Share your favorites on Show & Tell

KENNETH JAY LANE PEGASUS....yes, another one!

In Costume Jewelry > Kenneth Jay Lane Jewelry > Show & Tell.
racer4four's loves1220 of 43215Art Nouveau Kralik mother of pearl iridescent glass vaseMy last motorcycle was a Honda
Love it
Like it

AndreamwAndreamw loves this.
Daisy1000Daisy1000 loves this.
Alfie21Alfie21 loves this.
Cokeman1959Cokeman1959 loves this.
kyratangokyratango loves this.
RichmondLoriRichmondLori loves this.
MarmorealMaidenMarmorealMaiden loves this.
clockermanclockerman loves this.
WatchsearcherWatchsearcher loves this.
BrunswickBrunswick loves this.
MrstyndallMrstyndall loves this.
racer4fourracer4four loves this.
auraaura loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
dav2no1dav2no1 loves this.
ManikinManikin loves this.
fortapachefortapache loves this.
kwqdkwqd loves this.
jscott0363jscott0363 loves this.
PhilDMorrisPhilDMorris loves this.
plein-air-painterplein-air-painter loves this.
valentino97valentino97 loves this.
See 20 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.

    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate

    Posted 8 months ago

    (116 items)

    You all remember my Coral Pegasus made by KJL? The one that was given to Bettina Von Walhof by Mr. Lane and she was kind enough to part with it?
    Imagine my surprise when I found out she had another one! This beauty has a jet black body and is identical to my coral brooch, with encrusted pave set wings and tail. Being over 2 inches in length, these brooches are very heavy. If you look closely you can see how thick the gold setting is. I have seen this piece in jade green, white with gold rs on the wings, but these were not for sale, they were in other collections. These are nearly impossible to find, as once they are in someone’s collection, that is where they stay! Yay for me that I now have two with wonderful provenance!
    I remembered Mary’s suggestion to write down where these two wonderful KJL’s came from, as they never saw a store. They went from the man himself to Bettina to me! So I asked her if she would mind writing me a small note as to their provenance! She was more than happy to do so! She wrote it on an article about her. See, she is a jewelry designer too, with a wonderful family history, who were performers in the circus all over Europe. She “had a way with animals”, and starred with Johnny Weismuller in the original TARZAN movies, was on Ed Sullivan and Wild Kingdom! She designs gorgeous animal, and holiday themed brooches, along with her Daughter, Michelle! They also design “one of a kinds!” I feel honored that I have not one but two brooches given to her by Mr. Lane!

    Kenneth Jay Lane Jewelry
    See all
    Vintage KJL Kenneth Jay Lane Gold Tone Acrylic Cabs Gold Tone Necklace 16"L
    Vintage KJL Kenneth Jay Lane Gold T...
    25+ Vintage Mod Gold Tone Necklace LOT Monet Trifari Napier Kenneth Lane 14kgf+
    25+ Vintage Mod Gold Tone Necklace ...
    Vintage Signed KJL Kenneth Jay Lane Enamel Snake Serpent Link Bracelet
    Vintage Signed KJL Kenneth Jay Lane...
    See all


    1. valentino97 valentino97, 8 months ago
      So great to have 2 from Bettina and KJL! Thanks for your research that some items never were meant for retail, but to specific customers. I'm sure that still goes on now. Very special! Love the provenance too.
    2. plein-air-painter plein-air-painter, 8 months ago
      Fabulous provenance. Very special! So glad they are in your collection!
    3. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 8 months ago
      Fabulous history helps propel this into the stratosphere, great find which you made happen !~
    4. RichmondLori RichmondLori, 8 months ago
      Now this is a collector's story for sure. How neat to be the the 3rd person to own sure wonderful jewelry pieces, but to actually know the 2nd owner -- true envy.
    5. dav2no1 dav2no1, 8 months ago
      Cool piece! Did you see my redwood burl coffee table i posted? I was thinking about your trip to the redwood forest.
    6. kwqd kwqd, 8 months ago
      Love these. What a great find and story!
    7. racer4four racer4four, 8 months ago
      What a fab post!
    8. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 8 months ago
      Wow, Eileen, what a score!
    9. Brunswick Brunswick, 8 months ago
      I Do Not Practice It, Yet, In The World Of Mythology, Pegasus Had Alot To Do With Music.

    10. valentino97 valentino97, 8 months ago
      And Mobile Oil too.
    11. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 8 months ago
      I didn’t know that Thomas... learning something new on CW.
      That I did know Mary...looking at Trey’s very cool Mobil Signs!
    12. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 8 months ago
      I am so thankful to all who loved my KJL Pegasus:

      Mary ( valentino97)
      Maureen ( plein-air-painter)
      Scott ( jscott0363)
      Kevin (kqwd)
      Lori ( RichmondLori)
      Karen (racer4four)
      Thomas ( Brunswick)
      Patricia (Watchsearcher)
      Leanne ( Daisy1000)
      Pascale ( kyratango)

      Thank you Mary! Remember it was your idea to write down the provenance! I was just so pleased Bettina Von Walhof agreed. I do believe these were in his New York Showroom, and she was given several pieces by him, so these are out there ( maybe) just very hard to come by! Bettina decided to sell her KJL collection and Michelle gave me a sneak peek at some. WOW, There was a Medusa I had never seen before! But the price was a little up there at 4 figures!

      Maureen, I am tickled these are with me too! You would believe I gave the Coral one away to a dear friend? ( or so I thought) That was how much she meant to me. But she returned it out of spite. I guess I should thank her, huh? Now these precious pieces will go to my Daughter someday :)

      Thank you for the great comment Phil. It’s always nice to know where a piece comes from, and these, well, pretty special indeed!

      Lori, yes, it’s true I am the third to own these. ( and the last, ha!). But to be honest, I do not know Bettina Von Walhof personally! Her Daughter, Michelle, has a shop in Etsy, And we got to messaging one another, and well, you know the story from there...

      Dav, thank you for your kind comment, and yes, your table is beautiful! Thanks for stopping by!

      Thanks Kevin, it’s nice to know the story behind our finds. This certainly was a fun one!

      Karen, thanks you so much! Fab is the word!

      MrsT. Yes, I do feel so honored to own not one but two of these fantasy horses from the same source, and an incredible source at that!!

    13. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 8 months ago
      UPDATE! Michelle sent me a picture of her family with the Three Stooges, when they appeared on the Ed Sullivan show!
      Her family history is amazing and she was so kind to share photos with me, also a photo of Bettina at 10 years old! If you haven’t ever looked at their jewelry do yourself a favor and check it out! Stunning pieces, pricey but worth every penny!!!
    14. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 8 months ago
      Thank you clockerman for stopping by and loving my fantasy horses! Very kind of you!
    15. Andreamw, 5 months ago
      Every time I think I don't really like "figural" brooches, I see something like this! WOW! And the story is even better! Thanks for sharing.

      I have not been to CW in a long time. I struggle with the format. What I do is go to the Costume Jewelry show and tell, but I don't understand why the items shown are not in any kind of chronological order. I see an item posted 2 weeks ago, then 2 years ago, then a few months ago.... Is it always like that?
    16. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 5 months ago
      See? This was posted over 3 months ago and because I answered your question as best I could, it’s on top. And it shouldn’t be, it had it’s time on top....
    17. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 5 months ago
      What I am trying to say is very time a comment is made or the love button is hit, it goes back on top. I wish CW could “fix” this as some pieces are shown over and over again, causing new pieces to “drop”.
    18. Andreamw, 4 months ago
      Thank you so much for the reply Eileen! I will try to be disciplined and refrain from liking or commenting on old posts and see if it starts to make more sense to me.

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.