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