I do love Art Deco celluloid snake bangles and buy them whenever I can - any colour/size/width/price! Here are 5 in various sizes in a cream colour. They do - of course - come in lots of other colours - but there always seem to be more cream ones. Please let me know if you are looking for anything in particular! www.gillianhorsup.com - reference 2735
Thursday, 29 January 2015
Tuesday, 27 January 2015
This Lea Stein butterfly brooch - the large version - is in a most unusual colour. The outside has a silver pattern. The inside is a blue colour with circles. It was so difficult to photograph and the photo does not do justice to the silver colouring. It is quite a large brooch - being approximately 3 1/2 x 3 inches. Price £68 reference 2734 C4/44 www.gillianhorsup.com
Monday, 26 January 2015
Since moving back into my shop at Grays Antiques, I have had problems putting all the stock back - there just does not seem to be the space for all the vintage jewellery I had in there before the flood! I had not found a place for these celluloid dog brooches yet - but will have to find somewhere. If you like any of them - please do contact me before coming to the shop - just in case! (My website has a 'contact me' section - www.gillianhorsup.com)
Saturday, 24 January 2015
I love vintage diamante double dress clips brooches - especially the Art Deco looking ones! I always have a good selection in my shop at Grays Antiques in London. Dress clip brooches come apart into two dress clips which clip onto a metal frame. There are so many different types of frames and dress clips! I have even seen ones that have small clip earrings attached two. I even had one with a diamante ring that clipped on by swiveling
Sunday, 18 January 2015
Here are 6 Chinese cinnabar lacquer buttons and a buckle. They are not matching but were probably bought together. They have a Chinese paper label and were probably from the 1920/30s. The buttons are slightly darker and the buckle. Full description on my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com - price £95 reference 2732 C5/1. Chinese cinnabar lacquer is built up layer by layer and then carved. The imitations are made of plastic. It would be easy to make a belt with this buckle.
Friday, 16 January 2015
This is a Coro set in gold tone metal - made up of a necklace and bracelet. It is probably 1950's. The light blue ?lucite stones have pieces of gilt metal inside. There is a full description of this set on my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com - look under Vintage Sets. It is fully marked. A good example of Coro's use of early plastics - the style is looking backwards but the Lucite is looking to the future! Price £120 reference 2731 C1/23 - Come and see our huge stock at Grays Antiques in central London.
Sunday, 11 January 2015
In my shop at Grays Antiques - where I have a large selection of vintage jewellery - clip earrings are always popular. So many of our customers tell us they have difficulty finding them! Have just got in these sapphire coloured stones gold tone clips. I am not sure of the date but they are so very well made - but have no name. Perhaps they were part of a named set. See full description on my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com - price £65 reference 2730 C4/4 quality and condition very good.
Sunday, 4 January 2015
This is a small handbag mirror. It has a great Art Deco picture of a stylized