Morning Glory Antiques & Jewelry
at the

and on the internet since 1996
12815 Central NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87123  USA
Jane Haley Clarke, owner
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Welcome to the beauty, history and art that is vintage jewelry. We buy and sell vintage rhinestone, costume, designer, bakelite, and antique Georgian & Victorian jewelry, sterling, and accessories.
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We work constantly to offer extensive jewelry research, pictures and information on our reference site " Jewel Chat " and gallery " Morning Glory Collects ". 
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Morning Glory Antiques & Jewelry presents

Costume Jewelry Magazine




Dealer's and Collectors Top Choices

Survey, December 2004

   I am delighted with the insightful comments from so many dealers and collectors, and thank you all so much for sharing your thoughts. The surprise is that, almost without exception, there were few "name" designers mentioned in the this year's top sellers, and none of them made the top four list. What a shock!  Who would have thought it a year ago?  Yes, Haskell is still strong, and a few mentioned Trifari, Schreiner and a couple of others, but the only category mentioned by almost every single dealer and collector was... "UNSIGNED". Just when attributing each and every piece of unsigned jewelry to a well-known maker has become something of an obsession, it seems that collectors are less interested in "name" than in "look". 

   Molly Garza said it for a lot of us who both sell and collect. "Our best selling items are gorgeous unsigned....and I am aiding the economy by spending, too!" Said Myrna Seale, "In last year's contest, 'category' meant almost exclusively specific designers.   But for me as a collector it isn't the designer, it's "type". Carol Bell. after naming some well-known makers that sold well for her, also said, "A surprise seller for me (since I sell mostly glitzy pieces) were pot metal pins with flower motif, enamel and a few rhinestones."  And Jenny Wren said it the funniest, "For me, unsigned pins are smokin' like a fresh-fired Saturday night special!"

   I heard it over and over... unsigned, unusual quality pieces won this year, hands down!



Unsigned & Unusual

Reference: Jewel Chat
Gallery: Morning Glory Collects usual things
Morning Glory Collects unusual sets


    PALE yellow unfoiled and clear rhinestones set in silver and gold tone brooch, 3-1/8".   View   #Y26172 

     ORNATE 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.  View   View   View   View   View   View   #Y26348 

   SILVER and silver tone leaves and flowers pin with purple stone bug, 5".   View   View   #Y26164   


  AQUA and lavender rhinestone butterfly brooch, 2-7/8".  View   View   View   #Y27418  

       BASKET brooch with molded glass flowers and clear rhinestones set in pot metal, 2-3/4".  View   View   #Y23932

  AQUA cabochons, clear rhinestones and gold tone acorns pin, 3".    View   #Y23552       


    GRAPES rose and blue cabochons and green rhinestones grapes brooch, 2-1/3".   View   #Y25911        GRAY opalescent cabochons, red rhinestones and cream set in gold tone 6-1/2" by 1-1/2" bracelet, 2" brooch and 1-1/2" earrings.   View   View  View  View  View   View  #Y26025      ENAMEL on pot metal with multi-colored cabochons stylized flower brooch.   #Y21295


To accent any outfit, this pin and earring set has large pink art glass cabochons surrounded by white, pale lavender, blue and yellow rhinestones. The pin is 2 inches by 2-3/4 inches. Each earring measures 1-1/4 inches high and 1 inch across.
Courtesy Carol Bell
LADY with multi-colored head dress brooch.
Courtesy Carol Bell
   Beautiful seashell art glass trembler stones accent this lovely bracelet.  Rhinestone rondells and garnet faceted stones are all hand wired. The bracelet is vermeil finished with a pressure push closure and measures 7x1". A most unusual bracelet and in excellent condition.
Courtesy of Molly Garza


     BUTTERFLY, pink and aurora set in gold tone butterfly brooch, 2-1/2".   View   #Y27480     ROSE purple watermelon and purple, rose and pink rhinestones set in antiqued gold tone round 2-1/3" brooch with dangle 2" earrings.   View   #Y27455       RED and gray rhinestone and pink aurora borealis in japanned setting brooch, 2-1/3". View #Y26927 


Victorian Jewelry

References: Victorian Jewelry, 1837-1901, click here
Gallery: Morning Glory Collects Victorian
Victorian hair jewelry
Victorian photographic jewelry
Victorian silver jewelry
Victorian jet & vulcanite jewelry

   Victorian jewelry is now 100 to 170 years old and like most really great jewelry, it is getting harder to find truly wonderful pieces.  Cathy Gordon says, "Two new areas for me this year--Deco, including some fabulous Fahrner pieces and Victorian--lover's eye, portrait brooches on ivory, garnets, even a Silesian wirework brooch". The appreciation for it has revived again this year, with collectors looking for engraved pieces, hand painted pieces and pieces using unusual materials. Buckle and snake motifs were mentioned, as were earrings.



     VICTORIAN lady photo brooch with seed pearls, black enameling, scroll design, safety chain, 1-1/3".   View   View   #V27581

     VICTORIAN hand tinted little girl photo brooch with seed pearls set in sterling, 7/8".    #V27599

      VICTORIAN hair brooch, ornate silver setting with pastes, hair curls, 1-1/2".   View   #V27578


   VICTORIAN yellow gold portrait pierced earrings, pendant portion 1-1/3".   View   View   #V27338

 ELGIN  14k lady's pendant 1-1/4" watch with 1-1/2" watch holder brooch. Watch is #15386609, circa 1910.   View   View   #w25029   

   VICTORIAN hair set in etched and enameled gold pierced earrings with three pendants, 1-3/4" top to bottom.   View   #V27335


VICTORIAN gold and enameled 1-7/8" hair brooch with "In Memory Of" encircling frame, engraved on back: 
Ms Buchannan
died 12th Nov 1843
John Wilson died 4th June 1843

(Seen in Christie Romero's "Warman's Jewelry, 3rd Ed, page 35.)   #V9521 

   VICTORIAN hair locket brooch with etched flowers and embossed scrolls, engraved on back "FHN".   View   View   #V27368

   VICTORIAN 18k hair brooch/pendant, oval with braided hair in two blonde colors, hair back, 2" wide.  View   #V18982  


       VICTORIAN  vulcanite butterfly pin, 2".  See page 121 of Helen Muller's book "Jet".  View   #V25282

 VICTORIAN jet pendant with painted porcelain lady portrait, 2".   View   #V25926   

  VICTORIAN vulcanite hand holding key and rose pin, 2-7/8" . See page 127 of Helen Muller's book "Jet".  View   #V25281   


    VICTORIAN eye brooch. Called "Lover's Eye" jewelry, this brooch is a wonderful hand painted on ivory of a woman's eye set in gold with pearls, dated 1845.
Courtesy of Cathy Gordon

    VICTORIAN cut steel set circa 1860, the necklace is 18" by 1-1/3", the bracelet 7" by 1-1/3", early to mid-1800's. Polished steel faceted studs were riveted to a steel backing to fashion this type of jewelry.   View   View   View   View   #V25841

   SILESIA wire work brooch in the shaper of a bunch of grapes. Origins of this are still unknown (see Warman's page 30) though conjectured to come from Silesia.  The woven wire mesh is machine-made and Christie Romero circa dates this pin to 1840.
Courtesy of Cathy Gordon



The 1920s and 1930s
Czech, Deco, Filigree & Sash Pins



Gallery:  Morning Glory Collects filigree
deco, nouveau, arts & crafts


  Continuing the interest in older jewelry, the era of the 1920s and 1930s has a very strong following and received many votes from both dealers and collectors. Whether it is Deco, Czech,  or filigree, strong unusual pieces fly off the web sites. Sash brooches with Art Nouveau or bizarre motifs won some fans, and Retro was also mentioned by several as a new interest this year.



Signed Czech oval pin with dark red enamel around the edge, green enamel leaves, and rhinestones. The background looks like basket-weave.
Courtesy Carol Bell

    FAHRNER Deco necklace and bracelet with rectangular faceted stones in blues and greens, marcasites, all set in sterling, circa 1920, signed Germany.
Courtesy of Cathy Gordon

   GERMAN Deco bracelet--possibly German. Sterling, enamel, marcasites, and green glass stones, some tiny hallmarks.
Courtesy of Cathy Gordon


      CZECH CzechoSlovakia multi-colored enameled and rhinestone 3-1/3" pendant 22" chain.  View   #Q25337

   DECO embossed sterling and carnelian-colored glass "O's" bracelet,  8" long and each "O" is 1".  View   #Q24797 

   CELLULOID hand painted and set with blue rhinestones 2-1/2" by 3-1/4" pendant on a blue grosgrain 32" ribbon.  View   View   #Q24870


          RHINESTONE "CheckoSlovak" marked frosted glass and clear rhinestones 3-1/4" brooch.  View   Mark   #Y24802

   DECO clear rhinestones set in silver tone buckle motif 14" necklace and 7" bracelet.   View   View   View   #Q26764

  RING Deco marcasite and green glass ring, size 5.   View   View   #G22080   


     FILIGREE silver tone filigree hinged bangle with deep aqua center rhinestone and black and yellow enameling, 7-1/4" by 5/8".   View   #Q24438   FILIGREE silver tone filigree 1-1/2" pendant with lavender rhinestone on 24" chain .   View   #Q24437      FILIGREE silver tone heavily filigreed hinged bangle with melon molded cranberry center stone, clear rhinestones, 7" by 5/8" by 1/3".   View    View   #Q25401 


 FILIGREE silver filigree, blue molded glass and clear rhinestones necklace, "patn 1257158", 2-1/2" pendant on 16" necklace.  View   #Q26356   STERLING and faux carnelian glass cabochon 16" necklace with a 2" front drop and hammered links in the Arts & Crafts style.  View   View   View  #Q14982   DECO crystal balls and clear rhinestones necklace. View   View   #Q26369  


  DRAGONFLY and poppy sash pin circa 1900.   View  #Q19163

SASH pin with unfoiled lavender and pale yellow rhinestones, 2-1/4". Maker's mark "CS" on the back.   View   View   #i24436

    SASH pin with a serpent curling around an amethyst-colored rhinestone. It is 3" wide and has the older style c-clasp.   VIEW    #i16557



Purses & Accessories


New Bead Book, 1924
Purses, Reticules & Handbags
Gallery: Morning Glory Collects Purses
Morning Glory Collects Arts & Crafts Purses


   Pam Brooks was one of many who said, "
The biggest sleeper is non-jewelry. I'm still in shock!" It seems that many jewelry collectors and dealers are branching out into accessories in a big way... purses, chatelaines, and even old spectacles with the proper new lenses so that they can be used. Natural as it seems to pair accessories with jewelry, it is an area new to some jewelry fans. Accessories this year have taken off like a rocket.



   JUSTIN Arts & Crafts leather purse with enameled frame and latch, tree motif, 5-1/4" by 7".   View   View   View   #P26804   AMITY Arts & Crafts leather purse with pussy willow motif, 6-1/2" by 6-3/4" , 12" handle. View View View #P26746



     TIFFANY 1930-40's petit point evening bag, enameled and sterling metal filigree, frame floral still life motif, 5-3/4" by 8-1/3".   View  View   View  #P20978

   BLACK petit point purse with colorful floral and leaf motif, 7" by 8". The silver floral and scroll embossed frame is intricate and lovely, with dolphin loops holding a 16" double chain handle.   View   View   View   View   View   #P26687

PETIT POINT purse 9 inches long and 7-1/2" wide across the frame. Beautiful garden motif with many flowers and wonderful colors, the chain handle is decorated with glass beads. View   View   View    View    View   View  #P20987       


UNGER sterling lady face lorgnette, circa 1900, 4-3/4" by 1-1/2". (Seen in Christie Romero's "Warman's Jewelry, 3rd Ed, page 112.)   View    View    #V14745


  LORGNETTE tortoise ornate pierced 6" lorgnette with inlaid metal dots, edge break on one end of glasses portion.  View   View   View   #V23679    





 CHATELAINE    the mirror is hallmarked Birmingham 1904-05, maker's mark C&N; the pencil holder is marked Chester 1902-3; the match safe is engraved with the initials "HHA"; the envelope-shaped stamp holder is hallmarked Birmingham 1977. The length from top to bottom is 9".   View   View   View    View    #V20954     


Corocraft sterling vermeil
McClelland Barclay


 Honorable Mention


European jewelry
Contemporary jewelry
Clampers & hinged bangles
Wood jewelry

 Many many thanks to all the dealers and collectors who contributed to this years survey!



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TO PURCHASE: You are on a reference page of Morning Glory Antiques & Jewelry. These items were photographed from private collections, and are for reference only.
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PLEASE NOTE: Regretfully, it is no longer possible to respond to individual questions regarding jewelry history, identification or value, or to offer written or verbal appraisals or opinions. The demand for this kind of information is absolutely too overwhelming for one dealer to fill. 
I love jewelry, but appraising and selling are two entirely different businesses, and I choose selling and research as my business.

Instead, articles are added on a regular basis to JEWEL CHAT on line Magazine, a wonderful reference for  information on many makers and styles of vintage jewelry. 
For information on valuing your jewelry, click HERE.