Sophisticated and simply beautiful, the AB coating really makes this brooch sparkle Approx. Size: 2.5" x 1.5" (6.5 x 4 cm) Condition: Very Good Mark/Label: Coro Get it before it’s gone
This Coro brooch in a teardrop shape has two rows of brilliant aurora borealis rhinestones with overlapping brushed gold metal detail in the center. Beautiful piece of cocktail jewelry. Looks fabulous on a hat.
Emanuel Cohn and Carl Rosenberger started Coro in1901 as a small accessories store on Broadway in New York City. The company officially changed its 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 article on Coro and Vendome.
Lovely floral brooch in bright yellow and amber. Net proceeds from this sale benefit the work of the National Council of Jewish Women, http://www.ncjw.org/. Approx. Size: 2" x 1" (5 x 2.5 cm) Condition: Good Mark/Label: None One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it’s gone.
• A classic mid-century brooch ups the interest level with yellow and amber rhinestones. • A row of clear rhinestones in the middle. • All stones are prong-set baguettes. • Bright gold metal setting.
Snazzy gold belt. Approximate Size (cm): Length: 31" (78.5); Length to first hole: 29 (73.5); Width: 1" (2.5); Buckle: 2.5" x 2" (6 x 5) Condition: Very good Mark/Label: Whiting Davis Mesh Bags, Schaffer Belts Inc. One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it’s gone.
• Fabulous Whiting & Davis gold mesh metal belt. • The mesh is very supple to easily fit your curves. • Large oval gold metal buckle. Three holes. • Made from Whiting & Davis mesh by Schaffer Belts.
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 its second iconic design, the snake bracelet late in the 1890s. By 1896, Charles Whiting had partnered with company co-founder 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.
Authentic 1930s gown in a very flattering design. Approx. Size: Small, but please check measurements below. Condition: Dress is in good condition considering the age. Beading is intact. Two small holes at the bottom of the dress that isn't noticeable when worn. One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it's gone.
Gorgeous medium green silk crepe gown.
Intricate dark gold beading on sleeves top 2/3 of gown.
Rounded necklace with beautifully folded detail.
Long vertical folds in each side of the bust line.
Empire waist Body hugging dress that flares out from the natural waistline.
Back has a lovely drape.
This dress was originally floor-length. We shortened it to tea length due to fabric damage.
Approximate Measurements Taken Flat Are For The Fitted Lining (cm): Shoulders: 17" (43) Bust: 17.5" (44.5) Waist: 15" (38) Hips: 20" (512) Length – Center Back: 54" (137) Swing: 36" (91) Sleeve: 10" (25.5) Zipper: 10" (25.5 cm)
A rare signed Louis Rousselet piece. Approx. Size: 7" long (17.5 cm) Condition: Very good, Mark/Label: LR in script, Made in France Vintage item - Get it before it’s gone
Signed Louis Rousselet bracelet.
Possibly made for Coco Chanel's boutique.
Emerald green poured glass.
Freshwater pearl linked clusters.
Gold-tone metal setting.
Decorate box clasp. http://bit.ly/2Dxg5JQ
Parisian jewelry Louis Rousselet (1892-1980) was known for his glass and Galalith beadwork and pearls. His business grew into one of the largest bead suppliers in the world and workers trained for years to learn his techniques. Rousselet was a true artist creating new types and innovative designs for glass beads and pearls. His work appeared in the boutiques of Coco Chanel as well as Jaques Fath and Piere Balmain. His jewelry was worn by many celebrities including movie and theater stars. His daughter continued on with the business which eventually closed in the 1970s. Most of his jewelry was unsigned and came with a paper tag. His components and findings are unique and recognizable. Signed pieces are very rare.
This melon brooch is pretty enough to eat - but don't. Approx. Size: 1.25" x 2.75";(3 x 7 cm) Condition: Very Good. No dead stones Mark/Label: Givenchy Paris New York One of a kind vintage item - Buy Now.
A large slice of juicy melon in lucite acrylic.
Gold plated metal.
Sparkling diamante crystal seeds give this brooch a very witty style.
Hubert de Givenchy was one of the most important fashion designers of the 20th Century. He founded his fashion house in 1952 and dressed some of the most important women of the day. Audrey Hepburn was his most famous muse. He trained with the iconic designers Jacques Fath, Pierre Balmain, Christian Dior, and Elsa Schiaparelli.
The House of Givenchy was split in 1981, with the perfume line going to Veuve Clicquot, while the fashion branch was acquired by LVMH in 1989. LVMH eventually acquired the perfume business as well. Givenchy retired in 1995 and passed in 2018 at age 91. Subsequent designers for the house include John Galliano, Alexander McQueen, Riccardo Tisci and the current head of design Claire Waight Keller.
Cool 70s style. Approx. Size: Total length: 29" (73.5 cm); Width: 1" (1.25 cm); Buckle: 2"x .75" (5 x 2 cm) Condition: Very good Mark/Label: Whiting Davis Mesh Bags Get it before it's gone.
Sophisticated gold metal mesh belt from Whiting & Davis.
Rectangular interlocking belt buckle.
Open weave mesh.
Vintage 1970s piece has lots of disco bling.
The belt is adjustable and is also very supple to easily fit your curves.
Cocktail party and wedding ready.
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 co-founder 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.
This gorgeous glass cameo looks like it's lit from within. Approx. Size: 2.5" inside diameter (6 cm); .25" - 1.5" width (.60 - 4 cm) Condition: Very good Mark/Label: Whiting & Davis Co Mesh Bags One of a kind - Buy Now.
Dark brown and bronze carved glass cameo set in an open-work gold metal bracelet.
Locking clamper with tab closure and safety chain.
Cameo is dog-tooth prong-set.
This gold bracelet is highly decorated with Repoussé detail and millegraine beading.
Silver snake belt by Whiting & Davis in their distinctive metal mesh. Realistic metal "scales" Very detailed head & tail. Completely adjustable, metal head clips on belt anywhere along the length so it also works wonderfully as a wrap necklace. This piece is part of an estate collection of snake jewelry and accessories.
Fun and kitschy mini dress. Approx. Size: Small, but please check measurements below. Condition: Dress is in good condition except for faint staining on the back shoulder. See 4th photo. Mark/Label: None One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it's gone
Fun and kitschy 60s mini dress in bright aqua. Bodice decorated with beaded trim around the shallow v neckline and front of the bodice. Additional beads are scattered above the waistline. Short sleeves.
Approximate Measurements Taken Flat Are For The Fitted Lining: Shoulders: 15" (38 cm) Bust: 16" (40.5 cm) Waist: 18" (45.5 cm) Hips: 20.5" (52 cm) Length – Center Back: 40" (140 cm) Zipper: 22" (56 cm)
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.
Beautifully beaded vintage blouse from the 1930s.
Front yoke, sleeves, and back are all in navy.
The 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.
Very stylish evening blouse from famed courtier Oleg Cassini Approx. Size: Small, but please check measurements below. Condition: Very good, some very minor bead loss which is not noticeable. Mark/Label: Oleg Cassini, He-Ro Industries, made in China One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it’s gone.
• Gorgeous 1970s black silk chiffon blouse with intricate beaded and sequined sunburst pattern. • Heavy beading around neck, bottom and at the ends of the cuffs. • Silk chiffon bodice with sheer sleeves. • Back covered zipper. Rounded neck and light shoulder pads. • This blouse is fitted in all the right places. • Narrow shirred sleeves are very flattering to your fans.
Oleg Cassini was an American fashion designer born to an aristocratic Russian family with maternal Italian ancestry. He came to the United States as a young man after starting as a designer in Rome, and quickly got work with Paramount Pictures. Cassini established his reputation by designing for films. He gained additional renown by designing for First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy. "The Jackie Look" was highly influential in American design. Cassini's designs such as the A-line, sheath and the empire strapless dresses continue to be influential.
Note on Size: Size Large on the label but this blouse is small. (Note vintage sizes run smaller than contemporary sizing. Please use the numbers below as a guide)
Lovely whimsical design of bugle beads on this jacket Approx. Size: Large, but please check measurements Condition: Very Good Mark/Label: Brilliante by J.A. One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it’s gone.
1980s black beaded silk jacket. Heavy beading around the collar down the lapels at at the bottom of the jacket and cuffs. Base is black silk chiffon. Hook close at the top. Rounded collar. Shoulder pads and polyester lining. Label size Large but please check measurements.
Fabulous black faux fur hat from the late & lamented Muses department store in Atlanta. Approx. Hat Size: 21" (53 cm); Diameter: 16" (40.5 cm); Crown Height 3" (7.5 cm); Width of Brim: 2" (5 cm) Condition: Very good. All rhinestones are intact and sparkling Mark/Label: Muses One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it's gone.
Black faux fur hat.
The wide brim and shallow crown give this vintage hat a very sleek look.
Matching hatband that crosses one side with rhinestone balls hanging from the ends.
Muse's Department Store was founded by George Muse in Atlanta, Georgia. We found this fun advertisement that shows the building.