This is one of my favourite Lea Stein designs - along with the Cicada! It is the Fox head - one of her older designs. This one is in faux mother of pearl, black and red. It is quite a strong design - which I like. See full details on my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com - price £65 reference 2683 B139/45 #LeaSteinBrooch #LeaSteinFoxHeadBrooch
Sunday, 31 August 2014
Tuesday, 26 August 2014
As Vintage Modes - at Grays Antiques - is shut due to flooding, we are having a Pop Up Shop on Thursday and Friday, 28th and 29th August 2014. There will be clothes, accessories and jewellery. Gillian Horsup Vintage Jewellery will be taking party. I will not be showing my usual stock - that is all locked away - safe from the damp! Instead I will be having a sale of small items at give away prices! Small things get lost amongst the larger items in my shop. A lot of the brooches, for example, will be priced at £5. Here are some examples.
Sunday, 24 August 2014
This is a celluloid bag top/frame. It would have had a material bottom. There are holes for sewing. It has two Oriental fishes and a face inside a flower. It would have been from the Art Deco period. Ladies would purchase the frame and make a bag to match their outfit! It would most likely have been made in Japan. These frames are now very collectible - especially when the frame hinges and catch work, as this one does! www.gillianhorsup.com - reference 2681 B81/12 price £140. #CelluloidBagFrameArtDeco #CelluloidBagFrameOrientalFishDesign #CelluloidBagFrameFishes
Monday, 18 August 2014
This is a small, red bakelite perfume bottle. Tests strongly with simichrome cream. Condition and dimensions on my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com - reference 2680 B141/3 Price £78. So nice to get a perfume bottle with a top that will undo - so many are stuck!
Thursday, 14 August 2014
Here's a pair of vintage BSK clip earrings on gold tone metal. They have opaline and pink glass stones. See full description on my web site - www.gillianhorsup - including some details of the company BSK. Price £40 reference 2679 B140/53. I have a large stock of vintage clip earrings - many of my customers do not have pierced ears. #vintageBSKclipearrings
Wednesday, 13 August 2014
Here's a cheering red bakelite dress clip. It is cut in the shape of a flower and leaves. Price £48 reference 2678 B141/24. On my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com - and see my blog there on suggestions for wearing dress clips. #RedFlowerBakeliteDressClip #RedBakeliteDressClip #BakeliteDressClip
Tuesday, 12 August 2014
This is the Lea Stein panda brooch - with the stick of bamboo. Ages since I had one. The panda is mother of pearl and black. It has a branch of green and yellow bamboo. Just one of the many Lea Stein brooches I have in stock at the moment. Reference 2676 B139/55 price £68. #LeaSteinBrooch #LeaSteinPandaBrooch
I sell Vintage Jewellery at Grays Antiques in central London. My stand is in Vintage Modes at Grays Mews. Unfortunately at the moment - 12th August 2014 - the basement at Grays Mews is flooded and we are not able to open. I do not know how long it will take to dry the shop out. Thames Water still have not come to drain the basement - which is making the situation much worse. Please ring the Grays telephone - 020 7629 7034 - before you come. Luckily our goldfish - in the river Tyburn stream that passes through our basement - have been saved! I am still selling through my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com
Friday, 8 August 2014
I stock a large selection of Vintage Jewellery at my shop in Grays Antiques (central London). I particularly love bakelite and buy good examples whenever I can. This large green and yellow bakelite flower brooch is a recent find - and I was delighted with it. Full details are on my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com - look under 'new stock' and you will find it easily. Price £120 reference 2673 B141/36. #BakeliteFlowerBrooch #LargeBakeliteFlowerBrooch #LargeBakeliteBrooch #GreenBakeliteFlowerBrooch
Tuesday, 5 August 2014
This is a sword brooch by Grosse. Grosse made Dior's jewellery for 50 years before being bought by Dior in 2005. Their jewellery is always very good quality - as might be expected. This is a sword brooch measuring over 4 1/2 inches. See full description on my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com - price £75 reference 2671 B140/43.