Saturday, 27 May 2017

LEA STEIN BROOCH - THE DACHSHUND DOG - BLACK SILVER RED

Haven't had a Lea Stein Dachshund dog for ages so was pleased to get this one.  Like the colours too - black, silver and red.  Full description of colours, size etc. on my web site.  It is a genuine Lea Stein - with the correct pin - Lea Stein Paris.  Please beware the copies - the actual Lea Stein ones are so much better!  Price £65 Ref: 3062 C68/21
Lea Stein Brooch - Dachshund Dog - Black Silver Red

Thursday, 18 May 2017

VENETIAN VINTAGE FOIL BEADS - GOLDEN YELLOW, LILAC & CLEAR GLASS

A lovely row of vintage Venetian foil beads in golden yellow and lilac.  So difficult to find undamaged rows of Venetian foil beads. 75 not very large beads that I have re-knotted.  On the hunt for some more!  See them at my shop in Grays Antiques in central London - a few minutes from Bond Street Underground Station.  Ref: 3060 C63/55
Venetian Vintage Foil Beads - Golden Yellow, Lilac & Clear Glass

Friday, 12 May 2017

COLOURFUL LONG PATTERNED CLIP EARRINGS

 It's been a rather dull day weather wise but these long dangley patterned clip earrings would cheer up the darkest day!  I have no idea how old they are or what they are made of!  They are quite light and in good condition.  See them on my web site.  I always have a large selection of colourful dangley clip earring in my shop at Grays Antiques in central London.  So near to Bond Street Underground Station.  ref: 3059 B63/59
Colourful Long Patterned Clip Earrings

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

ART DECO HAIR COMB - IVORINE COLOURED CELLULOID WITH COLOURED STONES

So please to get this wonderful example of an Art Deco hair comb.  This one is ivorine coloured (like ivory) celluloid.  It has a zig zag red pattern and some other coloured decoration.  It also has round glass coloured stones.  Full description on web site - together with condition and size.  Ref: 3058 C64/2
Art Deco Hair Comb - Ivorine Celluloid with Red Decoration & Coloured Stones

Thursday, 4 May 2017

CZECH GREEN GLASS VINTAGE CICADA EARRINGS - LEVER BACK FITTING

This Czech green glass cicada earrings came out of a shop that shut in 1972.  The shop was opened around 1900.  The then owner used to go to Gablonz to buy jewellery/findings.  According to the family member I am buying the jewellery from, this man was her grandfather and he knew the Neiger brothers and was able to speak the language.  His daughter took over the shop and jewellery was made using the old components bought by the grandfather.  (Apparently the Neiger brothers used to let him have components they no longer wanted).  In 1972 the shop was shut - due to family problems - and the contents stayed in place until the daughter died recently.  I have a large quantity of stock which I am sorting through.  The glues and threads on a lot of pieces have deteriated and will need to be replaced.  Although it is fun sorting through everything that I have bought so far - there is such a lot of work to be done I don't know how I will get through it all.  Luckily this pair of earrings did not need any attention!  Ref: 3057 YL8 Price £65
Czech Green Glass Vintage Cicada Earrings - Lever Back fitting

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

LEA STEIN JEWELLERY - COPIES AND FAKES

I have loved Lea Stein jewellery for many many years.  She and her husband started in the late 1960s making buttons etc.  Her jewellery has - over the years, attracted so many followers.  The Fox has become iconic!  However unfortunately there are so many cheap copies and fakes coming - presumably from the Far East.  I do not think it is acceptable to sell these cheap imitations - especially as they are copyrighted.    Swamping the market with cheap copies often puts companies out of business.  Please do not buy them - even if the price is tempting - it really is not fair!  I am currently doing battle with Amazon - as they have a range of Lea Stein copies at the moment.  Easy to find in Brooches.  If you love Lea Stein please add a review - Amazon do not like a 'hate' review - and please explain why!  The people buying them might love them - but they seem quite unaware that they are copies of someone else's lifetime's
work.