Sunday, 22 July 2018

MONTY DON BROOCH - RED AND GREY STONES

This is a Monty Don brooch with the original packaging.  It is not signed.  I presume - like Butler and Wilson - the more elaborate pieces with signed and others were not.  It came from a lady who said she had bought it new but did not wear it any more.  It has red and grey stones on white metal and measures about 2 inches square.  Price £68 ref: 3204 D12/9
Monty Don Brooch - red and grey glass stones

Friday, 20 July 2018

LEA STEIN BROOCH - HALF COLERETTE

This is a Lea Stein half colerette brooch.  This brooch is far more complicated than many of the Lea Stein brooch.  There are so many layers of colours.  This could never be copied by the Chinese manufacturers who are so fond of copying her brooches.  It really is superb.  If you enlarge it you can see all the layers.  It must have taken ages to make.  One of my favourites!  Price - same as most of the others I sell - £65. Ref: 3202 D5/40
Lea Stein Brooch - half colerette

Monday, 16 July 2018

CZECH VINTAGE LARGE FILIGREE BROOCH WITH FAUX TURQUOISE GLASS STONES

I just love the early Czech filigree brooches.  Have made resolution to actually wear them in my shop at Alfies Antiques - instead of just looking and admiring them!  This one is quite large and has faux turquoise glass stones - which are claw set.  The gilt on brass filigree background has other pieces attached to the front to give a 3-D effect.  It is not so shiny golden as it would have been new - and I prefer it this way.  Full details on my web site.  Price £75 ref: 3201 YL
Czech vintage large filigree brooch with faux turquoise glass stones

Monday, 9 July 2018

LEA STEIN BROOCH - SPARKLEY SILVER FOX

Back to the Lea Stein today.  I do love the sparkley ones and this one is in a silver colour - so good for an evening out.  Taking it into my new shop at Alfies Antiques.  Do pay a visit if you can - and look at the variety of Lea Stein brooches that I have there.  All of them are original Lea Steins - I do not stock the copies.  They have the correct Lea Stein pin on the back.  If you have never seen Lea Stein before then take a look on my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com and look under 'Manufacturers - My Notes'.  Ref: 3200 C77/39 price £65
Lea Stein Brooch - Sparkley Silver Fox

Friday, 6 July 2018

CELLULOID SEWING CONTAINER - OBELISK SHAPED - FOR COTTONS, THIMBLE, NEEDLES

An unusual, vintage, celluloid sewing container.  Inside it has a reel for the cottons, a brown celluloid thimble and a hole at the top of the reel for needles.  I always love to buy these Deco period containers.  Were they taken on holiday?  For everyday life a larger workbox would be used.  See full details of this charming example on my website.  Price £68 ref: 3199 D7/5

Celluloid Sewing Contaier - Obelisk Shaped - for Cottons, Thimble, Needles

Sunday, 1 July 2018

LEA STEIN BROOCH - SLEEPING/LYING DOWN CAT - GOLDEN

This is the Lea Stein lying down/sleeping cat brooch.  It is in a most unusual colour - a spakley yellow gold - a colour that I have not had on its own before.  It has black ears and eyes and it is correctly marked on the pin - Lea Stein Paris.  So lucky to get this one!  It measures about 2 3/4 inches across.  Price £65 r5ef: 3198 D5/43
Lea Stein Brooch - the sleeping/lying down cat

Monday, 25 June 2018

VINTAGE FLOWER STAMENS IN BOX

Although I do not know where I am going to put these vintage flower stamens - used to make flowers for hats etc. - in my new shop at Alfies Antiques, I could not resist buying them.  They look so lovely altogether in the old box.  That is how I am selling them - as a job lot in the box.  There are about 18 bunches.  See full description on my web site.  Ref: 3197 D11
Vintage flower stamens in box