This is a pair of Askew London stud earrings on white metal. They look like a pair of marcasite dress clips. They have 5 hangings with clear glass beads, grey and white faux pearls and a central oval black glass stone. Full details on my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com - price £85 reference 2647 B139/20
Sunday, 29 June 2014
Friday, 27 June 2014
This is a double ended Art Deco hat pin. The end unscrews so you can pin it on. It is made of cream coloured celluloid and is painted black and gold. These short hat pins were very popular in the 1930's and were worn in the cloche hats or in a beret. Reference 2644 B139/42 Price £55 - www.gillianhorsup.com
Tuesday, 24 June 2014
This is the Lea Stein Elvis Presley brooch in black and red. This brooch is a bit more difficult to get - and I love the colours! See full description on my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com - price £95. Reference 2643. I always have a selection of Lea Stein brooch in my shop at Grays Antiques in central London. These are genuine Lea Stein and not copies.
This is an Art Deco celluloid piece that would have been worn on a belt or sash. It is a pierrot head. It could not be worn on a chain or ribbon round the neck. See my web site for picture of the back. It is quite a distinctive image! Price £75 reference 2643. www.gillianhorsup.com
Friday, 20 June 2014
This is one of the thinnest compacts I have ever had. It is made in white metal with black decoration and a circle of marcasite stones. It has a fluffy puff and a sieve for loose powder. See full details on my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com - reference 2642 B113/13 price £88
Tuesday, 17 June 2014
Probably from the 1920s, these earrings are on white metal and have marcasite stones and faux pearls. If you can wear screw tops - then these are lovely. Yes they have aged - but I prefer this to them being bright and shiny! See full description on my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com - price £95 reference 2641 B128/10
Sunday, 15 June 2014
This is the largest vintage scottie dog brooch I have ever had! It measures 4 inches across! It is in white celluloid and the head is quite firm. The original pin has been replace some time ago. Please see full description on my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com - reference 2640 B139/16 price £55.
Thursday, 12 June 2014
This is an art deco trumpet player brooch in cream plastic and with a gold coloured metal back. Just love his bow tie, flowing hair & coat, and large foot! See full details on my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com - price £40 reference 2635 B136/26. This brooch is great fun and appeals to my sense of humour!
Tuesday, 10 June 2014
This is a heavy bracelet made of gilded metal (probably over brass). It has 5 secions joined together with wire loops. Each setion has reddish brown bakelite pieces that are a little bit opaque. There is a full description on my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com - reference 2634 B135/43. Price £165. Although there is some wear to this bracelet - it is a great example of a (probably) 1940's bakelite bracelet.
Thursday, 5 June 2014
Love the 1980s Butler & Wilson vintage pieces. This double penguin brooch is featured in the book 'Rough Diamonds' (Vivienne Becker - Pavilion). It is quite large and is covered with white diamante glass stones. I always try to have a selection of vintage Butler & Wilson pieces in my shop at Grays Antiques in central London. Price £120 reference 2633 B136/5. Full description on my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com
Tuesday, 3 June 2014
I just love these Art Deco hat flashes. They went in the cloche hats or berets worn during the period. this one is a lovely shape and is made of black celluloid and has diamante glass stones. I always sell these with hat pin ends so that they can safely be worn on a jacket lapel etc. See full details on my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com - price £35. Reference 2632 - J