A wonderful Art Deco necklace. It is so unusual! It has ?brass metal circles and brown mottled bakelite pieces. The bakelite half-circles have two small screws to attach themselves to a bar. See full description on my web site - here reference 2556 B102/39 Price £180.
Tuesday, 29 October 2013
Friday, 25 October 2013
Here's a Les Bernard set consisting of a brooch and clip earrings in gilt metal. It has faux pearls and lapiz glass stones. Les Bernard made from 1963 until 1996 - so it has to be before the closure of the firm. Full details are on my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com - reference 2555 B125/17 - with measurements. I like Les Bernard jewellery but do not often manage to buy it! Price for set £98.
Thursday, 24 October 2013
N. E. From's silver jewellery from the 1950/60's period is wonderful. The quality is so good. Love this necklace. It is rather short - but an extender could always be added. Silver jewellery from this period has risen in value and it is hard for me to find pieces to buy at an affordable price. Full details on my web site - click here - reference 2554 B125/18 Price £195.
Wednesday, 23 October 2013
This is a l950's Kigu gilt carryall compact. It has a compartment for solid powder, another for 7 (smaller) cigarettes and a clamp for a lipstick on top. These would have been used, for example, to go to a dinner dance and were small enough to rest on the table at dinner. They were luxury items and would have been expensive at the time. See full details on my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com - reference 2553 B124/1 Price £98.
Sunday, 20 October 2013
This Art Deco style compact - made by Visage Beaute Cosmetics Inc. is a bit of a mystery. I cannot find any reference to this company making compacts. It was founded in 1985 and was bought by Revlon in 1988. It bears the Visage Beaute trade mark on the front. It is for pressed powder. Full details are on my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com - reference 2552 B123/41 Price £88. Additional pictures on the web site too.
Thursday, 17 October 2013
I adore interesting silver rings and am usually wearing several! I always have a stock of rings in my shop in Grays Antiques in central London. I think rings really need to be tried on - so do pay a visit! Have just added these - and more - to the selection in the shop. Some have full British Hallmarks - some are just marked 925. The prices, of course, vary. www.gillianhorsup.com
Wednesday, 16 October 2013
This is a Pavone cat brooch - which reminds me of a surprised cat! It is made now by Marie-Christine Pavone. She reworks galalith - which is an early plastic. (See my notes on Pavone under Manufacturers - My Blogs - on my website - www.gillianhorsup.com). Reference 2550 B124/7 Price £68.
Monday, 14 October 2013
A wonderful pair of over the top gilt cuff links with the gilt mesh fastening. The front is quite large - 1 1/5 inches approx - and has a centre red glass stone, with smaller white paste stones. Full details on my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com - ref: 2547 B105/36 Price £35. I usually have a selection of interesting cufflinks.
Saturday, 12 October 2013
A Napier vintage gold tone necklace. It consists of 5 pieces and 2 chains. Napier is famous for the quality of its gold plating and this has a lovely colour! See the full description on my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com - reference 2546 B122/52. Price £120. I always have a good selection of vintage gold tone jewellery in my shop at Grays Antiques in central London - do pay a visit if you can.
Friday, 11 October 2013
These faux pearl & gilt basket earrings are in gilt metal with lever back fittings. They are made in the Spanish Damascene work style and could have been made in the Toledo area where this work is done. Spanish Damascene work consists of working with gold on top of non precious metals. These earrings have that 'look' but not the work involved in real Damascene work. They are in good condition. See them on my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com - ref 25445 B128/5 price £40.
Thursday, 10 October 2013
Love this Lea Stein butterfly brooch. It is the large one and includes a vintage Liberty print material. I understand that this material has now largely been used up. I have kept one of these butterflies to wear myself for a bit - and this is the only one for sale. www.gillianhorsup.com - ref: 2546 B113/29 price £75.
Tuesday, 8 October 2013
Today I have a Givenchy necklace. It is obviously vintage - but I do not know the date. It has a flat, flexible chain and a press stud type clasp. It measures just under 16 inches. (Most necklace made today are bigger than this!). I like Givenchy jewellery! This ones is marked - see full details on my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com - ref: 2545 B122/50 Price £110. I usually have a few pieces by Givenchy in the shop.
Sunday, 6 October 2013
Don't know the date of this Osca de la Renta gilt bracelet - but I love it. In fact I seem to like rather a lot of his jewellery! For full description see my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com - ref: 2543 B120/1 Price £135. I have quite a lot of gold tone jewellery in the shop if you are able to visit. (Near Bond Street tube station in central London).
Friday, 4 October 2013
These are just so pretty! A pair of vintage clip earrings. The green & pink beads are wired onto a gilt filigree base - which is decorated with gilt leaves. There are also small faux pearls and flat backed glass stones. www.gillianhorsup.com - reference 2542 B122/49 price £68. I always have a selection of interesting vintage clip earrings in my shop at Vintage Modes, Grays Antiques in central London. See my web site for details.