Here's an Art Deco necklace in chrome and bakelite - from the 1930's. It has a central green bakelite piece with a cut design. The fittings are chrome. It is in good condition. The bakelite has changed colour over the years and it a slightly different colour on the back, from the front. Please see full description on my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com - price £220 reference 2631 B133/7
Monday, 26 May 2014
This was up on my web site before - but it disappeared and I took it off. I have now found it and have put it back up. It is an Art Deco necklace with red galalith round rods and white metal (?chrome) square tubes that are graduated. Full description on my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com - price £165 reference 2630 B74/31. I always like to have some Art Deco necklace in my shop - it is a period I am particularly fond of. If you are ever in central London do call in to Grays - which is near Bond Street Tube Station.
Sunday, 25 May 2014
This is a vintage Christian Dior gold tone, snake chain, necklace - marked on the end - Chr. Dior Germany 1971. So smart and easy to wear. Full details on my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com - price £120 reference 2629 B121/21
Friday, 23 May 2014
This is a Butler & Wilson vintage panther necklace from the 1980's - inspired by the Duchess of Windsor's jewels. It is on gold tone metal. The panther has white diamante stones and black markings with red eyes. It is in very good condition. Panthers are always very popular in my shop at Vintage Modes, Grays Antiques - in central London. Ref: 2628 B138/41 Price £128. Further details on my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com
Tuesday, 20 May 2014
This is a small, but beautiful Art Deco silver brooch. It has a rectangular piece of swirley green bakelite, black cabochon stones and small marcasite stones. So Art Deco! See full description on my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com - price £120. Reference 2627 B112/27 I always have some marcasite in my shop at Grays Antiques.
Saturday, 17 May 2014
This necklace is one I have never seen before. It might be French - although the red glass is used a lot in Czech jewellery. It is probably 1930's. I get so excited when I get something I have never seen before! Full details on my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com - price £145 reference 2626. If I manage to find out anything further I will put it up!
Tuesday, 13 May 2014
Love millefiori! The centre of the millefiori industry was in Murano, Italy. To make one beads lots of patterned cones would have to be fused together. This necklace is predominantly blue - and the patterned cones are not often repeated. Full details are on my web site - reference 2625. The price is £120. A good length to wear for every day - it measures 21 inches approx.
Thursday, 8 May 2014
Here is an Art Deco compact featuring a lady with a silver glittery skirt and red top - looking into a mirror. Unusually it has a white metal base with machine cut decoration. Full description on my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com - price £185 reference 2624 B137/2. These compact are now quite rare - it is ages since I had one. This one is generally in very good condition apart from the paint on her skin. The top surface of the compact is very good. Would love to keep her myself!
Wednesday, 7 May 2014
On Saturday and Sunday, 10th and 11th May 2014, I will be standing at Eltham Palace Art Deco Fair. I will be taking some Art Deco Hat Flashes with me. These were worn in the cloche hats and berets of the time. They also look good on jackets and coats. I usually supply them with hat pin ends. The price is from about £20 - £40 - depending on how elaborate they are! I always have a good stock of them in my shop at Grays antiques.
Tuesday, 6 May 2014
This is a very pretty pink faux pearls, faceted mauve glass beads and diamente rondelles necklace. I do not know the date - or if it was originaly made like this. It has an ornate, Art Deco period clasp. It is in good, vintage condition - the pearls are fine. Would look great for a wedding or a summer dance! The colour is lovely - the photos do not do it justice. It is very subtle. Just one of the necklace I have in my shop at Grays Antiques in central London. www.gillianhorsup.com - price £88 reference 2623 B135/30
Monday, 5 May 2014
Here are a few of the items I will be taking to the Eltham Palace Art Deco Fair on 10th and 11th May 2014. Full details are on the English Heritage web site. Look up Eltham Palace on Google and you will get full details. I love Art Deco and the Deco House, Medieval Hall and wonderful gardens are a treat! I will be sharing as usual with Denise. I will not be there on the Saturday (apart from setting up) as I will be in my shop at Grays Antiques. I will be there all day on the Sunday. Hope to see you there!