An early 1950's black suede carryall bag with a metal decorated panel on the front. Inside it has a mirror, lipstick and powder container. Behind the mirror is a space for money/cards. It has two black suede tassels. A great example of a black suede carryall bag. There is a full description and measurements on my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com - reference 2575 B129/19 - price £95. #1950sCarryallBag
Tuesday, 31 December 2013
Sunday, 15 December 2013
Here's a pair of 1980's gold tone, hollow, hooped earrings from Butler & Wilson. I do like their older pieces. These are large and have aged well. The hoops are intricate and hollow - so they are not too heavy. See full description on my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com - ref: 2574 B131/30 - price £120. ( A bit expensive but they are hard to find!) I always try to have some vintage Butler & Wilson in my shop at Grays Antiques in central London.
Friday, 13 December 2013
No I am not lucky enough to have this scarf! I went to Alfies X-mas Party last night and Lesley Verrinder - a vintage specialist - had just bought it! I was so excited to actually see it - as they are so rare! I think they were made in 1942 for Jacqmar and it was designed by Arnold Lever. It is in the book - Scarves - by Nicky Albrechtsen and Fola Solanke - published by Thames Hudson. It is far out of my price range - but lovely to look at! www.gillianhorsup.com
Sunday, 8 December 2013
This is a beautiful image - a woman holding a flower. It is a powder compact - made by Tokalon in the 1930's. It is a silver tone compact with a black/bronze effect on the lid. See complete description on my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com - reference 2574 B125/51. Price £128. I love Tokalon powder compacts and boxes and always try to have some in my shop at Grays Antiques in central London.
Wednesday, 4 December 2013
Here's a wonderful Art Nouveau celluloid hair comb. It is in a pinky-red colour with black flowers that have a red glass stone in the middle. There is a full description on my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com - reference 2572 B131/2 price £88. I always have a selection of vintage hair combs in my shop at Grays Antiques in central London.
Sunday, 1 December 2013
A vintage brooch depicting a wooden toboggan with two riders. This is probably 1940's. The yellow, early plastic riders have red painted decoration (some of the red paint has rubbed off). This looks like bakelite - but is not testing as such with Simichrome cream. It has red plastic 'ropes'. Full description on my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com - price £88 reference B128/35 just love this! #tobogganBrooch #1940sBrooch
Friday, 29 November 2013
Here's a wonderful 1960's Trifari faux coral and faux pearl bracelet and clip earrings set on gilt metal. The quality is just so good! It has the Trifari mark with the crown. Full details are on my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com - the price is £158 and the reference is 2570 B120/48. I love the early Trifari and always buy pieces when they are affordable!
Tuesday, 26 November 2013
A wonderful pair of 1950's soft plastic, 'feathers' clip earrings - with metal spray decoration set with carnival paste stones. Great for a 1950's night out! See further details on my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com - price £40 reference 2569 B128/4.
Tuesday, 19 November 2013
This is a beautiful bracelet - probably 1950's. It consists of a gilt snake chain with a central piece threaded on. This is in white rhodium plated metal and gold plate. It has deep blue stones and white paste stones. I do think this is Marcel Boucher. It has one of his stock numbers on - but the other mark is indecipherable. I cannot therefore sell it as Boucher although it certainly looks like it. (If anyone seems it in a book somewhere please let me know! Full description on my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com - price £135 reference 2567 B123/3 - or all in to Grays Antiques in central London - 020 7499 8121.
Friday, 15 November 2013
This is the iconic cigarette case that has a hand on the front. I was so pleased to get it - they are now quite rare and I have not had one for years. They are very delicate and are sought after by collectors. There is a full description and several pictures on my web site - and the reference number is 2565 B128/14 Price £248 (a big price but reflects how difficult it is to find one - and could not trace one for sale at all on the day I put this up! See more details on my web site - press here
Tuesday, 12 November 2013
This pair of dull gilt tassels clip earrings are quite amazing! They are approx 5 1/2 inches long! They are very well made but have no maker's name unfortunately. Lots of good decoration on the metalwork. Probably not so good for everyday wear! Love them! reference 2563 B114/1 price £95 - see them - and others - on my web site - by clicking here or by coming into my shop at Vintage Modes, Grays Antiques.
Sunday, 10 November 2013
This Lea Stein fox brooch is really unusual. It is in pale colouring with spots. There is a full description on my web site - see here I usually have a good selection of Lea Stein brooches in my shop at Vintage Modes, Grays Antiques - if you can pay a visit it is always better to be able to see the item before buying! However I do post to a wide variety of places. Ref: 2562 B124/9 Price £75. (Sorry this one is more expensive - just that I have never had it in this pale colouring before!)
Saturday, 9 November 2013
This is a Patricia Locke pendant necklace and clip earrings set. It is in a muted, matt gilt metal. Patricia Locke started making in 1971 but I do not know the date of this is (which is not current). It has a very 1980's feel to it. Even the chain would be good worn on its own! Price £128 reference 2562 B125/12. Full description on my web site - see here"
Friday, 8 November 2013
Here's a pair of my vintage mauve plastic flowers clip earrings on the cover of the Sunday Times Style Magazine on Sunday 3.11.13. The petals move around a little on their base. They measure approx 1 1/2 inches across. See my web site - here Price £35 Reference 2560 B76/12
Tuesday, 5 November 2013
Here's a pair of Victorian cut steel buckles. These have small cut steel pieces that are riveted through a base. They glitter at night. This pair are in good condition - often they are rusted - which spoils their shine. Full details on my web site - see here - price £75 reference 2559 B126/1. #cutsteelbuckles #cutsteel
Friday, 1 November 2013
Here's a great pair of vintage Butler & Wilson clip earrings - good for a night out! They have black glass stones round a central faux pearl. They are quite large. Good used condition. See full description on my web site click here I like to have vintage Butler & Wilson pieces in my shop - when I can find them!
Tuesday, 29 October 2013
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.
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.
Friday, 27 September 2013
These are spectacular! A pair of Alexis Lahellec large gilt & clear glass clip earrings - probably 1980's. The are very long - at approx 4 1/2 inches. See full details on my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com - ref: 2535 B120/5 - price £120. I always have a selection of vintage clip earrings in my shop at Vintage Modes, in Grays Antiques in central London.
Wednesday, 25 September 2013
Here's one of my favourite Lea Stein brooches - the cicada. This one is in red and black. There is a full description on my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com - reference 2533 B121/13 Price £65. There is so much work in this brooch!
Sunday, 22 September 2013
Here's a more unusual Lea Stein brooch. It is a geometric design in shades of pink and black. The design is an earlier one and quite striking. It has the correct Lea Stein pin on the back. See full details on my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com - reference 2531 B120/19 Price £65.
Friday, 20 September 2013
I sell a lot of gilt hoop earrings in my shop at Grays Antiques in central London. However this pair of vintage Miriam Haskell hooped earrings are a little different! They are in gilt metal with a cut out design and are clips with screw adjustment. There is a full description on my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com - reference 2527 B120/46 price £128.
Thursday, 19 September 2013
Wednesday, 18 September 2013
This is a Dunhill vintage cigarette holder. I always have cigarette holders in my shop - long/short, plain/decorated etc! It is always good to get one with a name - especially Dunhill! This one is not very long. It is in a white early plastic and has a gilt top. Full details on my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com - reference 2525 B90/34 - price £55.
Tuesday, 17 September 2013
Here's a great necklace - probably from the 1950's. It is in gold tone metal and has dragons and faux pearl and coral stones, and other glass stones. What a shame it is not marked! The quality and condition are good. Price £95. Ref: 2524 B117/18. See full description on my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com
Friday, 13 September 2013
This is a Lea Stein peacock brooch with vintage Liberty print inserted into the cellulose acetate on the feathers. The main part of the bird is in a vibrant turquoise colour. This vintage Liberty print is limited in quantity and brooches using this are getting harder to get. Price £85 reference 2522 B113/34 - www.gillianhorsup.com - come and see it at Grays Antiques in central London.
Wednesday, 11 September 2013
This German necklace is just so Art Deco. It is made of galalith on a white metal chain. So wearable! There is a full description on my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com - reference 2521 B117/45 - price £148. I always have a selection of Art Deco necklace on the web site or in my shop at Grays Antiques in central London.
Tuesday, 3 September 2013
This is a faux pearl choker necklace with a lovely cerise red glass stone clasp. Choker necklaces are harder to wear than collar necklaces. The pictures of Queen Mary - with her choker neckles - are amazing - she certainly was able to wear them. (See my Facebook Page - Gillian Horsup Vintage Jewellery - and there is a link to an article written about her - with pictures!). Full details on my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com - reference 2519 B111/27 - price £75. I have lots of faux pearl necklaces in my shop - but not many chokers.
Friday, 30 August 2013
These earrings are an unusual shape. They are in gold tone metal and have a curved green glass piece and a white paste glass stone. see full description on my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com - reference 2518 B118/28 - price £40. I always have a good selection of vintage clip earrings at my shop in Grays Antiques in central London.
Tuesday, 27 August 2013
This Lea Stein fox is amazing - the colours are just so wonderful! Probably a Liberty print. It has fine stripes that catch the light. It's a little more expensive than the standard fox I'm afraid. Just love looking at it. www.gillianhorsup.com - reference 2516 B113/24 - price £75.
Sunday, 25 August 2013
Here's an interesting Givenchy gold tone bracelet - probably 1970/80's. The design resembles tassels! It is of course good quality and the condition is fine too. Full details on my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com - reference 2515 B115/3 Price £95. I always buy Givenchy when I can find it at a reasonable price.
Friday, 23 August 2013
Here's 3 dress clips from the Art Deco period. They were probably Czech made and have glass stones on white plated metal (probaly on brass). There are just so many ways to wear dress clips. See my notes on my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com for inspiration! Price £65 each, 2 for £120 or 3 for £150. Reference 2513 B115/28
Tuesday, 20 August 2013
Here's a vintage compact, small container and lipstick set in plastic box, by Crest. See full description and measurements on my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com. It has reverse carved roses decoration and is in gilt metal. Reference 2511 B117/5 Price £95.
These earrings are great! Probably from the 1940's-1950's - it is amazing they have survived! Yes they are not perfect - you would not expect them to be - but for their age they are in good condition. I have replaced the tops. Just the thing for sunny weather - or a holiday! See full description on my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com - ref: 2500 B116/9 - price £55.
Friday, 16 August 2013
I do not buy much modern jewellery but sometimes an item catches my eye - such as this leaf necklace - in blues, browns, creams etc. It is well made, stylish and easy to wear. Good for a holiday! See full details on my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com - price £70 and reference 2497 B117/44. Do call into my shop at Grays Antiques to look at a large selection of vintage costume jewellery. Details on the web site.
Tuesday, 13 August 2013
This is a lovely black sequins and small black beads evening bag - probably from the 1950's. It was made in France for Kendal Milne & Co - possibly the world's first department store. It celebrated 175 years of trading in 2010 but is now known as 'House of Fraser Manchester'. It is well made and has a pattern of sequins and small beads with small beaded rosettes along the top. It has a gilt snake chain handle. It is in very good condition - with a satin lining. www.gillianhorsup.com for further details and more pictures. Ref: 2496 B114/8 Price £78. Great
Wednesday, 7 August 2013
Here's a wonderful Austrian brooch in gilt metal with large, lapis glass stones (to immitate lapis). They even have small glittery bits in the glass! It is made in two parts and is marked Austria on the back. Full details on my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com with measurements etc. Reference 2493 B117/25 Price £88
Tuesday, 6 August 2013
I love snake chains! This necklace is a 4 strand gilt snake chains necklace - c 1950's. It has blue cachabon stones at the bottom of the hanging pieces. It is good quality Full details on my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com - price £88 reference 2491 B117/22