Paris, France

Art Deco and designer jewelry collector, partial to early plastics...


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Isadora Paris Galalith Pin/Brooch - 1970's/1980's - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Isadora Paris Galalith Necklace - 1970's /1980's - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Machine Age / Art Deco style screw-back earrings - Art Decoin Art Deco
Jakob Bengel Art Deco Machine Age Necklace - 1930's - Art Decoin Art Deco
Lea Stein 1970's Twist Bangle - Art Decoin Art Deco
Satsuma Japanese Vase - Early 20th Century - Asianin Asian
Japanese Satsuma Vase - Early 20th Century ? - Asianin Asian
Papuan Mask - 1950's ? - Folk Artin Folk Art
Vintage Anchor Earrings - 1960s? - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Lea Stein Box - 1970's - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry


  1. Thank you! :)
  2. Thank you! :)
  3. Hi Mike. I have a set that is very similar to yours with the same pattern and the same clasps (mine is silver-toned and marked 835). It belonged to my Mum and dates from the late 1970's. Hope this he...
  4. Thank you ladies! :)
  5. Thank you! :)
  6. Thank you for your comment, nutsabotas6 ! :)
  7. At your service! You're right, this jewelry is 'something else': fun and classy at the same time. And always fashionable.
  8. You're welcome. It is my pleasure to share my humble knowledge and to learn from others... Bye for now!
  9. Very nice, recent and probably from India.
  10. Gorgeous! Love the dress too!
  11. You are now the proud owner of a Jakob Bengel necklace, Elizabethan: congratulations! And have a nice weekend too! :)
  12. Hi there! No doubt your necklace is by Jakob Bengel. It is a beautiful piece... Congrats! ;)
  13. Hi and thanks again! Yes, Lea Stein is considered to be an 'Art Deco' artist even if she worked in the 1970's.
  14. Hi! Thank you. No unfortunatly, most of them aren't marked (a few of them are marked "guarantie" on the clasp). But the style is very recognizable. I carefully examined Bengel's jewelry on Sheryl's Ar...
  15. Thanks to all fot the "loves" and compliments! :)
  16. You're welcome! You helped me with my Victorian necklace, remember, so I'm glad I could help you in return...
  17. Thank you very much! :)
  18. Hello! No doubt your bangle is by Lea Stein (circa 1970). I has the typical Lea Stein ivory pattern and 'faux-clasp'. Congratulations! Kindest regards from France... :)
  19. You're welcome! Cheers! ;)
  20. Thank you! :)
  21. No doubt this is Quimper earthenware. These are made in Breton workshops and each piece is signed by the person who has decorated it. Lovely!
  22. Just found some sticks to match with it... From the same period, made of chrome and red galalith.
  23. Thank you so much for these very interesting links vetraio50! I'm going to read this carefully...
  24. Thanks! Yes my eyes are trained now... ;) But the book by Judith Just about Lea Stein Jewelry is a good help! You can see the same box (bigger and in different colors) in the book.
  25. Thank you!
  26. Thank you! :)
  27. Haha! ;))
  28. Thanks!
  29. Thank you! :)
  30. Thanks! :)
  31. Hi southcop! Agram.m thinks the necklace dates from the 1880's. Do you share her opinion?
  32. Thank you! :-)
  33. Wow, thank you Agram.m! You made my day! I got this necklace for a few euros... Neither the lady I bought it from neither I even suspected its distant origin. But indeed, this necklace looks very much...
  34. Thank you for these very interesing comments! On the contrary, you do sound like an expert! ;)
  35. Thank you! It was no hard work for me: it is my pleasure to handle such treasures and give them a new lease of life... Maybe I missed my vocation! ;)
  36. Thanks Phil! Bakelite is actually not very difficult to recognize with a little experience, but it's easier to get real bakelite when you have to possibility to handle it (a simple picture can be mi...
  37. Juicy! ;)
  38. Thanks very much ! :)
  39. Thank you Karen! Yes indeed, Lea Stein is quite pricey. I actually bought most of my brooches at flea-markets here in Paris. Lea Stein is not as famous in France as in Anglo-Saxon countries and if yo...
  40. Thanks for your very kind comments! I was on vacation and I've just read them. André Putman is a great source of inspiration to me, thanks for mentioning her... Yes, Val, I love wearing this necklace!...
  41. Merci ! :)
  42. My pleasure ! ;)
  43. Thank you !! :)
  44. Thank you! :)
  45. Hi! I've just read your commentary... I didn't know what gutta percha was. Thanks for all the info! Very interesting... I actually have no idea if it is gutta percha or bakelite. It tests for bakeli...
  46. Thank you! :) To Newtimes: As you said in one of your comments (about your wonderful polka dot bangle), collecting bakelite is not that popular in Belgium as well as in the rest of Europe actually (I...
  47. Thank you! I had a look at you bakelite jewels Val and they are stunning! Reminds me I also have a few pairs of earrings I could show here...
  48. Thank you for the compliment!
  49. It is three times as much as what I paid for it on Ebay a few years ago!
  50. Thanks! A serigraphy is a sort of print. The serigraphy pins are those depicting ladies'faces or flowers and looking like small paintings. The patterns are printed on the plastic. I love the cats too...
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