms.

FINE solid gold charms.

LOCKET  gold 
	tone rectangular locket with beautiful etched design.

FINE solid gold charms.

ROLLED plate charms. FINE solid gold charms.

 LOCKET gold tone rectangular locket with beautiful etched design.   View   View   #Y25414

 

STERLING silver manicure sets with cases.

STERLING  
    Victorian 
    toiletries set of 4 pieces in an ornate scroll and dot design: a nail file, 6-1/2, 
	button hook 7-1/4, brush 7, cuticle pusher 5. STERLING  
    Victorian 
    toiletries set of 4 pieces in an ornate scroll and dot design: a nail file, 6-1/2, 
	button hook 7-1/4, brush 7, cuticle pusher 5.

LADIES' garters.

FINE gold front lockets.

STERLING silver manicure sets with cases.

   STERLING Victorian toiletries set of 4 pieces in an ornate scroll and dot design: a nail file, 6-1/2", button hook 7-1/4", brush 7", cuticle pusher 5". View #a17411 LADIES' garters.

FINE gold front lockets.

 

STERLING silver manicure goods.

STERLING  handled button hook with purple rhinestone tip, 6. STERLING  handled button hook with purple rhinestone tip, 6.

GOLD filled goods, pin tray, roller blotter, cigarette case, match box, bon bon 
	box..

STERLING3-1/2 ink roller faintly engraved Sue 
	and sterling S engraved tray, 3-1/2.
       
     
     STERLING  silver flowers and 
	scrolls repousse box engraved Myra March '98, with hallmarks.STERLING3-1/2 ink roller faintly engraved Sue 
	and sterling S engraved tray, 3-1/2.
       
     
     STERLING  silver flowers and 
	scrolls repousse box engraved Myra March '98, with hallmarks.

STERLING silver manicure goods.

   STERLING handled button hook with purple rhinestone tip, 6".   View   View  #a51009    GOLD filled goods, pin tray, roller blotter, cigarette case, match box, bon bon box..

 STERLING 3-1/2" ink roller faintly engraved "Sue" and sterling "S" engraved tray, 3-1/2".  View   #A50361 
STERLING silver flowers and scrolls repousse box engraved "Myra March '98", with hallmarks.   View   View   #a28768

 

STERLING silver novelties.

STERLING  lidded cut glass 
    dresser jar with repousse daisy motif, 3-5/8 by 3. Marked 
	sterling on lid, slight dings on side of lid.

STERLING silver goods, brushes, darner, bell.

STERLING   
    handle  
    hat wisk or hat brush with foliate design, as is with small dents in handle, 7.

STERLING silver novelties.

   STERLING lidded cut glass dresser jar with repousse daisy motif, 3-5/8" by 3".  Marked "sterling" on lid, slight dings on side of lid.  #a4429 STERLING silver goods, brushes, darner, bell.

   STERLING handle hat wisk or hat brush with foliate design, as is with small dents in handle, 7". View #A50363

 

FINE quadruple silver plated ware, lunch caster, 4- and 
	5-bottle castors.

FINE quadruple silver plated ware, pickle castors.

FINE pearl handle table ware.

STERLING silver trimmed leather and celluloid goods.

FINE quadruple silver plated ware, lunch caster, 4- and 5-bottle castors.

FINE quadruple silver plated ware, pickle castors. FINE pearl handle table ware.

STERLING silver trimmed leather and celluloid goods.

 

FINE quadruple silver plated ware, jelly dishes, berry 
	dishes. These are often referred to as bride's baskets today.

FINE quadruple silver plated ware, cake baskets.

FINE quadruple silver plated ware, photo and picture frames.

VICTORIAN pot metal 
		horseshoe shaped picture frame embellished with flowers and bows.

FINE quadruple silver plated ware, jelly dishes, berry dishes. These are often referred to as bride's baskets today.

FINE quadruple silver plated ware, cake baskets. FINE quadruple silver plated ware, photo and picture frames.

  VICTORIAN pot metal horseshoe shaped picture frame embellished with flowers and bows.   View   View   #a17409

 

FINE quadruple silver plated ware, ink stand, calendar, 
	pen holder, rocker blotter.

WSW  sterling lidded heavy beveled 
    crystal ink well, 3-1/2 wide by 3-3/4 tall.

FINE quadruple silver plated ware, atomizers.

FINE quadruple silver plated ware, butter dishes.

FINE quadruple silver plated ware, ink stand, calendar, pen holder, rocker blotter.

   WSW sterling lidded heavy beveled crystal ink well, 3-1/2" wide by 3-3/4" tall.   View   View   #a22728   FINE quadruple silver plated ware, atomizers.

FINE quadruple silver plated ware, butter dishes.

 

 

E. INGRAHAM Company's imitation marble clocks.

 

 

 

E. INGRAHAM Company's imitation marble clocks.  

 

 

 

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