I love vintage jewellery and have a passion for Art Deco channel set diamante jewellery! The pieces here are a small selection of my stock. They are the older, Art Deco pieces - 1920/1930's. I also have a good stock of the later 1950/60 pieces. These often have coloured stones or mother of pearl set in. Sometime the later pieces were marked Randel or DoSo - but I do not know anything about the makers - except that they would have been German. The earlier pieces were sometimes marked DRGM but this is not a maker but a quality control mark. If you are interested in purchasing these items - or similar - please contact me through my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com - or ring me at Grays Antiques (central London) on 02074998121.
Wednesday, 31 December 2014
Monday, 29 December 2014
This is the Lea Stein peacock brooch. It has a vibrant green body. The feathers are in a ?Liberty print material - black background with circles. These prints are getting harder to find - especially in the peacock brooch and I was glad to get this one. This means it is a bit more expensive than some of my Lea Steins. It all depends on what I paid, and whether I think I can get another! Price £85 reference 2724 C3/26 www.gillianhorsup.com - I usually have a good selection in my shop at Vintage Modes, Grays antiques in central London.
Tuesday, 23 December 2014
These cat earrings by Marie-Christine Pavone, Paris, are made in vintage galalith. She cuts, dyes, polishes, paints and lacquers each pieces - which is very time consuming. (She also has to resource the galalith!). These cat earrings are clips. The tops are black and the bottoms an orangey red. They are approx 2 1/2 inches. See full details on my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com - price £65 reference 2723 C4/48.
This is a cat's face brooch by Marie Christine Pavone, Paris. It is made in old galalith
Sunday, 21 December 2014
This is a pewter brooch of an armadillo. It is marked 'egc' and is dated 1989. It is marked 'pewter'. It is well made and in good condition. Such fun! Price £40 reference 2721 C3/22 - www.gillianhorsup.com - see me at Grays Antiques in central London.
Tuesday, 16 December 2014
In all the years I have sold Vintage Jewellery, I have not seen this Attwood & Sawyer crab brooch. It is superb quality and the condition is good. Attwood & Sawyer went out of business and have now been re-introduced. On my website - www.gillianhorsup.com - I have some notes on Attwood & Sawyer uner - Manufacturers - my Blog. Price £78 reference 2720 C4/33. See my web site for more information on this brooch and the rest of my stock. In my shop at Grays Antiques I have far more than I can ever photograph and put on the web site - do pay a visit if you can! #Attwood&SawyerVintageBrooch #Attwood&SawyerCrabBrooch
Saturday, 13 December 2014
This is an Art Deco Dress Clip probably from the 1930's. Made of yellow bakelite, with cut decoration, it has a blackish brown strip down the middle. Price £75 reference 2719 C3/29. See full details on my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com - together with ideas about wearing dress clips. #ArtDecoDressClip #BakeliteDressClip
Thursday, 11 December 2014
This is an Art Deco necklace - probably French. It has mottled, opaque green glass beads with small squares of (probably) galalith and small, white metal, decorated spacer beads. It is on chain and has a white metal clasp. It measures approx. 17 1/2 inches. It is nice to get a totally original necklace from this period. It do not think this one has been altered, added to, or repaired. It has been well looked after in it's 70 odd years of life! Ref: 2717 C4/13 www.gillianhorsup.com - #ArtDecoNecklace #ArtDecoGreenGlassNecklace
Monday, 8 December 2014
This is the iconic Lea Stein scottie dog brooch - but with a twist - it has a Union Jack coat. It is in a pearlised colour with a red nose. Reference 2716 C3/25 Price £60 www.gillianhorsup.com It is a genuine Lea Stein - I do not sell the fakes. I have a good selection in my shop at Grays Antiques - in central London. #:eaSteinScottieDogBrooch
Thursday, 4 December 2014
This vintage diamente palm tree brooch is old stock from a wholesaler who has been in business from the 1950's - but I do not know the date. It is unused and in very good condition. The diamente is bright and shiny. The white metal untarnished. It measures approx 3 x 3 inches. Reference 2714 C2/5 Price £55 - www.gillianhorsup.com #VintagePalmTreeBrooch #VintageDiamentePalmTreeBrooch
Sunday, 23 November 2014
This brooch has been made by De Luxe - who specialise in making contemporary pieces from old components. I have included it in the vintage section as the most important components are glass vintage pieces. I understand that this is a sample. It consists of a posy holder in white metal with wires holding vintage glass flowers and leaves - in white, orange and green colours. The flowers have a diamente centre. For some reason there is one pearl! This brooch is obviously made by hand. The glass pieces are held in place by twisted wires. I do not know if this brooch went into production. I love this brooch - it is quirky and considerable effort has gone into making it! Price £65 Reference 2712 C3/13 www.gillianhorsup.com #DeLuxePosyHolderBrooch
Monday, 17 November 2014
This is the Lea Stein Ric the Dog brooch. This one is in diamond shaped mother of pearl decoration with black ears, nose, eyes and collar. It is made of cellulose acetate. It measures over 3 1/2 inches top to bottom. It is marked on the pin on the back - Lea Stein Paris and is genuine Lea Stein. I do not sell the fakes. Price £60. Reference 2710 www.gillianhorsup.com - for more details. #LeaSteinBrooch #LeaSteinBroochRicTheDog
Monday, 3 November 2014
I am a lover of Czech vintage jewellery and have just got this pendant necklace. Probably from the 1930's - it has orange glass cabochon stones and, although the metal work was originally silver metal on brass, it has aged to a nice combination of the two. The chain contains orange glass beads and two long thin glass beads - which luckily are still in one piece. See full description on my web site - www.gillianhorsup.#CzechNecklace #CzechNecklaceOrangeGlassBeads
Sunday, 2 November 2014
I always have a good selection of the Art Deco hat flashes/cloche pins. This one is a bit more unusual. It is in the shape of a largish moth - cream with green decoration. I always provide a hat pin end. These hat pins can also be worn on a garment - with the end to prevent it falling off. Price £45. Reference 2704 J6. See my web site for some of the other examples I have. #ArtDecoHatFlash #ArtDecoMothHatFlash #ArtDecoHatPin #MothHatPin
Wednesday, 29 October 2014
On my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com - at the moment I have the large silver ballet dancer brooch and a pair of small, ballet dancer clip earrings - made by Frederick Massingham and registered by D. H Phillips of London. They have Birmingham Hallmarks for the late 1940's. (See full details on my web site - in the 'silver' section). The brooch is priced at £78 and the earrings £55. Probably made in response to the film 'Red Shoes' which came out at around the same time.n #SilverBalletDancerBrooch #SilverBalletDancerClipEarrings #SilverBalletDancerBroochMassingham #SilverBalletDancerClipEarringsMassingham
Tuesday, 28 October 2014
A Trifari classic - a gold tone faux pearl and diamente necklace from 1950/60's. At this time Trifari produced a lot a very good quality gold tone, diamente and faux necklaces. I used to be able to buy these easily - but getting examples in good condition is getting harder. This necklace is absolutely classic Trifari and is in good condition! It measures from 14 - 16 inches approximately. See full details on www.gillianhorsup.com - reference 2701 B109/22 - look under Trifari. Price £88.
Thursday, 23 October 2014
I spend a lot of my time restoring rows of beads. Sometimes they are missing beads, sometimes the thread will soon break and sometimes someone else has done a poor job of restringing them. This row had some lovely translucent faceted green glass deco beads - but the necklace was a mess! See my web site for the complete description of the transformation. http://www.gillianhorsup.com/product_info.php/products_id/2118 - it took me a while to sort it out. Price, reference and description on the web site! #GreenBlackGlassBeadsDecoNecklace
Saturday, 18 October 2014
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Thursday, 16 October 2014
Here's a long Art Deco necklace in clear and emerald green glass beads. Measurements and description are on my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com - reference 2698 BB. Price £120. Great for a deco event. Can be worn long - or wrapped round twice. #ArtDecoGreenClearGlassNecklace #ArtDecoGlassNecklace
Friday, 10 October 2014
Here's a gold tone, vintage, Monet set - necklace, bracelet and clip earrings. The set is flexible and is in good condition. 1980's I presume. Very smart and in good condition. Price £98 reference 2696 B111/46. www.gillianhorsup.com to see full details and more pictures. #VintageMonetSet #VintageMonetJewellery
Saturday, 4 October 2014
This is a gold tone, vintage mesh bag - probably 1950/60s. It has to be post 1949 - as it is marked 'West Germany'. If it were not for this label I would have thought that it would have been made by Whiting and Davis - the American company who made most of these mesh bags. For a full description look on my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com - reference 2695 B140/1 price £75. #VintageMeshBag #GoldToneVintageMeshBag
Thursday, 2 October 2014
Yesterday I went to the Chromophilia Exhibition. My friend Sue Kreitzman had pieces of her work in the exhibition - and helped to curate it. I met up with Sue and Anne Sophie Cochevelou. They both make their own jewellery. Anne Sophie had made a new necklace for Sue - but in this picture Sue is wearing one she had made herself. Sophie is wearing some of her Barbie jewellery. I do love to see what people make themselves to wear! The event was very colourful - but I was in the mood to wear black!
Tuesday, 30 September 2014
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Tuesday, 23 September 2014
As some of you know, the whole of the Grays Antiques basement was flooded some weeks ago. Vintage Modes - of which I am part - has had to be completely cleared. Our cabinets are still functional and are being sold from by the Grays Staff. It will probably not be until the end of October before our shop is revamped. In the meantime I am just playing with the jewellery! Here are some of my Art Deco favourites! #ArtDecoCompact #ArtDecoNecklace #ArtDecoDressClip #ArtDecoHatFlash
Sunday, 21 September 2014
This is a Lea Stein bangle with two snakes heads in striking black and white. Although I can get Lea Stein brooches - other items are more difficult to get and I was very pleased to get two of the snake bangles. The other one is in navy and red. This one is rather small -being about 2 3/10 inches in diameter. The red and navy one is a bit bigger. Full details on the web site - www.gillianhorsup.com - price £78 reference 2691 C1/13
Thursday, 11 September 2014
Here are two of the pieces I will be taking to the Eltham Palace Art Deco fair on Saturday and Sunday 13th and 14th September 2014. They are not currently on the web site. They are enamel paint on chrome and are quite hard to get now. I hope I will see some of my customers at the Fair. Currently my shop at Grays Antiques in central London is still shut due to flooding but all 10 glass cabinets are now back in operation and can be served from by the Grays Receptionist. #ElthamPalaceArtDecoFair #ArtDecoJewellery #ArtDecoBrickPatternChromeJewellery
Tuesday, 9 September 2014
This is a simply, attractive, probably 1950's floral spray brooch on white metal. It has diamente and emerald green glass stones. In good condition. Love these brooches. Good for vintage events! See full details on my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com - price £35 reference 2688.
Sunday, 7 September 2014
This is very large indeed - approx 6 x 3 inches - I have never had a filigree brooch so big! It is on white metal and has black glass stones and small, clear flat backed stones. 1930's or possibly earlier? Reference 2687 B139/24 Price £95 www.gillianhorsup.com #VintageFiligreeBroochHuge
Wednesday, 3 September 2014
These are gorgeous beads - in a clear glass with a surface pattern, and black glass loops overlaid round the bead holes. The necklace has at some point been rethreaded. I am a bead fanatic and always like getting beads I have not seen before! Full details of this necklace are on my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com and the price is £120 and the reference 2685. #ArtDecoGlassNecklace #Black&ClearGlassDecoNecklace
Tuesday, 2 September 2014
This is a green mirror glass necklace from the Art Deco period. The green, faceted pieces of glass have a mirror backing to reflect the light. These are now quite scarce - especially those that have the pieces of glass right round the necklace. This one has 20 pieces - and they are backed with brass. It is quite small in length - barely 16 inches -but small pieces of chain could be put in either side. Price £135 reference 2684 B148/45 - see full details on my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com #ArtDecoMirrorGlassNecklace - #GreenMirrorGlassNecklace
Sunday, 31 August 2014
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
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