Proceeds from this sale benefit the work of the National Jewish Women's Council, Approx. Size: 2" x 1" . (5 x 2.5 cm) Condition: Very good Mark/Label: Catherine Popesco One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it’s gone.
Add a bit of romance to your day with this pretty brooch by Catherine Popesco. Large bow in glittery burgundy enamel framed in gold metal and rhinestone. Art Nouveau style. Silver metal back. Proceeds from this sale benefit the work of the National Jewish Women's Council, http://www.ncjw.org/ . #CNJ-JB
Catherine Popesco is a native of Paris, France, the city which inspires her jewelry collection to this day. She uses original molds, stampings, tools and dies designed by artisans of Frances golden era, Le Bella Epoch, Art Nouveau and Art Deco eras. With her vivid imagination and the City of lights as her inspiration, Catherine has been instrumental in bringing these historical designs from the dusty basements of Paris to the light of the modern world. Earlier pieces such as this one were made in France. Her current collection is designed and manufactured in France, and assembled in the USA.
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.
Looking for some purple bling? This piece has it all . Approx. Size: 2.5" diameter (6 cm) Condition: Very good Mark/Label: None One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it's gone.
Large round brooch with two rings of dark purple rhinestones alternating a ring of aurora borealis rhinestones. One round center stone in lavender. Smaller AB stones are arrayed around the edge. Rhinestones are flat top with faceted sides and are all prong set. AB rhinestones have a special coating to reflect light with a prism effect. All this adds up to is a very special piece full of purple glam. Gold metal back.
Fun bright red plastic bubble ring. Abstract pattern in light blue. The pattern gives this ring a lot of depth. Proceeds from this sale benefit the work of the National Jewish Women's Council, http://www.ncjw.org/. #CN-JR4
A gorgeous pink and red swirl of color in this mid century rhinestone set. Approx. Sizes: Brooch: 2" diameter (5 cm) Earrings: 1.5" x 1" (3.5 x 2.5 cm) Condition: Very good Mark/Label: None Buy now - Only One Available
Bright pink rhinestone swirl brooch with larger red navettes. Coordinating pair of clip earrings. All stones are prong set. Silver rhodium setting. Beautiful set for Valentines Day.
Gorgeous modernist Christmas tree brooch. Tree is designed with brushed gold metal diamond-shaped sections interspersed with red diamond and green round rhinestones. A large clear rhinestone topper. CA-JX1
Beautiful strand of Venetian millefiori glass beads
Approx. Size: 28" long
Condition: Very good
Vintage Piece - Get it before it's gone
Handknotted with flat filigree spacer beads. Bright floral patterns in blue, red, white, yellow and black. Barrel clasp.
Millefiori is a glasswork technique which produces distinctive decorative patterns on glassware. The term is a combination of the Italian words "mille" (thousand) and "fiori" (flowers). The millefiori technique involves the production of glass canes or rods, known as murrine, with multicolored patterns which are viewable only from the cut ends of the cane. A murrine rod is heated in a furnace and pulled until thin while still maintaining the cross section's design. It is then cut into beads or discs when cooled.
Beautiful clip earrings from the famous Pakula Christmas Tree jewelry line. These earrings feature red and green rhinestone ornaments, with a clear rhinestone tree topper. Rhinestones are bezel set. Gold metal tree has lovely detailing. Paklua Christmas jewelry is highly collectible and so pretty to wear.
Pakula & Co. based in Chicago, IL and was in operation from 1932 - 1997. Their Christmas jewelry was manufactured for them by Hollycraft (Hollywood Jewelry Mfg. Co.) which was in operation from 1936 - 1978.
Beautiful carpet back in bright green leaves and red flowers
Approx. Size: 9.5" x 8" x 3.5" (24 x 20 x 9 cm) ; 6.5" (16.5) hang
Condition: Very good
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Lush carpet handbag in a bright red and green floral pattern on black. Double black leather straps. Three large compartments. Middle one has a snap closure with small zipper pocket inside. Silver hardware. Brass feet.
Bold and beautiful color block in red, black and white. Approx. Size: Fits most but please check measurements below Condition: Very good Mark/Label: GISPA, Made in Italy One of a kind vintage piece - Get it before it's gone.
Beautiful long knit cardigan - jacket. Made in Italy by GISPA. Red, Black and white color block pattern. Oversized shawl collar gathers around the neck and may be used as a hood. Open style with shoulder pads. No closure, no pockets. pads. 50& wool 50% acrylic.
Approximate Measurements Taken Flat: Shoulders: 22" (56 cm) Bust: 24" ( 69 cm) (open jacket so can go larger) Waist: N/A Hip: N/A Length – Center Back: 30” (76 cm) Sleeve Length: 20” (51 cm) Wrist: 6" (15 cm)
Fabulous 1980s Laurence Kazar Beaded jacket that the personification of 80s style
Approx. Size: Small, but please check measurements below
Condition: Very good.
Mark/Label: Laurence Kazar New York, Made in India
One of a kind vintage piece - Get it before it's gone
Base of jacket is black beadwork on silk. The jacket is accented with elaborate beaded scrollwork across shoulders, down the front and bottom of the jacket and at the base of the sleeves. Colors include red, gold, pink and clear. Shoulder pads, rayon lining. Label size Medium, but please check measurements below:
Laurence Kazar was a prominent label in the 1980s and 90s specializing in jackets, blouses and dresses with intricate beadwork.
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
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
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
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.
Sumptuous structured box handbag in bright red velvet. Gold metal ring decoration, hardware and feet. Interesting strap design with the single strap doubled back. One large compartment and one smaller zipper pocket. Flap latch closure. Don't you just love the fancy lining pattern in black, gold and silver?
One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it’s gone.
Approx. Size: 12" x 5.5" x 3" (30.5 x 14 x 7.5 cm); 5" (12.5 cm) hang
Condition: Very good, minor wear commensurate with age. One small spot on back see second photo.
Mark/Label: MB, Markay Bags, USA
Markay was a major American manufacturer active 1940s - 1970s
Bright red derby-style hat. Approx. Hat Size: 22"; Diameter: 9"; Crown Height: 4" Condition: Very good, netting intact Mark/Label: Union Label One of a kind vintage item - Buy Now.
Lovely bright red velvet hat with oversized satin ribbon hatband and bow. Bow and hatband are in a coordinating salmon pink that makes a striking combination. Bright red netting falls down the front and sides and folds into the back of the hat. Made in the 1960s in a 20s derby style.
Jewelry as abstract art. Approx. Size: 2" x 1.5"; 3 large stones are 20mm; 20 x 11 mm & 25 x 15mm Condition: Very Good Jewelry mark: Kramer, made in Austria One of a kind - Buy Now
This brooch by Kramer is a real piece of art with an abstract design loaded with rhinestones, and a beautiful variegated red porphyr art glass cabochon stone. Rhinestones are clear, blue, purple clear with an aurora borealis coating. Brooch is enhanced with detailed gold metal prongs and gold glass leaves.
Porphyr or Purpurin (glass is an opaque glass of brownish to lustrous deep-reddish color which in classical antiquity was used for residential luxury objects, mosaics and various decorative purposes. This type of glass is somewhat harder than normal glass but can be easily cut and polished.
Kramer was founded by Louis Kramer 1943. Since all activities of the company were centered in New York City many of the pieces are marked “Kramer NYC or Kramer of New York. The company was know for it intricate design work and use of rhinestones particularly in floral or geometric patterns. Kramer was also a maker for Dior in the 1950s-60s. The company closed in the 1970s. Read Madge's article on this storied costume jewelry company.