French jet demi-parure

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Here is a matching set I got recently. Lovely glossy black glass (AKA “French jet”) and a kind of stylised crown shape for the clip on earrings, and a big leaf-shaped brooch. They always get plenty of compliments. 1950s, judging from the design and also the clips – it’s unsigned. Navette-shaped stones were quite popular [...]

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Favourite handbag

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My current favourite handbag. It’s probably early mid1950s – early 1960s, and made of vinyl with lizard embossing, and brass fittings. Maker is Stylecraft Miami. It holds a lot more than most vintage bags and one of the inner pockets is just the right size for an iPhone. The bag is all black on the [...]

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