$ 1,500.00

1939 Coro "Carmen Miranda" Bracelet, Gold-Plated Rhinestone Clamper

One of the rarest pieces of costume jewelry

Approx. Size: Interior Dimension - 2.25" (5.7 cm); Width - 1.50" (4 cm)

Condition: Very good, no dead stones, very minor wear on inside

Mark/Label: This piece is unmarked.  There is matching brooch with Trademark #13 as a mark.

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The famous gold-plated clamper bracelet by Coro made in 1939.  Dubbed the Carmen Miranda, this large openwork bracelet features large rhinestone camellias and daises with glass cabachon centers in red, blue and green.  Rhinestone pave petals surround the cabochon centers with green enameled leaves hanging on the gold stems.   This bracelet is very dimensional with each camelia sticking out almost 1/2 inch. Tab close has three rhinestones on the top.   Carmen Miranda stacked two of these on her arm during the Cuanto La Gusta dance number in the 1949 movie A Date With Judy.

Emanuel Cohn and Carl Rosenberger started Coro in1901 as a small accessories store on Broadway in New York City. The company officially changed it's name to Coro Inc., a combination of the two names, in 1943. Coro was once one of the largest costume jewelry companies in the world and employed many distinctive designers including Adolph Katz, design director; Gene Verecchio; Oscar Placco; Robert Geissmann and Massa Raimond. The company filed for bankruptcy in the late 1970s. Coro had a large number of jewelry lines.   Check out the VJSE blog for a great article on Coro and Vendome.


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$ 145.00

Vintage 1930s Beaded Blouse, Navy & Pink Crepe de Chine

Interesting combination of navy blue and salmon pink silk crepe de chine.  
Approx. Size:  Small, but please check measurements below
Condition: Good. Minor wear commensurate with age. Some minor bead loss at top right shoulder
Mark/Label: None

One of a kind - Get it before it’s gone.

Beautiful beaded vintage blouse from the 1930s.  Front yoke, sleeves and back are all in navy. Lower part of the front is in pink.  This blouse is slightly tucked at the waist.  Navy blue beading runs down the front fringing over the top of the pink.  More navy beads fall down the of the front.  The beading has an aurora coating that really makes them glisten. Three quarter sleeves with decorative horizontal darts near openings.  

This blouse is meant to be tucked in and was part of a set with a matching high waisted skirt since there are buttons along the bottom of the back and the bottom front edged is pinked rather than hemmed. Blouse is longer in the front than the back.  Back zipper side and side snaps. Light shoulder padding.  


Approx. Measurements taken flat:
Shoulders: 14.5" (37 cm)
Bust: 16.5" (42 cm)
Waist: 15.5 (40 cm)
Length in Front: 23 (58.5 cm)
Length in Back: 19.5 (50 cm)
Sleeve: 18” (45.5 cm)
Sleeve Opening: 4.5" (11.5 cm)


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$ 95.00

Black Lace & Straw Turban circa 1920s, Holland Hats

This vintage turban is a real treasure.
Hat Size: 22" (56 cm)"; Outside Diameter:  10" (25.5 cm); Height of Crown 3" (7.5 cm)
Condition: Hat is in good shape considering the age. Minor defects in the crinoline. Rhinestones are intact.
Mark/Label: Holland Hats, New York, Registered
One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it's gone.

Late 20s or early 1930 turban style hat. Layered black straw with crowned wrapped in black floral lace. Very narrow straw trim topped with crinoline. Large rhinestone decoration on the side.  Black silk lining.

In my research, Holland Hats was very prominent in ads during the 1910s-1920s. One of their ad campaigns advertised "Hats for Matrons. Modes that soften lines and detract years from a woman's appearance".


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$ 55.00

1940s Brown Pouch Handbag by Princess, Gold Crown Clasp

You're the vintage princess with this extraordinary 1940s purse

Approx. Size: 8" x 7" x 3 (20 x 77.5 x 7.5 cm); Straps are 1" (2.5 cm) wide; 6" (15 cm) hang; Closure: 2" x 1" (5 x 2.5 cm)

Condition: Very good, minor wear on metal closure

Mark/Label: Bag by Princess

One of a kind. Get it before it’s gone.

Pouch style fabric vintage purse in medium brown. The focal point is the oversized crown snap close in gold metal. Beautiful brown satin lining with one main compartment plus a small pocket and an additional comb pocket, gold comb lock. Double straps. #FP126


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$ 200.00

Victorian Slide Bracelet, Silver Mesh, Red Glass Center by Whiting & Davis

Absolutely stunning Victorian Revival silver mesh bracelet by Whiting & Davis.

Approx. Size:  Mesh band is 1" wide  (2.5 cm);  bracelet adjusts up to adj up to 2.75" (7 cm) ; Center stone: 1" x 1.25"  (2. 5 x 3 cm)

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label: Whiting & Davis Mesh Bags


 Large center oval faceted red glass stone in a decorative dog tooth prong setting. Silver metal beading surrounds the stone.  Silver mesh band with tassel fringe.  This type of slide bracelet is a continuous piece that is tightened by moving the slide.  Best guess on the age is 1940s.

Whiting & Davis originally opened as the Wade, Davis & Co in 1876. In 1880 Charles Whiting joined the company and worked is way up the company from errand boy to artisan to the New York sales rep in ten years. In 1892, Charles Whiting wove by hand the first Whiting & Davis handbag from gold metal mesh, creating one of the first “It” handbags. The company also created their second iconic design, the snake bracelet late in the 1890s. By 1896, Charles Whiting had partnered with company cofounder Edward Davis and the name Whiting & Davis was born. Throughout the 20th century Whiting & Davis created highly sought after metal mesh handbags, jewelry and other accessories. The company is still in existence today using different jewelry marks to differentiate new items from vintage pieces.


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$ 125.00

1930s Art Deco Rhinestone Brooch by Fred Gray

This authentic 1930s art deco brooch is absolutely stunning.

Approx. Size: 2.5" x 1.5" (6.25 x 3.81 cm)

Condition: Very Good. No dead stones

Mark/Label: Star in a Circle, Made in USA. These marks are attributed to Fred Gray

One of a kind vintage item - Buy Now.


Rectangular brooch loaded with sparking rhinestones in a floral and leaf pattern. Backing pot metal. Nice size for dresses, jackets, coats or even handbags. 


We have not found much information on this company. We do know that Gray was a designer for Coro before starting his own company in the 1930s. 


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$ 52.00

Vintage 1940s Coro Victorian Revival Mourning Cameo

This Victorian revival brooch from Coco is breathtaking in it's detail.

Approx. Size: 2" x 1.75" (5 x 4.5 cm)
Condition: Very good
Mark/Label: Coro, design patent # 121349
One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it’s gone.

Oval black glass vintage cameo from Coro set in a gold metal rectangular "picture frame" setting. Small ring of pearl beading around the outside of the cameo. Wear as a brooch or hang from your favorite strand of pearls. Design patent number is dates from 1940. 

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$ 85.00

Vintage 1940s Italian Cameo Brooch- Pendant, 800 Silver

Delicate Italian cameo.

Approx. Size: 1.75" x 1" (4.5 x 1.5 cm)

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label: (800) cartouche

One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it’s gone.


Striking Italian orange cameo with 800 silver border. The 800 mark means that its 800 parts silver and 200 parts alloy. Not sterling. Cameo is hand-carved shell. Metal loop at top makes it a pendant as well as a brooch. Really pretty piece.


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$ 195.00

Vintage Opera Coat, Black Velvet, Vintage 1930s, Carson Pirie Scott

Own the room in this sophisticated opera coat from Carson Pirie Scott, Chicago.
Approx. Size:  Small
Condition: Coat is in very good shape overall. Fabric has been repaired around the buttons. 
Mark/Label: Carson Pirie Scott
One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it's gone.

Full length vintage opera coat in luxurious black velvet. Long coat hangs drapes from gathered shoulders. Open coat style with two large black art deco buttons at the top. Shoulder pads. Cream silk lining. Fab art deco CPS label. 

Approximate Measurements Taken Flat:
Shoulders: 21" (53 cm)
Bust: 19" (48.5 cm)
Length – Center Back: 57" (144 cm)
Sleeve Length: 21.5" (55 cm)
Wrist: 4.5" (11.5 cm)


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$ 42.00

1940s Pink Floral Hat in Cellophane Straw, Hat Size 21

Lovely very light pink cellophane straw hat with an interesting layered weave on the brim.
Hat Size: 21" (53 cm); Diameter: 12" (30.5 cm); Height of Crown 2" (5 cm); Width of Brim: 2.5 -

3.5" (6.5 - 9 cm)
Condition: Very good
Mark/Label: None
One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it's gone.

Light pink cellophane straw hat. Silk flowers in red, pink and ivory wrap around the front and side. Structured cap inside crown. Brim is slightly narrower in the back. Front of brim raised slightly in half circle. Cellphone straw is a straw made out of plastic fiber. Very pretty vintage hat. 


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$ 55.00

1940s Cocktail Hat, Black Velour Felt, Feathers & Beading, Hat Size 20

Here's a 1940s feather cocktail hat with a dab of sophistication
Approx. Hat Size: 20.5" (52.07 cm); Diameter: 8" x 7" (20 x 18 cm); Crown Height: 6" (15.24 cm)
Condition: Good, minor wear commensurate with age.
Mark/Label: Exclusively Parkridge; Merrimac Velour Regale
Vintage Item only one available - Get it before it's gone.

Back felt vintage hat with a side pom of feathers. Black beaded detailing top where the feathers meet the hat body. Hat body has two tiers in the front.


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$ 65.00

1940s Black Straw & Velvet Tilt Hat by Janyth Roy

Tilt hats fit most women and the corded details on the back of this one make it  stand out.
Approx. Hat Size: Fits Most. Diameter: 7" (17.5 cm); Crown Height: 1" (2.5 cm); Decorative back piece: 5" x 5" (12.5 cm)
Condition: Very good. Netting is in great shape no visible holes
Mark/Label: Janyth Roy New York, Label size 22
Buy Now. Vintage Item only one available.

Beautiful 1940s hat by Janyth Roy. Round straw top with back piece of wool felt. Long black netting may be worn either down over the face or over the back. Black wool piece on the back of the hat has decorative cording. This one fits on top of the head so fits most.

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$ 165.00

1940s Black Linen Tilt Hat by R. H. Macy & Co.

Channel your inner Katharine Hepburn with this sensational 1940s Tilt hat
Approx. Hat Size: One size fits most. Diameter: 17" (43 cm); Crown Height: 1"(2.5 cm); Width of Brim: 5" (12.5 cm)
Condition: Very good
Mark/Label: R. H. Macy & Co.
One of a kind vintage item - Get it before it's gone.

1940s tilt hat in black linen from R.H. Macy. Wide-brim with small crown. Off white ribbon crosses over front of crown in a bow.  Flattering wide brim adds an air of mystery. Wear tilted as originally designed or straight for a more modern look.


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$ 45.00

1930s Pin Up Pups Brooch by S. S. Kresge Co., Red Scottish Terrier

Fun early plastic brooch, from a series sold at S. S. Kresge Company during the 1930s.

Approx. Size: 2" x 2" (5 cm)

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label: None

Called Pin-Up Pups they were sold on a paper card that boasted "Our heads move" and indeed they do. The Scottie dog head can be turned as shown in the second photo. Does not test positive for bakelite. #JP135

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$ 55.00

1930s Red Scottie Dog Brooch, S.S. Kresge Pin-Up Pups

Called Pin-Up Pups. Fun early plastic brooch, from a series sold at S.S. Kresge Co. during the 30s.

Approx. Size: 1.75" x 1"  (4.5 x 2.5 cm)

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label:  None

Called Pin-Up Pups they were sold on a paper card that boasted "Our heads move" and indeed they do. Each Scottie dog head can be turned as shown in the second photo. Does not test positive for bakelite. 

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$ 55.00

1950s Rhinestone Brooch by Mazer Brothers

Perfect for cocktail attire

Approx. Size: 2.5 "x 1.5" (6.25 x 3.81 cm)

Condition: Very Good. No dead stones

Mark/Label: Mazer Brothers

One of a kind vintage brooch, get it before it's gone

Lovely silver metal swirl brooch with round rhinestones and navette and round stones in the base. Rhodium backed for maximum sparkle. Truly a lovely piece.  

The Mazer Brothers company was founded in 1926 by brothers Louis and Joseph Mazer in New York City. Joseph left to form his own company - Joseph J. Mazer and Co. - better known as JOMAZ, in 1946 while Louis continued Mazer Bros. into the early fifties. Later jewelry was designed by Andre Fleuridas, and in the 70s by Adolfo. Mazer is known for high quality, interesting designs and the use of Swarovski crystals. Mazer jewelry is very collectible.


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$ 85.00

1930s Czech Glass Necklace with Lampwork Beads

Beautiful glass bead necklace. Base color is a seafoam green with drops of red and black. The faceted black and crystal bead spacers really set off the lampwork.

Lampwork beads start as hot glass rods in the base color which in this case is green. Additional glass rods of different colors are set onto the base bead to provide different patterns and colors. 

Approx. Size: 16" long; largest beads: 13 mm

Mark/Label: None

Condition: Very Good

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$ 18.00

Alice Caviness Art Nouveu Pendant, Faceted Black Glass

Black glass Alice Caviness pendant necklace. This pendant is a large and will look amazing on your favorite long gold chain or pearls.  Prong-set faceted tear drop and round black glass stones.  Lovely oval filagree setting. Gold metal rope edging.  Chain is not included. 

Condition: Very Good

Mark/Label: Alice Caviness

Alice Caviness went from fashion and glove model to a high sought after jewelry designer in the 1940s. Not only did she design most of the jewelry herself, Alice was also involved in sales and supervised production. Her nameplate signified the highest quality in costume jewelry and was available on only the best high-end ladies shops. Caviness passed away in 1983 and the company ceased operation in 1990s.


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$ 12.00

Green Pinwheel Earrings, Prewar Germany

A subtle pinwheel design make these ear clips special

Approx. Size: 1" diameter  (2.5 cm )
Condition: Very good
Mark/Label: Germany
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Beautiful thermoset plastic vintage ear clips from Germany. Light green pinwheel design in the plastic.

Thermoset plastic jewelry is a type of melted plastic that is formed or poured into molds. Thermoset pieces cannot be reformed once they have been heated and formed making them strong and durable and perfect for jewelry design.  

The Germany mark rather than West (Western) Germany indicates these were made in Germany prior to the end of WWII


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$ 22.00

50s Black Straw Close Hat with Pink Silk Rose

Approx. Hat Size: 21"; Diameter: 10"; Height of Crown 2"
Condition: Hat is in good shape. Netting has large hole per first photo.
Mark/Label: Neusteter's Denver
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Lovely close hat in black straw with large stemmed pink rose on the top. Black netting in front can be worn over the face or tucked up under the hat. Two black velvet stays help keep this hat in place.

Neusteter's was a major department chain, in Denver, founded in 1895. The chain once had 9 stores in the Denver area. The last one closed in 1986.


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$ 18.00

1950s Saks Suede Slingback Pumps

Sexy 50s peep toe.
Approx. Size: Stamped size 5-1/2. Length is 7"; 3" heel
Condition: Very good. Tops are in excellent shape. Wear on soles. Needs new caps on heels.
Mark/Label: Saks Fifth Avenue Debutante Fashions.
One of a Kind Get It Before It's Gone.

Black suede peep toe slingback pumps from Saks Fifth Avenue.  Diamond-shaped cutouts around top of shoes. Buckle closure. Diamond shaped cutouts around top of shoes. Buckle closure. From  Saks Fifth Avenue Debutante. 


The debutante label was a junior line from Saks during the 1940s - 50s


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$ 75.00

1940s Bolero Style Blouse with Rhinestones in Pink & Black Silk Crepe de Chine

This beautiful short top with decorated sleeves also works great as a jacket.
Approx. Size:  Small, please check measurements below
Condition: Very good. No stains, rips or tears.
Mark/Label:  None
One of a kind - Buy Now

Beautiful short, nipped-waist top in black and pink silk crepe. Also works well as a jacket. Sleeves are decorated with burgundy and green Sequins, faux pearls and gold silk braiding in a flower and leaf pattern. Four large buttons in front covered in matching fabric. Glam look for either dressing up or in jeans. 

Approximate Measurements Taken Flat:
Shoulders: 15"  (38 cm)
Bust: 30"  (76 cm)
Waist: 28"  (71 cm)
Length: 21"  (53 cm)


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$ 48.00

Art Deco Changette Brooch, Onyx & Red Enamel, Hidden Money Compartment

Did your mom ever advise to "always have cab fare home?" Well now you can with this fabulous Changette brooch

Approx. Size: 3" x 1" ((7.5 x 2.5 cm)

Condition: Good, color still intact. Pin is operational. Back has wear per photo.

Mark/Label: Changette, pat. pend

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Unique design originally patented in the 30s, by the Changette Company allowed you to carry folded paper money or coins inside a beautiful brooch. Side door flips open to reveal your money. Red enamel and silver metal with black onyx. These pieces are rare and very collectible. 


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$ 75.00

Long Sautoir Tassel Necklace, 1920s Flapper Style

Made in the 1950s but belongs in the 20s. This glass bead, white rope sautoir necklace is the epitome of glamour. White and tan glass beads are woven into a rope with a tassel on each end. At 80" long this piece is very versatile. Wear it long, knoted or wrapped on the front. For a total glam look on your back per the third photo. This piece even makes a fabulous belt. A real Roaring 20s, Great Gatsby flapper statement#JN10

Approx. Size: 80" long

Condition: Very good.

Mark/Label: None

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