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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.

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.

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 FB for Theo. W. Foster  Bro. Co., see Rainwater 
		American Jewelry Mfg page 94. Began circa 1898.

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.

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

LADIES 6 size, 14k gold hunting pendant watch cases.

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

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.

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

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 watch chains. 
	1902 AC Becken Catalogue

VICTORIAN 9 
    carat 1-1/8 flip fob of banded agate and carnelian on a 16 chain. VICTORIAN 9 
    carat 1-1/8 flip fob of banded agate and carnelian on a 16 chain.

GENTS and ladies fine silk fob watch chains.

VICTORIAN gold 
		filled watch chain with fobVICTORIAN gold 
		filled watch chain with fob

FINE rolled gold plate "Dickens" vest watch chains.
1902 AC Becken Catalogue

   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 watch 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.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.

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.

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.

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

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.

LATEST novelties in hat pins.

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

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.

STERLING3-1/2 ink roller faintly engraved Sue and sterling 
	S engraved tray, 3-1/2.

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.

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.

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.

ART NOUVEAU  
    silver lady face brooch.

   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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

QUADRUPLE silver plated celery stands, sugar sifters, salts  peppers.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 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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