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A.C. Becken
103 State Street, Columbus Memorial Building
Chicago, Illinois

1902 Catalogue and Price List, Wholesale Only
for John Fryxell
"Watches, diamonds, jewelry, clocks, umbrellas, canes, silverware, tools, pens, pencils, optical, etc."

 

PHOTO jewelry, frames, easels and charms.

VICTORIAN photo buttons and brooches. JEWELER'S findings and photo frames.

VICTORIAN  photo pins.

 

THE CARMEN adjustable expansion bracelet. The ALICE Nielsen snake bracelets made in sterling silver "worn by Miss Nielsen in The Fortune Teller".

     EDWARDIAN gold tone expansion bracelet, 6-7" with 3/4" flower etched front.  #Q27363 SOLID gold, gold filled, rolled plate and sterling silver bracelets with heart shaped locks.
A.C. Becken Catalogue, 1902

 VICTORIAN gate bracelet with embossed and plain hollow links and heart lock with key, 7" bracelet and 3/4" heart lock. Marked on an end link and the top of the heart "F&B" for Theo. W. Foster & Bro. Co., see Rainwater "American Jewelry Mfg" page 94. Began circa 1898. View  View   View   #V28754

 

PHOTO frames, round.

VICTORIAN photo buttons and brooches. FINE Bohemian garnet jewelry in solid gold settings.
Lace pins, ear drops, hair pins all with diamond cut garnets.

 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

 

FINE solid gold slide lockets.

   GOLD TONE square fob locket with rhinestone engraved "ARN", circa 1900.   View   View  #Y22832 LADIES 6 size, 14k gold hunting pendant watch cases.

 ELGIN yellow gold 1-1/3" pocket watch with engraved bird and flowers design.   View   View   #w50715  

 

The New England Watch Co.
Enameled watches

GENTS 16 size, 14k gold hunting stem wind watch cases.   STERLING Lady Racine sterling open face pocket watch, 935, "Bertha", 1-1/3".  View  View   View      #w25839

 GENTS 18 size, 10k gold filled hunting self winding watches. One has a railroad train design on the cover.

 

FINE rolled gold plate "Dickens" vest chains.

   VICTORIAN 9 carat 1-1/8" flip fob of banded agate and carnelian on a 16" chain.   View   #V23421 GENTS and ladies fine silk fob chains.

 VICTORIAN gold filled watch chain with fob  View   #V17046

 

SOLID gold cuff and safety pins for baby, ladies and children. Solid gold front, rolled plate and sterling safety pins.

    14k & AQUA ENAMEL  tiny delicate lingerie pins with tiny forget-me-nots. They came to me in this box, but I do not know for sure that it is the original one.   View  #Q19842 FINE solid gold 10k plump engraved band rings.
All rings with the letter "A" prefixed to number are 8K fine.
A.C. Becken Catalogue, 1902

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

 

EXTRA quality gold front and rolled plate ladies' lace pins and hair pins. Polished and engraved.

  VICTORIAN gold filled bar pin with purple stone, 2-1/8".   View   #V28333 FINE solid gold brooch and lace pins.
Some with stones, seed pearls or enameling.

    14K EDWARDIAN yellow gold lover's know pin with pearl center circa 1900, 7/8"  View   View  #Q28567

 

SOLID gold and rolled gold plate screw drops and hoop ear wires.

10k YELLOW GOLD gold Claddagh Etruscan-style pierced earrings, 5/8".  #G27939 LATEST novelties in hat pins.

 STICKPIN 10k yellow gold knot motif with illegible hall mark, 1/2" and 2-1/3".   #V27849

 

STERLING silver handle manicure, desk, sewing and toilet pieces. Curling iron, boot hook, brush, darning egg, roller blotter, tea bell, toothbrush, letter opener, ink eraser, cuticle knife, seal.

   STERLING 3-1/2" ink roller faintly engraved "Sue" and sterling "S" engraved tray, 3-1/2".  View   #A50361 STERLING silver handle desk, manicure and toilet pieces. Curling iron, boot hook, brush, darning egg, roller blotter, stamp moistener, toothbrush, letter opener, ink eraser, cuticle knife, seal.

 STERLING handled embossed floral design darner, 6" long and marked "A" in a diamond. View #a15925 

 

   SASH fleur-de-lis and tulip belt buckle remade into sash pin, 3-5/8".   View   #i14562

LADIES' belt or sash buckles in florals, cut steel and sterling.
A.C. Becken Catalogue, 1902
  VICTORIAN cut steel belt buckle, 2-1/4" by 2".  View   #V26459d 

  ART NOUVEAU silver lady face brooch.   View   View   #Q17486

 

EXTRA heavy sterling silver handle manicure and toilet pieces, curling irons, shoe horn, button hook.

  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 EXTRA heavy sterling silver handle manicure and toilet pieces; nail brush, tooth brush, nail file, hair puller, eraser, cuticle knife, candlestick holder, seal, corn knife.

   STERLING embossed floral motif nail set, file and cuticle, 4-1/4" and 5-1/2".  #a24240

 

STERLING silver handle embroidery and sewing scissors.

    R&S Co sterling sewing scissors with dolphin and scroll handles, 3-1/2" #a5482 FINE sterling silver novelties: sewing needle holders, tape measures, thread winders and cork screws, wax ball, berry ball, glove darner, tape measures, winder, pin cushion, cork screw, nail file.

 STERLING F & B decorative thread bobbin or winder.   #a4181

 

STERLING silver match safes, stamp boxes, pocket mirrors, coin box, stamp box, mirror and sticking plaster cases.

   VICTORIAN sterling match safe marked "S sterling 789", scrolls design, 2-5/8" by 1-1/3", very small dimples in 2 places.   View   View   #a28684 FINE sterling silver novelties; flask, shaving brush, ink bottle, bon bon, strop, menthol case or holder, shaving razor, .

 WSW sterling lidded heavy beveled crystal ink well, 3-1/2" wide by 3-3/4" tall.   View   View   #a22728  

 

FINE puff and salve cut glass dresser jars with silver lids.

     WALLACE sterling lidded glass dresser jar with the engraved initial "S" on the top, 3-1/2". Slight ding on one side of lid  #a4031 FINE sterling silver novelties; vinaigrettes, smelling salts, toothbrush bottle, tooth powder bottle..

PERFUME cut glass lay-down perfume or smelling salt bottle with sterling lid, 4-1/4".  View   #a4576

 

EXTRA quality quadruple silver plated desk ink sets and ink stands.

  ARTS & CRAFTS silver plated desk  with foliate designs, set marked with a "KO & Co" in an oval,: perpetual calendar 3"; rocker ink blotter 4"; pen tray 7-7/8" by 2-1/3"; inkwell 3" by 2-1/3".  KO& Co is Kronheimer Oldenbusch Co, New York, NY 1900-1922 as listed in Schiffer's "Silver Encyclopedia". Elsewhere on line it says they closed in 1949  View   View   View   View   View   View   View   #a32868 EXTRA quality quadruple silver plated card stands and trays, some with birds or cherubs.

 VICTORIAN Reed & Barton silver plated card tray with swinging birds and footed stand ornamented with faces at the center.   View   View   View   View   #a7138

 

EXTRA quality triple and quadruple silver plated cake baskets.

  MERIDAN silver plate cake basket with ornate handle, rolled edge and etched design in bowl, circa 1900.   View   #a28508   QUADRUPLE silver plated celery stands, sugar sifters, salts & peppers.

  STERLING  lidded sugar sifter, salt and pepper with cut glass fluted bodies.   View   View   #a24068

 

WHITE metal novelties, easel mirrors, match safes, pin cushions.

     VICTORIAN pot metal horseshoe shaped picture frame embellished with flowers and bows.   View   View   #a17409 EXTRA quality quadruple silver plated photograph frames.

  VICTORIAN sterling hallmarked "R.P." scroll embossed oval photo frame circa 1902, 3-1/8" by 2-1/2".   View   #a28615

 

JEWELER'S findings.
Becken's Catalogue 1902

JEWELER'S findings. JEWELER'S findings.

NEW library statuary.

 

FINE quality biscuit and cracker jars with fine imported decorated porcelain bowls.

EXTRA quality quadruple silver plated fern dishes, flower pots and plateaus. EXTRA fine quality quadruple silver plated butter dishes.

EXTRA quality quadruple silver plate tilting tea sets. 

 

 

EXTRA quality quadruple silver played casters.

EXTRA quality quadruple silver played casters. EXTRA quality silver and nickel plated call bells.

 

 

 

FINE quality quadruple silver plated berry and fruit dishes with fine imported glass bowls.

FINE quality quadruple silver plated berry and fruit dishes with fine imported glass bowls. NEW HAVEN Clock Company's ormolu gilt and novelty clocks.

 

 

 

GILBERT Clock Company's fine regulators and office clocks.

WATERBURY Clock Company's fine regulators. WM. L. GILBERT Clock Company's fine shelf clocks.

 

 

 WATERBURY Clock Company's fine drop octagon office clocks and regulators.

SETH THOMAS Clock Company's fine clocks and regulators. GET UP and WAKER electric alarm clocks

ANSONIA Clock Company's fine decorated porcelain clocks.

 

 

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