If you're in town then come and visit us at: The Antique Connection Mall
12815 Central NE
New Mexico, 87123
Morning Glory Collects…
things we love to buy, wear and share
French, German, Italian,
|DECO French blue glass beads|
and artificial pearls necklace with gold tone chain and pendant circa 1930, necklace
15", pendant portion 2-1/3".
|DECO French blue glass beads,|
silver tone mesh and chain necklace circa 1930, 15-1/2" necklace with 4" front drop.
|DECO French blue glass lozenge|
shaped beads, slightly iridescent long glass beads and artificial pearls
strung on silver tone sautoir, 33".
|FRENCH European pink speckled glass beads and pearl seed beads necklace|
and bracelet circa 1930, two pearl rounds missing, barrel clasp, necklace
16-1/2" by 5/8", bracelet 8" by 5/8". Both necklace and bracelet are marked
"made in France" on one side of the clasp. View
|DECO French silver tone mesh|
necklace with speckled glass pink and clear beads and artificial seed pearl
circlets, embossed sterling silver leaf design stations, 15" .
|DECO French pink speckled|
glass beads and artificial seed pearls necklace, 24" necklace with 1-1/2"
FRENCH Deco deep orange-brown glass
beads necklace with artificial pearl spacer circles, floral motif stations, all
on a silver mesh band, circa 1930, 15" long.
ITALIAN pink nubby glass beads necklace and
earrings, necklace 17" earrings 7/8".
ARTIFICIAL pearl drops
dramatic large brooch, this is European, probably
French, and a sizeable 7-1/2" for extra drama. View #Y33795
chain strung rich cobalt blue and pink speckled glass beads necklace with
antiqued gold tone filigree and
unusual marcasite roundelle spacers, marked "Made in France" on the
|DECO French green and white|
marbled glass beads chain strung necklace with gold tone filigree cap and
artificial pearl circlets spacers, 15".
|CRYSTAL necklace, "Made in|
France" crystal beads and gold tone metal spacers, gorgeous reflective
|DECO French green glass and|
artificial pearl necklace, 48" with a 3-1/2" molded glass and graduated
artificial pearls strands, chip on shoulder.
|DECO French green marbled|
glass beads with antiqued gold tone filigree caps, spacers and mesh chain,
|DECO Czechoslovakia marked|
green glass teardrop shaped 2" pendant with artificial seed pearls wrap on a
24" green and black glass beads and artificial pearls necklace.
FRENCH DECO silver, green glass, onyx and marcasite brooch with a
European style trombone catch, marked "made in France, 2-1/3".
FRENCH foiled glass cabochon links necklace and earrings made in France for Dior. The
glowing cabochons are a color I have never seen before, a sort of blue,
gray, silver combination, gorgeous and surrounded by clear rhinestones, all
set in silver tone metal.. Just wonderful in person. Each piece is marked
"MADE IN FRANCE". The back shows crimping of the stones, like Countess Cissy Zoltowska CIS designs, the "S" hook clasp in similar to vintage Dior
pieces, and this is why I make this attribution. In excellent condition,
this set will be the highlight of any collection. Courtesy of Lee Kalmus.
DECO French green press molded
glass 1-1/2" pendant on a double strand of artificial seed pearls with green
molded glass circles and beads, 15-1/4" with 3-3/4" front drop.
FRENCH Art Deco blue glass
bead necklace with marcasites, marked on the barrel clasp "Made in
France", strung on wire, 18".
FRENCH clear rhinestone flower fur clip with layered petals set in
gold tone, marked "Depose" on the back, the French word for patented, 3"
by 2-1/3". This is beautifully three dimensional like a true flower,
EUROPEAN DECO French
silver mesh and carnelian colored glass necklace, circa 1930s, 14-1/2".
JAC Jorge Alberto Cohen, Netherlands, Art Deco style marcasite and 835
silver bracelet, brooch and earrings with embossed and partially frosted and
embossed glass inserts, marcasites and onyx bar links, circa 1980. The
bracelet is 7-1/3" by 1-5/8", brooch 4" by 1-5/8", and pendant clip back
earrings 2-1/3". Other pieces by this Dutch maker can be seen in the Christie’s
Elizabeth Taylor Auction in December 2011,
HERE. Mr. Cohen was based in Amsterdam, but has since passed away. He
was born in 1941 and died in 1993. According to Ginger Moro’s wonderful
book, "European Designer Jewelry" on page 233, Cohen found vintage molded
glass elements in Paris and combined them with modern silver, onyx,
marcasites, and chrysoprase to fashion his Deco inspired jewelry. According
to Cohen, he was also inspired by the Amsterdam School designs from earlier
in the 20th Century.
ILJA DE BRUIN, Netherlands, Art Deco style black onyx pendant with
marcasites and a carnelian, chain marked "sterling" on the clasp, all
circa 1990s. The hallmark has the Neatherland key and "835" and the
maker’s mark reads, "JdB" and is used by Ilja de Bruin, master designer
from Amsterdam since 1993. de Bruin is the sister of JA Cohen, another
jewelry who made this style in the 1990’s.The pendant portion is 2" by
3/4" wide and the chain is 20".
ILJA de BRUIN moonstone and paste brooch set in 835 sterling, hallmarked
for the Netherlands and circa 1990s. Fully hallmarked for the maker and 835
sterling on the back, it 2-1/2" by 2-1/4" and is in absolutely
excellent condition in every way. The design reminds me of clouds or waves.
The maker is the sister of another excellent jewelry maker, J. A. Cohen.
GERMAN earrings of iridescent blue and green crescent shaped poured
glass cabochon clip
earrings, . Marked on the back "Made in Germany". I have also seen these
crescent-shaped glass elements used in Alice Caviness jewelry.
FRENCH swan brooch with
pearlized wings, poured Gripoix glass buds and leaves, and rhinestone accents set in gold tone, circa 1940s, 3".
This could be a Coco Chanel but with no marks I cannot say for certain.
GERMAN GES GESCH blue rhinestone rooster brooch set in silver tone,
marked on the back "ES GEST P", 2-3/4" by 2-1/2". Unfoiled brilliant stones
in blue, yellow and pink, both rounds and rectangular cuts. Ges Gesch is
short for "
a German term similar to our trademark or copyright. This is in excellent
GERMAN marcasite and sterling rose motif dangle earrings with a joint between the top and
bottom to make them move even more freely, marked "Germany sterling" on each
back and with the original screw-back findings, 2-3/4".
FRENCH silver marked paste enamel deco black brooch boxed, hallmarked,
1-3/4". The hallmark is tiny, but I think it is the French eagle mark and
the letter "B". It has the European style trombone catch on the back.
FRENCH European necklace with lapis colored triangles and silver- and
gold-tone textured accents with red rhinestones, 23" by 1". This is marked "Made
in France" on the back.
|GERMANY sterling and marcasite|
with unfoiled green rhinestones, pendant 2-1/8" including loop on a 29"
paperclip chain, brooch 1-1/2" and screw-back earrings 2-1/8".
|FRENCH blue and opalescent white|
glass beads necklace with blue glass seed beads and clear rhinestones at the front,
strung on wire, circa 1930, 15-16" with a 3-3/4" front drop.
|GERMAN sterling, black glass|
cabochon and marcasite necklace, 18-1/2" with a 2-1/2" front
drop. The pendant is layered and slightly domed and each link is
detailed and set with marcasites, really lovely. View
KNOLL & PREGIZER sterling German bow and circle pendant necklace
with natural sapphires and clear pastes set in sterling silver, marked with their overlapping "KP" mark and the number
"935" for 935/1000 parts sterling, more than the requirement for
sterling, The pendant is
1-1/16" and the chain is 15".
KP Knoll &Pregizer
German sterling bracelet with bead set clear pastes and azure cut open
backs, safety chain, marked on the clasp "KP sterling" , 7" by 1/3". The back is as
beautifully made as the front, a masterful piece. All high quality and circa 1940.
MADE in FRANCE deco green and clear rhinestones brooch. Marked on
the back "Made in France". This wonderful pin is from the 1930s, and is 2-1/3" by
1". It has the European style trombone catch and that works perfectly.
The unfoiled emerald green glass rhinestones are open set and
rectangular in shape, and the clear ones are round, with some graying as
can be seen in the photo. It is priced accordingly.
|ROUSSELET necklace with glass|
beads in cranberry and green and artificial pearl petals, wired to floral
volutes and with glass bead spacers. Marked "Made in France" on the back of
the clasp. By the French maker Rousselet with
characteristic elements and construction for the designer Robert Piguet,
Although it is unsigned it is very well documented. The necklace is 15-1/2"
by 7/8" . View
|FRENCH cranberry glass beads bib necklace|
with huge glowing beads, clear
rhinestone rondelles, milky translucent glass beads, and brilliant
colorless rhinestones in dangling prong settings. Most likely French based
on the construction and all the materials, including the screw barrel clasp.
The gold tone metal is heavily antiqued on the front, giving a nice contrast
to the beads. Circa 1950, 15-1/4" with a 2-3/4" front drop.
|FRENCH pink and green faceted|
beads and aurora borealis choker necklace, an unsigned Rousselet, 14" by
glass beads 9-strand 17-19″ necklace with poured glass catch and 1″ matching
J BOUISSOU flower bouquet brooch
with softly colored enameling on gold tone, 2-7/8". This is by a
Paris maker named Arthus Bertrand and I have only seen a few others like it.
It has a tube catch, often used in European jewelry. View
TOPAZ colored raindrop-shaped glass drops and faceted black bead 16" necklace,
gilt filigree butterfly brooch with marcasites, 3" by 2". Marked on the
back "Germany sterling". Designer Alice Caviness had these in her
jewelry line, too, also made in Germany but with her label added. This
one isn’t signed by her though. On the head of the butterfly is an
orange color as you can see in the photo, and the finish is a soft gold
rather than a shiny finish.
ALICE CAVINESS circa 1965 Catalog page.
GOLD on sterling with hand set marcasite.
GERMANY gilt sterling filigree and marcasite brooch
and earrings. Brooch is 1-3/4" by 1", clip back earrings 3/4", all in
excellent condition. Each piece is signed "Germany sterling" on the back,
along with a maker’s mark that I cannot read. Alice Caviness bought pieces
like these and applied her mark to them, but this is not a Caviness set. A
similar brooch and earrings can be seen in her circa 1965 catalogue though
FRENCH red enameled lips pin with clear rhinestone teeth, 2-3/8".
red and black bakelite beads necklace with silver bead spacers, 16".
carved apple juice and silver tone chrome plated metal bird brooch, probably European, 3-1/2". See
Grasso’s Bakelite Jewelry page 75.
EUROPEAN Deco geometric blue Galalith and
with sterling paperclip chain 18" necklace with 1-1/2"
front drop, circa 1935. See the same necklace in red in "Warman’s Jewelry"
by Romero, page 155.
SILVER frog with two snakes
pendant, total length 18-1/2" with 1-1/2" pendant, marked "950",
|EUROPEAN Deco blue Galalith|
and chrome tank track pattern geometric segments, chrome beads, chrome
and sterling paperclip chain, circa 1935. The entire necklace is 19"
with a 2" front drop. See the same necklace in red in "Warman’s Jewelry" by
Romero, page 155.
BRACELET purple cabochons and opalescent glass links bracelet with
red, green and blue rhinestones and glass pearls accents all set in gold tone, 7".
This beauty also has it’s safety chain. This might be a
Kafin or Grosse Germany, but it has no signature at all.
GERMANY beautifully made purple cabochon and opalescent
rhinestones 14-15" necklace, 7" bracelet and 1-3/4" earrings,
BRACELET purple and pale yellow opalescent glass cabochons bracelet set
in a gold tone twist chain links, 7-1/4" by 7/8" with safety chain. This
looks like pieces marked "Germany" that I have had in the past. See other
pieces in this series in Carole Tanenbaum’s "Fabulous Fakes" on page 143.
This might be a
Kafin or Grosse Germany, but it has no signature at all.
GERMANY dragon necklace with
opalescent glass stones and black rhinestone accents all set in matte gold
tone, marked "Germany" inside of the clip, wearable length 18-1/2".
gold tone 17" by 1-1/2" necklace, 2" brooch and 1-1/4" earrings with mother-of-pearl,
art glass cabs and purple and green rhinestones. See this set other pieces
in this series in Carole Tanenbaum’s "Fabulous Fakes" on page 143.
WEST GERMANY aqua art glass cabochons with
purple rhinestone accents14-1/2" to17-1/2" necklace with 1-1/4" earrings,
|ROUSSELET French unsigned necklace with red an green glass beads and leaves|
and artificial pearls, circa 1940s, 15" by 1".
BIGAL set pink and black plastic necklace and
earrings, marked "Made in France", 20" length with 2" earrings, circa 1980. This European set looks
amazingly like glass until you look closely, and the fruit and leaves
motif is lovely. View
attributed gray and white artificial pearls 14-16" necklace and 1"
pearls necklace and earrings, marked France on the clip back earrings
only, with a barrel clasp on the necklace. The necklace is 16" long with
a 2-1/3" pendant. This is probably a 1930’s Rousselet, but with no mark
I can’t say for sure. View
ROUSSELET necklace with pink,
purple and opalescent glass petals and artificial pearls, 14-1/2" by
3/4". A lovely European piece marked "Made in France" on the clasp.
L. ROUSSELET unsigned French pastel
glass necklace with delicious lavender, pink, pale blue, purple and white beads
and rhinestones, strung on wire, wearable length 16-1/4", front drop 2-1/2",
petals and artificial pearls 15" necklace and 1-1/4" earrings.
BLUE and pink
pastels glass beaded pin, probably European, 2-3/4".
GERMAN pink glass petals and
rhinestones affixed to woven backing 15" necklace with 2" front drop and
1-1/8" earrings. View
WEST GERMAN amazing long dangly clear rhinestone and glass pearls
earrings set in silver tone, moves in four segments, 5-1/4" clip backs,
marked "West Germany".
GERMAN four-stands necklace and earrings of iridescent pink and brown
glass leaves, and glass beads that are the color of carnelian, tiger eye and
brown, necklace wearable length 15-1/4" and clip back earrings 7/8". All
signed and in excellent condition.
|MADE in FRANCE metallic|
long oval brooch with celluloid pink and cream rose, 2"
GERMANY sterling bracelet with seven rectangular links, each with a
pierced shamrock design, marked on the clasp "Germany sterling" and an
unidentified maker’s mark, with a safety catch. It is 7" by 3/4".