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