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Benjamin Allen Catalogue 1899




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Benjamin
Allen & Co.

1899

C
atalogue
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.
View
View
View #50365

PAPIER mache spectacle cases.





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. #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.
#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".
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Ad #V27234





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.
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.
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.
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. 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 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.



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.
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 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.
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.
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".
View #a17411
LADIES’ garters.

FINE gold front lockets.







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.
#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, 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.
View
View #a22728

FINE quadruple silver plated ware, atomizers.

FINE quadruple silver plated ware, butter dishes.


E. INGRAHAM Company’s imitation marble clocks.