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Morning Glory Collects…
things we love to buy, wear and share
Wonderful and unusual jewelry,
both signed and unsigned
RETRO green and clear
rhinestones retro brooch, 3-1/8" by 1-3/4".
large 3" dress clip with green and clear rhinestones.
DUETTE style unsigned clear rhinestones and
baguettes brooch/clips circa 1935,
tone and marcasite 2-5/8" brooch with molded glass flowers.
cabochon and rhinestones pin/pendant, 3-1/8" on 26" chain.
GREEN and caramel rhinestones and
glass beads comprise this wonderful brooch and earrings.
|BASKET brooch with|
molded glass flowers, 2-3/4".
brooch and earrings set, red, green and clear rhinestones set in gold tone,
2-3/4" and 2" pins and 1" earrings.
dangle brooch with clear and red rhinestones and cabochons.
HAND DRAWN Ruth Kamke
art work for the brooch at the right. Ruth did this drawing after the brooch had been made, and
she drew it for another dealer friend of mine. What a treasure, especially
for a serious collector.
KAMKE designed RARE flower fur clip with three dazzling clear
rhinestone flowers that each have red collet set stamen and green enameled
leaves. When I say "rare", there were only two of these ever made! Designed by Ruth Kamke for the jewelry company Fallon & Keepler,
circa 1940, along
with art work and a Kamke photo with her jewelry, 4-1/4" by 4-1/4". Included
are Ruth’s hand written notes and her own etched signature on the back of the
brooch along with a color photo of her with some of her jewelry spread out
before her. Clip circa 1940. F&K made jewelry for many well know houses.
PHOTO of the designer, Ruth Kamke, with some of her jewelry designs.
|ASIAN sterling princess|
fur clip with a gold wash and red, blue and pale yellow rhinestones, circa
|BEAR pot metal panda bear|
brooch with clear and black rhinestones, 1-3/4".
|STERLING vermeil bow and|
dancing lady brooch with green rhinestones, circa 1945, 3" wide. It is
marked "sterling" on the back.
PENDANT paperweight or Goofus
glass insect pendant set in a gold filled pendant on a 10 karat yellow gold chain,,
circa 1900, pendant is 1-1/3" on a 19" chain.
cabochons floral buds brooch with a red, blue and green cabochons and
clear rhinestone pave, 3" by 2-1/2". This is much nicer than the camera
can show because all the cabochons glow as you move.
The basic brooch is all original, but it now has all new clear
rhinestones, replaced because this unusual brooch deserved better than
the gray ones it came to me with.. Here’s how it looked before it was redone.
TURQUOISE Asian style carved
turquoise pendant in the shape of peaches and leaves, paperclip chain,
14-1/2" long with 1-5/8" pendant.
and artificial pearl lily-of-the-valley brooch, 5", possibly a Coro see
patent number 125,676 dated 1941.
ENAMELED grasshopper pin with green rhinestone collar, 2". #Y22489
ENAMEL monkey in
a palm tree brooch,
BLUE and green
plastic morning glory bouquet pin, 4".
brooch made of fabrics and metal and a rock crystal, circa 1990.
BLUE and pink
pastels glass beaded pin, probably European, 2-3/4".
AQUA small cabochons grapes brooch with clear rhinestone accents,
all set in gold tone, 4".
2-1/2" brooch with pastel green cabochons and rhinestone pave.
GREEN rhinestone grapes brooch with enameled leaves and clear
rhinestone accents set in pot metal, circa 1940, some enamel wear, 3-1/4".
ENAMEL green, brown tree and
blue glass moonstone fruit brooch set in pot metal, 2-1/2"
STERLING and aqua rhinestones bracelet.
|CORO clear, red and blue|
rhinestone tree brooch set in silver tone
clear rhinestones and gold tone acorns pin, 3". The maker of this was
Adrian M. Scannavino, seen in "Adrian Classic" by Whalton, page 22-B.
ACORN red glass
cabochon acorns and gold tone oak leaves brooch, 2-7/8". The
designer of this was Adrian M. Scannavino, seen in
"Adrian Classic" by Whalton, page 22-B. View
clear rhinestones stylized 2-3/4" flower brooch.
AQUA deeply colored unfoiled
marquis and clear rhinestones floral brooch set in sterling, marked "sterling"
on back, substantial quality piece, 4".
AQUA, green and yellow
unfoiled and foiled rhinestones, green enamel leaves and aqua marbled
glass cabochon 2-3/4" brooch with dangles and 1-1/2" earrings.
|GREEN suede brooch with|
fur, bows and gold tone beads, charming and
unusual circa 1935, 4".
|AQUA glass nuggets meant to|
simulate turquoise set in gold tone brooch with hollow bead accents, circa
1940, 2-1/2" by 2-1/2". This is very similar to other Eisenberg pieces we
have had but I cannot definitely attribute this unusual piece to Eisenberg as yet.
pink and blue rhinestone 2-3/4" brooch and 1" earrings.
|ORANGE art glass or|
"Easter Egg" cabochons and yellow rhinestones rectangular brooch set in gold
tone. View #Y35444
|COLORFUL large glass|
balls and golden colored metal disks necklace in red, blue, yellow and green, 15" and
about 2" wide. The glass balls are brilliantly colored and are in
2 different sizes, strung in a loop so they are likes clusters of grapes.
Wonderful and unusual to say the least! View
INSECT brooch with green furry
wings and yellow and orange enameled body, 2-1/4". Hattie Carnegie made some
of these fun "brush" brooches, but this one has no maker’s mark at all.
RHINESTONE 4-3/4" comet brooch,
circa 1945. View
and aqua rhinestones 2-1/4" umbrella pin set in silver tone.
brooch with enameled egg, 2-1/3", illegible mark on the back. View
BLUE oval cabochon and enameled
1-3/4" brooch. View
MOON OVER MIAMI round rhinestone
paved pin with faux moonstone moon, 2-1/4″. Ralph
Singer’s daughter told me that, "This was designed by Oreste Agnini for
his wife. He was partners with my father, Ralph Singer, in "Agnini &
Singer" which adopted the trade name ‘Ora’ in the late 40s. This brooch was
Vauxhall blue glass starburst pin, 2-1/3". Vauxhall
is sometimes called "mirror glass" because of the silvering like a
mirror it has on the back and it’s reflective nature, and it was made in
BROOCH & EARRINGS
with sparkling green, yellow rhinestone and
aurora borealis in a gunmetal setting, Austria style, 2-3/4",
with matching earrings.
BROOCH Vauxhall glass garnet red bar brooch, 2-1/2" by 3/4". The rich
red color and faceted stone just glow with light..
DiMARTINO clamper bracelet with richly colored
watermelon aurora borealis, contemporary jewelry by Tennessee artist Anne
DiMartino, some of which are one of a kind. She uses many of the
rhinestones used in Juliana D&E jewelry, which was made in circa 1960, 50
|LN POT METAL|
stylized floral brooch with blue unfoiled demi-rhinestones.
gold, blue and green rhinestones and watermelon brooch, 3-1/8".
BROOCH blue rhinestones and
aurora borealis crystal beads large 3-dimensional 4" brooch.
GRAPES rose and blue cabochons and green rhinestones grapes brooch,
green rhinestones set in antiqued silver tone 3-1/3" brooch with rose
rhinestone accents, 1" earrings.
BLUE and clear
rhinestones and red and green cabochons brooch with artificial pearl
accents, 2-1/3". Pendant hook allows it to be worn on a necklace as well.
watermelon and purple, rose and pink rhinestones set in antiqued gold tone
round 2-1/3" brooch with dangle 2" earrings.
Dragon’s breath aurora borealis
cabochons and blue rhinestones unusual art glass necklace, probably Austrian.
PURPLE foiled and unfoiled rhinestones and aurora borealis 2" pin and 1"
earrings in japanned setting.
and dangle pin in silver tone with purple and clear rhinestones 3-1/8" circa
UNSIGNED large purple and clear rhinestones brooch, 3-1/2".
RHINESTONE purple and clear
rhinestone hinged fur clip with "pools of light" tips, 2-3/4".
and lavender rhinestones and cabochons brooch, 2-1/2".
PINK rhinestones and cabochons brooch set in gold tone, 2-1/3".
FOAM colored 2-3/4" aqua and soft green rhinestones and artificial
pastel moonstones brooch.
BLUE and green carved glass rose and rhinestone 3" brooch
and 1-1/8" earrings.
RED carved glass rose and rhinestone 2-1/3" brooch and 1-1/8"
earrings. View #Y27983
|MADE in ITALY green glass beads and branch|
coral 2-3/4" brooch and 1" earrings.
"crinkle" stones and lavender rhinestone 2-1/8" brooch and 1"
"crinkle" stones, aurora borealis and rhinestone 1-3/4" brooch
and 1-1/3" earrings.
CATHE aqua and pearl colored
"crinkle" stone and blue aurora 2-3/4" brooch and 1-1/2" earrings.
pink and green with aurora brooch with antiqued gold tone leaves, 2-3/4".
rhinestone 2" sterling vermeil heart on gold tone mesh 15" necklace.
green aurora borealis and rhinestones set in antiqued gold tone earrings,
FROSTED molded glass leaves and deep orange glass cabochon set in gold
tone brooch with pendant hook on back, 3-1/4".
View View #Y39125 39215
PINK molded pink satin glass leaves brooch set in gold tone and
accented with gray rhinestones, 2-3/4" by 1-1/2". The leaves have a
shimmering look and are really lovely, some of my favorites. I have seen
them used in signed designer pieces, such as Hattie Carnegie, and in
unsigned jewelry as well.
PEACH molded glass leaves and
orange glass cabochon set in gold tone brooch with pendant hook on back,
PENDANT 2-1/3" hinged rhinestone pendant on 19-1/8" chain,
circa 1920. View
PINK "moonglow" and clear rhinestones 14-1/8" necklace and
and clear rhinestone paste screw back earrings, 2-1/2".
FRENCH LIPS red enameled lips pin with clear rhinestone teeth, 2-3/8".
|LIPS red enamel lipstick lips|
brooch with cigarette, gold tone back, 1-1/2".
SMILE brooch with red rhinestone lips and glass pearl teeth set in
textured gold tone, 2-1/3" by 1-1/2". Brilliant color and in
excellent condition, age unknown but probably relatively contemporary..
or circle brooch in gold tone with glass pearls set in brushed gold tone metal, 1-5/8". Note
the three heart-shaped elements that hold the pearls, very clever and circa
|PERFUME pin with purple and|
yellow enameled blossoms set in gold tone, 2-3/4".
HORN animal horn wasp over leaves brooch with a
blue half egg shape, possibly French, 3-1/4" by 2-1/8".
RETRO style red and clear
rhinestones brooch set in gold tone, some stones graying, 2".
BRILLIANT faceted glass circle brooch with
red green and blue glass fruit salad style molded glass leaves and clear
rhinestone bows, circa 1940, 2-3/4". This is a brilliant beauty
with only a few graying rhinestones noticeable only upon very close
examination. This is the same piece seen in Christie Romero’s book
"Warman’s Jewelry", 2nd Ed, page 139.
View # Y28355
RETRO gold tone mesh fob-shaped brooch with red and clear rhinestones in buckle
motif, 1-7/8". View #Y29431
gray rhinestone and pink aurora borealis in japanned setting brooch, 2-1/3″.
RED faceted crystals on long gold tone stems trembler brooch
with bow, 4-1/3".
RED rhinestone and red
aurora carved stone brooch, circa 1955, 2-1/3″.
and clear rhinestones shovel and bucket brooch, 3-1/2".
clear and blue rhinestone flag brooch with red bead dangles, possibly an
JEWELED wings fur
clip, gold tone and rhinestones 2-7/8″, unsigned.
SAILORS pot metal sailors brooch with clear
rhinestones, black enamel and artificial pearls, circa 1940s, 2-1/4".
JACK-IN-THE-BOX chatelaine brooch
with aqua cabochons, clear rhinestones and black enameled details, 2" pin, 1-1/2"
pin, 6" chain. View
BEE sterling vermeil looking enameled bee brooch with clear
rhinestones, 2". This has the look of sterling vermeil but is not marked. View
FLORAL motif bracelet of clear rhinestones set in pot metal and fastened onto a
black fabric band, circa 1930. The band is lined inside with metal, making the bracelet
somewhat adjustable in size.
BLACK bracelet with amber
colored centers, marked inside one link "LBMDJ", relaxed size 7" and
1-3/4" wide. It looks like jet and amber but is actually plastic and/or resin.
A kind French lady tells me that the initials stand for, "Laboratoire
Biologie Marine Daniel Jouvance", which was a company that made cosmetics in
the 1980s, as well as today. The bracelets were given as gifts to good
clients, and they are made of plastic. Even though it is more contemporary
than it looks, it is lovely to wear
with the dramatic high-contrast coloring!
NUTS or brown seeds
brooch strung on woven brown cord, circa 1940, made a bit off-center at
the top, 4". This has elements of a Hess Haskell piece, but I
am not sure enough to call it one. View
|FLOWER rhinestone red and clear|
rhinestones set in brushed gold tone brooch, 2-3/4".
|RED red rhinestone and art|
glass cabochons brooch and earrings with long chains, circa 1960, brooch 1" by 3-3/4",
with golden glass beads which are made somewhat like vintage Christmas
ornaments in that they are hollow. Brown glass seed beads complete the
look, circa 1935.
rhinestone brooch with purple rhinestone center and chartreuse cabochon,
in heavily textured gold tone with red and aqua glass cabochons.
UNUSUAL flower bud fur clip
with large center topaz stone, chipped, and aqua, purple and clear
rhinestone accents, 3". View
lovely multi-colored rhinestones and cabochons set in gold tone. The colors
include purple, pink, green, topaz and white. The pendant is 2" and the
chain is 18". Strangely enough, at the front left of the pendant is an
eyelet, barely noticeable. I have no clue what it is meant for.
GATOR enamel, clear
rhinestone set in pot metal gator and palm tree brooch, 1-3/4" circa
1930. View #Y34866
brooch set with clear rhinestones set in gold tone, total length 8",
starburst pin 2" and moon 1".
unfoiled and clear rhinestones set in silver and gold tone brooch, 3-1/8".
beads and leaves wing-back earrings with rhinestone roundelles, 2".
SILVER and silver
tone leaves and flowers pin with purple stone cabochon bug, 5".
TOPAZ colored raindrop-shaped glass drops and faceted black bead 16" necklace,
CLEAR rhinestones set in silver tone
photo holder brooch, 1-5/8".
necklace with topaz-colored rhinestones and artificial pearls. View
|PALM enameled gold tone palm tree|
dangling charms of a monkey and a coconut and clear rhinestone accents, 2-1/2".
|FLOWER bouquet trembler brooch|
with topaz colored rhinestones set in gold tone roses, ferns and stems, a
large and lovely 4-2/3".
|BROOCH stylized bouquet|
brooch with red, blue, lavender, green, yellow and clear rhinestone set in
gold tone, a nice large 3-3/4" diagonally. How unusual!
GOLD TONE large bouquet brooch
with faceted topaz glass teardrop beads, 5-1/8" by 2-1/2", circa 1940. See
this same brooch in blue in Ettinger’s "Popular Jewelry, 1840-1940" on page
161. It is in excellent condition and while the finish on the gold metal is
like a Miriam Haskell piece, I have not found any other reason to make that
CAT’S EYE Maltese cross or starburst brooch with gorgeous purple
and rainbows cabochons, aurora borealis and a topaz-colored faceted
rhinestone center, all set in gold tone, 3-1/4". Around the center stone are
winged and crowned eagles, 4 of them with aurora borealis as their faces. It
also has a hook on the back so it can be worn on a chain as a pendant
necklace. Circa 1960, it is in excellent condition in every way.
BROWN, tan and green cabochons and
rhinestones paisley shaped brooch, 3-1/2″.
LARGE pink, chartreuse, tan and clear unfoiled rhinestones in japanned
setting brooch, 3".
DRAGONFLY brooch with dramatic colors of aurora borealis and rhinestones set in textured gold
tone, 3-1/2" by 3".
flower bouquet brooch with lavender, purple and clear rhinestones set in
gold tone, 2". View
by Rice-Weiner Company unsigned necklace, a 16" seven-strand necklace with
lady faces and rhinestones. An unusual piece with an historic flavor.
glass, yellow rhinestones and gold tone 4" brooch… this one is really
special! View #Y15583
CRESCENT Florenza style crescent brooch with purple
art glass cabochons, rose and lavender cabochons, yellow, chartreuse and blue rhinestones
all set in antiqued and textured silver tone,
2-5/8". View #Y33780
STARFISH green pink and tan
rhinestone and aurora borealis starfish brooch, 4".
AGATE cabochons set in sterling brooch, 1-3/4".
rhinestones set in silver tone bouquet of flowers brooch, 4".
CELERY green colored swirling green, pale yellow and aurora borealis rhinestone brooch
with multiple prongs on the larger rhinestones and all set in gun metal gray
metal, a real beauty in excellent condition, 2-3/4".
The sparkle in these stones is just brilliant!
MARCASITE and clear rhinestones set in pot metal pin, 3-1/4".
SPACE age brass 3-D space motif
brooch with black glass cabochon. I am told that this is an unsigned Jan Michaels
piece circa 1980s, but have not been able to confirm that, 5-1/3".
Army Service Corps badge with colorful embroidery work and dangling silver,
black and elephant charms. View
|VICTORIAN marked "Kelt" brooch, 1-5/8".|
Kelt is another word for Celtic or old Scottish. These designs are popular
and have been for years, especially among those interested in Scottish
culture, new age witchery, dragon tales and Goth style.
MOTHER OF PEARL
decorative plaque, possibly a sew-on buckle. Hand carved and engraved "Chef
dfla Mosouee d Omar", 2-1/3" by 3":
OLD FASHIONED pearlized enamel
telephone pin with clear rhinestones and artificial pearl, 2 pieces, 1-1/2"
by 1-1/2". View #Y33116
KIMONO hand painted porcelain
aqua, rose and pink pin with silk thread ties, 2-1/3" by 2-1/4".
CARAMEL brown and cream
swirled cabochons and rhinestones brooch, 2-1/2".
|BROWN givre and carnelian glass cabs 15"|
necklace and 1-3/4" earrings.
|CARAMEL marbled cabochons and|
rhinestones brooch with artificial pearls set in gold tone, 2-1/3".
|SABER chatelaine brooch, sword|
3-1/2" sheath 3" and chains 5".
|PURPLE rhinestones and aurora|
borealis set in gold tone with purple faceted glass bead dangles brooch,
|SALESMAN’S sample necklace,|
"Your Full Name" salesman’s sample gold tone necklace, 17". #Y34811
GREEN French glazed
ceramic trotting horse fur clip, 2-1/4". Marked "depose" on the clip
STORK in a landscape brooch
in gold tone, 3" by 2-1/2". The detail is terrific with an Arts & Crafts
feel and includes cattails, stylized water, flowers and leaves.
in raspberry glazed ceramic with gold tone accents, 2" by 1-3/4". The
trombone catch means this is probably European.
RED and white enameled
leaf earrings with Italian millefiori glass beads centered with an artificial pearl and
clear rhinestone veins, screw backs marked "sterling", 1-1/3".
FLOWER colorful enameled flower brooch with
Italian millefiori glass beads and enameled flower and leaves, a nice large
3-5/8". The enamel work is a bit roughly done but so colorful that
it makes up for that!
CHATELAINE Jack and Jill
chatelaine brooch with slight paint wear but great personality, Jack 1-5/8" Jill 1-3/4", chain 1-1/2".
LIGHT fur clip with red, green and yellow glass balls as stop, go and
caution, each of which is half black and all of which rotate, circa 1940s,
2-1/4" by 7/8".
NECKLACE carnelian colored glass cabochons necklace, 16-1/2" wearable length
and 1-1/3" by 3/4" largest link.
LIGHT brooch with red, green and yellow glass balls for stop, yield and go, set in gold tone, 2-1/8" by 7/8". In excellent never worn
condition. Other makers did these fun traffic light brooches, too,
including Napier Company (see Melinda L. Lewis’s book "The Napier Company"
CORSAGE brooch in black and gray rhinestones, a double pin back corsage brooch set in textured
and antiqued silver tone, two pins on the back and hinged in the middle,
6-1/2" wide by 2-1/3". It is in excellent condition, but I
can only guess at the date, having never seen one quite like it before.
VEST made of 30 rhinestone brooch-shaped elements attached with golden
chain, said to be from the exclusive French Room of Hess Brothers of Allentown,
Pennsylvania, circa 1960s. This is difficult to photograph, but the brooch elements are lovely and remind me a
bit of Schreiner brooches, but they are not signed. Each has an art glass center
surrounded by colorful rhinestones in beautiful tones. This fits like a vest
with elements both front and back, and each brooch-like element is 2-1/3" by
2-1/8" in size. This lays better on a fabric with some weight,
like a sweater for instance. In over 20 years in the business, I have never
seen one like it!
PEACOCK EYE necklace set in five silver O’s, a 16" long necklace with 7/8"
wide O’s. The eyes are dichroic
glass and have vivid colors of green and blue, just like the eyes in a peacock’s tail.
Circa 1950’s, the glass eyes are in excellent condition and brilliant.
Now here is an unusual thing… on the left is a signed Nettie Rosenstein Asian
lady brooch circa 1960.
But on the right, looking like her cousin, is a pendant marked "Germany
sterling" on the back, and just a bit larger than the Rosenstein brooch.
The owner says, "… this is a remarkable piece, one you are not likely to find
another. Since Nettie didn’t patent her designs, nor did she leave historical
information on her career, designs and alike, ascertaining additional
information regarding this fantastical piece may just have to continue to be a
ROSENSTEIN textured gold tone and rhinestones and aqua cabochons pin of
an oriental lady with carved face holding a flower in her hand, circa 1960,
2-1/3". This is the same piece seen in Christie Romero’s "Warman’s Jewelry",
3rd Ed, page 204.
Nicole Medina on Ruby Lane
GERMANY sterling Nettie Rosenstein look Asian lady pendant with hand
carved ox bone head, 2-1/2" by 1-1/4". It is marked on the back,
"Germany sterling". Courtesy of the Deal Huntress on eBay. Note that
she faces the opposite way as the Rosenstein lady.
Nicole Medina on Ruby Lane