Sunday, 9 July 2017

SILVER VINTAGE BALLERINA BROOCH - DESIGNED BY FREDERICK MASSINGHAM FOR RETAILER D.H.PHILLIPS 1947

This is one of the famous silver ballerina brooches designed by Frederick Massingham for the retailers D. H. Phillips. It is a registered design no. 8851564. Massingham did a number of different designs - larger, smaller and in pairs. Some brooches and some earrings. This one has the Birmingham Hallmark for 1947. (They range from 1947-1949.)  I am sure it is not a coincidence that the film The Red Shoes - starring Moira Shearer - was the 6th most popular movie in the U.K. in 1948. A clever piece of marketing! I also have 3 more of the brooches but have not had time to photograph them!  Ref: 3076 C69/39
Silver Vintage Ballerina Brooch - Massingham

Friday, 7 July 2017

LEA STEIN BROOCH - THE FLOWERPOT - YELLOW, DARK RED, GREEN

Too hot for me at the moment - just venturing into the garden when it cools.  Love this Lea Stein flowerpot brooch - with dark red and green flowers.  The colours go together so well.  It is of course a genuine Lea Stein brooch - I do not sell copies. See my web site for details, price etc.  ref: 3075 C69/22
Lea Stein Brooch - The Flowerpot - Yellow, Dark Red, Green

Friday, 30 June 2017

ORANGE GALALITH VINTAGE BEADS WITH CUT, CLEAR, FACETED DECO PERIOD GLASS BEADS

This is a long row of beads and has orange galalith beads and clear glass faceted beads.  It was put together in a shop in Spain that closed in 1972.  It is a very interesting combination of beads - one that I would not have thought of - but I love it!  There are a number of different designs of the galalith beads and the clear beads have unusual facets.  Ref: 3074 YL Price £95

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

EMERALD GREEN GLASS DROPS GILT LEVER BACK TOPS VINTAGE EARRINGS

This pair of emerald green glass drops earrings have come out of a shop that closed in 1971.  They would have been made up in the shop from earlier components.  They are quite long at just over 2 1/2 inches - but of course could be shortened by removing the ornate centrepiece.  Price £55 Ref: 3073 YL
EMERALD GREEN GLASS DROPS GILT LEVER BACK TOPS VINTAGE EARRINGS

Saturday, 24 June 2017

LEA STEIN BROOCH - ROLLS ROYCE - BLACK AND RED

Glad to get this Lea Stein Rolls Royce brooch.  Haven't had one for ages.  This one is in black and red.  It was designed by Lea Stein between 1968-1980.  It does of course have the correct Lea Stein Paris pin on the back - I do not sell the cheap Chinese copies.  Full details on my web site.  Price £65 ref: 3072 C68/22

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

ART DECO PERIOD EARLY PLASTIC VERY LARGE BELT BUCKLE - TRANGLES WITH FLOWERS

This belt buckle is an amazing size!  It is probably make of galalith and consists of 2 triangles - one with red and one with orange flowers.  Metal fittings on the back.  It would make such a wonderful belt - and would not be difficult to do - all the fitting are there.  Be brave and have a go!  Full details on the web site as usual!  Price £78 ref: 3071 C61/15
Art Deco Period early plastic, very large, belt buckle - trangular with flowers

Thursday, 15 June 2017

1960s LARGE VINTAGE SUNGLASSES WITH 'PHOTOSUN' LENSES

A large pair of 1960s unused sunglasses with original 'Photosun Lenses' label in good condition.  Vintage sunglasses really need to be tried on.  I always have a selection at my shop in Vintage Modes, Grays antiques in central London.  Of course the lenses do not have the sun protection of modern lenses so should not be used as protection in strong sunlight!  ref: 3069 C63/6 Price £75.
60s large vintage sunglasses with photosun lenses