Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Art Deco Bracelet with Dark Blue Glass Pieces

So pleased with this - it's an art deco bracelet with 6 dark blue molded pieces. Although it is worn on the back - the brass is showing through the white metal surface - the glass pieces are in tact! Someone has obviously worn it a lot but has been very careful not to damage the glass! So often these pieces are damaged. It is £88. The reference number is 408 A187/28. www.gillianhorsup.com

Sunday, 20 December 2009


If you need a classic set - this is it! It's Givenchy, very well made, fits well and could be worn together or separately. It is stamped Givenchy on both pieces. If you need me to measure the pieces, do contact me. I usually have some vintage Givenchy pieces in my shop at Vintage Modes in Grays Antiques. The price is £148 for the set. http://www.gillianhorsup.com/ - gillian@horsup.globalnet.co.uk.

Sunday, 13 December 2009


This is a frosted glass stones brooch by Hobe with faux pearls and white paste. Hobe made very good quality jewellery firstly in Paris and then in America. Hobe jewellery was never cheap. This brooch is beautiful - the quality is excellent. I wish I could buy more Hobe but I don't see it very often at a price I can afford! The price for this lovely vintage brooch is £78. The reference number is 405 A190/12.


A Pavone Clown brooch. Pavone jewellery is made by Marie-Christine Pavone from reworked galalith (which is an old plastic that cannot be moulded - it has to be hand cut). This is a fabulous design. The blue/white pieces are stunning. Pavone mostly makes animals - it is nice to get something different. The brooch is £58. The reference number is 404 A189/42.

Friday, 11 December 2009


I thought these were fun! A pair of cats'faces clip earrings in black, white and red plastic. They are cheeky. I do not know the history but doubt if they have ever been worn.

Wednesday, 9 December 2009


Here are 3 of the latest additions to our Lea Stein collection. They have been selling well this Christmas and it is difficult to get replacements at this time of year - but we still have quite a few. If you are looking for a particular style/colour do let me know! They range from £40 - £55 in the main - unless it is something a bit different! The exchange rate has put the prices up a bit!

Monday, 7 December 2009


These are very large, round, clip earrings by Butler & Wilson - probably from the 1980's. They are made in gilt metal and have white square glass stones and some round coloured glass stones. They measure 2 inches across the diameter. I love the vintage Butler & Wilson jewellery - it is so individual! I always try to have some pieces in the shop. The earrings are £68. The reference is 400 A172/15.

Sunday, 6 December 2009


I have recently been asked for brooches in the shape of a hat - so was pleased to get this one. It is nicely made with sharp detail on the front. It is marked "925" but because it doesn't have an official hallmark I cannot describe it as sterling silver. Anyway it's a great shape and is one of many vintage brooches I have in my shop. It is £48. The reference number is 399 A188/55.

Saturday, 5 December 2009


A great set - comprising a French necklace and brooch. Cannot read the signature - except that it was made in Paris. The glass stones are lovely - the square stones are mauve and grey and the oval stones and mauve and lilac. The metal is dark coloured and it has the long, white stones as a contrast. The Set is £120 - or you could buy the pieces separately. This is one set from a large selection of vintage jewellery we have at Vintage Modes in Grays Antiques. Ref. 398 A122/25.

Thursday, 3 December 2009


This is a great 1970's pendant necklace in gilt with cream and green plastic pieces. Lanvin was making great pieces similar to this at the time. I cannot make out the mark on this one. It's a good shape and the condition is O.K. Just one item in the huge selection of vintage jewellery I have at Grays Antiques. It's reference number is 397 A187/6 and it's price is £65.

Wednesday, 25 November 2009


This is most unusual - it's a large, celluloid hanging brooch - with girl's head (cameo style) surrounded by coloured flowers and hanging from a bar. It's in such good condition - even the fine chord. I have never seen one like it! Its £55 and the reference number is 396 A186/41.

Monday, 16 November 2009


It is hard to get nice, large hooped earrings - and these are big! They are marked "Burberry's" and the drop from top to bottom is approx. 7 cms. The hoops are patterned. I did have a great pair of Butler and Wilson ones but one of the earrings fell into the water on a photoshoot - and I have not been able to find any as nice. So was really pleased to get these!

Wednesday, 11 November 2009


I love this amber bracelet. It has 3 amber pieces - each piece being a different shade of yellow. It is marked "925" and has some other marks - which are not British. The amber is in good condition. It would make a great present!

Monday, 9 November 2009


This is something I would have liked to have kept. It is a German Art Deco paste bracelet, channel set, and marked DRGM. The paste is not all bright and shiny but the colour is even. It has small, black (?) galalith beads in between the paste rows. These are so Art Deco, and so smart! They are also very hard to find now and I was so pleased to find it! Worth getting up on a Sunday morning early for.

Sunday, 8 November 2009


This is a Trifari gilt, faux pearl and white paste necklace. Good quality and condition. I used to be able to buy lots of this gilt Trifari but sadly now it is much more difficult to buy pieces in good condition. Very classic and smart!

Sunday, 1 November 2009


Not a thing to buy in Cairo so it's back to London! I found these on my return and they are mad! A pair of Askew gilt metal, clip earrings. They each have a bird with faux pearls, and bee and a butterfly - with leaves. They have a faux pearl drop. I love Askew earrings - they are usually quite special! Just the thing to wear over Christmas!

Monday, 12 October 2009

Original 1920s Shoes

A great pair of original 1920's striped fabric shoes in red, white and blue with elaborate diamante heels. Good condition overall.

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Beautiful 1970s Evening Dress

This early 1970s evening dress comprises of a silk chiffon hand sequined blouson top, small daisy motifs with tie at neck with skirt of black velvet. Full length gown . Size 14. In good condition.

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Friday, 2 October 2009


I have been lucky enough to buy some Bohemian glass bead accessories - I presume they are for dresses, bags etc. - and some glass bead tassels. They are lovely - and I am sure someone could find a use for them! Please let me know if you would like more details. http://www.gillianhorsup.com/

Monday, 28 September 2009

I was so surprised to see a celluloid fan with an Egyptian Revival theme. They are usually smaller with floral and cutout decoration. This one is so unusual with its Egyptian Revival decoration. It is £68. Unicorn.

Sunday, 27 September 2009

Pygmalion Globe Compact

This is the second of my lucky finds! It is a gilt, Pygmalion, globe compact. It has sifter, puff, and the black material drawstring pouch. The mirror has a few marks and the puff has a small split - but the compact itself is in good condition. Price £95

Kigu Bouquet Compact with Floral Lucite Top

I have been lucky - and have managed to buy 2 interesting compacts. The first is a Kigu "Bouquet" compact with a floral "roses" lucite top. The photo is from the top - but sideways it is in the shape of a flat bottomed, half ball. It has a carrying handle. It is in good condition and has the sifter and puff. It is a long time since I had once of these in good condition.

Price £95

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Beautiful Stuart Weitzman bag

A beautiful bag by Stuart Weitzman for Russell and Bromley, with an iridescent skin effect. The bag has a flap opening with a gilt clasp fastened with a magnetic popper. There is an external zip pocket , an internal zip pocket and metal detailing on the corners. The strap is 67cm long.
Measurements: w 28cm x h16cm x d 4cm


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Wonderful gold chain mail evening bag

This is a wonderful evening bag. It not only looks great, but is large enough for all your essential and heavy enought to hang beautifuly. The chain mail is in excellent condition.

Measurements: 24cm x 16cm


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Bought these two wonderful animal pendants - but we have all disagreed about what they are! Are they cats, dogs or March hares! Anyway they are quite mad and I love them! They are in gilt metal and are quite big - they are approx. 2 1/2 x 3 inches - on a gilt chain. There are no maker's marks on them. They are £65 each.

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

This is a simply stunning brown crocodile bag , with a wonderful pattina. The bag has one internal zip pocket ,a single handle and 4 stud feet. Measurements w 25cm x h 19cm x d 8cm.The bag was probably made in Germany. £165 Susie Nelson

Saturday, 15 August 2009

Red Galalith Art Deco Necklace

You could not get more Art Deco than this galalith and white metal necklace! It was made in Czechoslovakia in the 1930's. It is very light and easy to wear. I love these necklaces - which were often made by a factory called Jacob Bengel in Germany. This one is great because it's origin is different - and it doesn't look quite the same. It would look good with some 1930's clothes - but equally it would also go with a contemporary outfit! More details on my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com

Wednesday, 12 August 2009


Bought a fabulous compact - the Coty "sleigh bells" compact - introduced in 1942. It has 6 little bells and space for rouge and powder. Really excited about this - I have never had one before. It's quite mad! For a fuller description see my own web site - www.gillianhorsup.com

Monday, 10 August 2009

Norman Hartnell Faux Pearl and White Paste Necklace

Thrilled to find a Norman Hartnell necklace - haven't had anything of his for so long. He was the Queen's dressmaker for many years and also designed his own jewellery. This is a very simple necklace of faux pearls and white paste forming a necklace of small flowers. It is marked on the back. Would be ideal for a wedding. It is £120. www.gillianhorsup.com

Saturday, 1 August 2009


I used to be able to buy these Art Deco short hat pins/hat flashes/cloche pins - depending on your choice! They are now getting hard to find - especially the double ended, coloured ones. Was pleased to get this one - and can supply an end for it if you need one. They look great in hats or on jacket lapels - especially if you are in to Art Deco! They are usually made of celluloid. www.gillianhorsup.com

Friday, 31 July 2009


An early morning find this! The necklace - from the 1930's - has a brown celluloid chain and brown/black celluloid leaves with streaky brown bakelite balls. This is a bit unusual as these necklaces are usually all celluloid. I have a blue one in the shop - but it does not have the bakelite balls. It is £85. gillianhorsup.com

Monday, 27 July 2009


These telephone cord bags were usually made in the 1950's. This one is in red, white, dark blue, yellow and green. The bag has a zip and a brass ring. It measures approximately 7 1/2 x 4 inches. It is £58. www.gillianhorsup.com

Saturday, 25 July 2009


Silver coloured metal mesh snake bangle - most likely by Whiting & Davis (the marking on the back of the head is indistinct). I love the earlier snake bangles but there is a demand for these at the moment. The price depends on the condition and how long the snake is. This one is a medium. The ones that wrap around several times are harder to find, and more expensive. The plating is in good condition. It is £65. www.gillianhorsup.com

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Large Flower Clip Earrings

A buying trip to Brussels resulted in some wonderful pairs of earrings - including these extraordinary clip earrings by IKU Paris. The flower head has the earring clip and the stalk and leaves dangle. The earrings are about 4 inches in length and are quite different! The weather in Brussels was horrid and to get a cheap fair we had to go far too early - but it was worth it. We have a good selection of clip earrings in our shop at Vintage Modes. £65. www.gillianhorsup.com

Monday, 23 February 2009

New dresses!

A 1960s Nina Ricci white silk dress with black organza bow, £500

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