Morning Glory Antiques & Jewelry
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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, purses and accessories.
To be alerted when new items are added, please e-mail jane@morninggloryantiques.com and we will be glad to add you to the contact list.
All jewelry is in excellent vintage condition unless specified otherwise.  All items are subject to prior sale.
We work constantly to offer extensive jewelry research, pictures and information in our references, " Jewel Chat " and " Morning Glory Collects ". 
We share our reference material free of charge and work hard to make it accurate, but as with any research, mistakes can be made. We are not responsible for the use you make of the information here or the honest mistakes that may occur from time to time.
We do not offer identification, valuation or appraisal services. 

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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JEWEL CHAT
Costume Jewelry Magazine

 



Jewelry Findings


 

 

 
1850- trombone safety catch patented
1849- safety pin invented
1875- celluloid jewelry produced
1893- cultured pearls first developed in Japan
1894- screwback earring findings patented
1901- lever safety catch for brooches patented
1909- Bakelite patented
1927- Cartier patented spring system for double clip brooch
1931- Coro patented mechanism for double clip brooches
1934- clipback earring finding patented
 

 

PIN BACKS

 

 "C" CATCH pin back fastener, 1800s.

"C" CATCH pin back fastener, 1800s.

."C" CATCH pin back fastener, 1800s.

 

Victorian brooch  BACK with tube hinged pin and c-catch fastener

Victorian brooch with TUBE HINGE back fastener, 1800s.

Victorian brooch with TUBE HINGE back fastener, 1800s.

 

   

  Victorian brooch with a TUBE CATCH, probably European late 1800's.

TROMBONE catch patented circa 1850.

RIVETED HINGE pin back circa 1900.

 

ENAMELED 14k violet pin with seed pearl, 2/3". This pin has a LEVER CATCH on the back.   View   #Q10025.  The LEVER CATCH was patented in about 1901 and was often used on these tiny pieces.

SAFETY CATCH invented in about 1910   

RIVETED BACK brooch.

 

F.E. FARNHAM , 1937
No. 2,066,969

Safety catch for pins and the method of making the same.

One piece pin mechanism with safety catch, similar to that shown in the patent at right.

 E. Morehouse, 1945
No. 2,383,012
safety catch
Eugene Morehouse 

 

Benj. Allen & Co. Exclusively Wholesale,
1950 Edition

Vintage jewelry findings of the 50s, including safety catches, pin stems and joints, ear wires and nuts. Pin stems, screw-back earrings findings, safety and plain catches.
Benj. Allen & Co. Exclusively Wholesale, 1950

 Vintage jewelry findings including keyless padlocks, sister hooks, clutches and necklace clasps. Hexagon clutches, hide-knot bead tips.
Benj. Allen & Co. Exclusively Wholesale, 1950

 

 

Vintage jewelry findings including guard chains and ring guards. Dual ring guards, child's ring chains, earrings guards, safety chains, cord bracelet guard chains,
Benj. Allen & Co. Exclusively Wholesale, 1950

Vintage jewelry findings including snap catches for neck clasps and bracelets, necklace and bracelet clasps.
Benj. Allen & Co. Exclusively Wholesale, 1950

 

 

BRACELETS

 

  Tongue and groove catch, also called v-spring and box, circa 1800s.

  Tongue and groove catch circa 1800s.

Tongue and groove catch circa 1960

 

SPRING HOOK bracelet catch on a circa 1930s bracelet

     HASKELL blue and pink glass bead and faux pearl double hinged bracelet, 1-1/4" wide.   View   #H23638   

G.K. LOWE, 1935
No. 1,994,826
Bracelet
George K. Lowe

 

NECKLACES

 

SPRING RING first used 1840s, also called a BOLT RING.

JEWELER'S findings, split rings, spring rings, jump rings.
Becken's Catalogue 1902

 VICTORIAN silver beaded edge chain with an etched design on each link, 17-3/4" by 3/4" chain. At the bottom is a round link called a SPRING RING that opens so that a locket can be attached. Also called a BOLT RING.  View   View   View   View   View   View  VICTORIAN    View    #29476

 

SPRING RING first used circa 1840, also called a BOLT RING.

SPRING RING first used circa 1840s.

SPRING RING, early 1900s.

 

 
Victorian PIN & BARREL catch. Necklace clasp findings: note tube catch and hook and eye fastener.
SF Myers & Co. Catalogue, 1893
HOOK AND BOX catch for a necklace circa 1920-30.

 

   
  patent 1,386.746
Wackenheimer Spring ring
!921
 

 

EARRING BACKS

 

   LOOP or EAR WIRES on silver and malachite earrings, circa 1880.

HINGED EAR WIRE earrings for pierced ears, usually associated with European jewelry, circa 1880. The wire would be inserted from the back of the ear and fastened at the front in this style.

VICTORIAN 14k yellow gold and woven hair earrings with a HINGED EAR WIRE findings, circa early 1800s.  #V32067

 

 

 

 

 VICTORIAN hair earrings with kidney wire findings, circa 1880.   View   #V27335 

BIRD Mexican Victorian 12k and turquoise bird-motif pierced earrings with KIDNEY WIRES, 3/4" with dangle.  View

 

 

CLEAR paste dangle pierced earrings marked "sterling" silver, gold SHEPARD'S HOOK wires, 1-5/8".   View   View   RODDIN 1888 Catalogue, earrings
Roman and bright finish, polished ornaments, engraved tops, onyx, gold wires and engraved real stone settings.
The SCREW BACK shown here was patented in about 1894, though these earrings originally had a different style back for pierced ears. The ends of the original ear wires can be seen at the top of each earring.     VICTORIAN faceted smoky quartz with 14k yellow gold tested fittings earrings, KIDNEY WIRES for pierced ears.

 

 

 

  Vintage jewelry findings of the 50s, including safety catches, pin stems and joints, ear wires, earrings findings and nuts.

Vintage jewelry findings including keyless padlocks, sister hooks, clutches and necklace clasps. 
Benj. Allen & Co. Exclusively Wholesale,
1950 Edition

Vintage jewelry findings including snap catches for neck clasps and bracelets.

 

 

 

 THREADED POST post for a pierced earring circa 1880.  

POST & CLUTCH circa 1920-present.

The CLIP BACK mechanism for earrings was patented circa 1934.  

 

   

   EARRING  , "pat 1649187", circa 1928.   View   View  #Y23443

Safety back device for ear ornaments, 1927
No. 1649187
P. REITER

EARRING  , "pat 1649187", circa 1928.   View   View  #Y23443

 

M. JELLINEK, 1946
No. 2,400,513

clip jewelry
Markus Jellinek

Screw back and clip earring clip
In the 1950's, as a result of complaints that the other style was too uncomfortable, Haskell changed to the use of the "screw back-clip" earrings.

     French earring clip   In the 1940's the switch was made to the "French clip", the thinner wire clip back we see on many older Haskell earrings.


 

CLIP STYLES

 

   TWO-pronged FUR CLIP circa 1930-40s.

BACK of a DRESS CLIP circa 1930-40.    COROCRAFT DUETTE bow brooch that converts to two dress clips. "Duette" is a Coro trademark, and describes two fur clips that can be worn separately or attached to a pin backing.

   View

 

 CORO Duette large blue faux star sapphire and clear rhinestones marked with patn. 1798867, 3-5/8".    View   #Y21861

G. CANDAS, 1930
No. 1,798,867
brooch
Gaston Candas

CORO Duette clear rhinestones and green baguettes marked "patn 1852188" and "1798867", 3".   View   #C21860

Cartier patented a mechanism for double brooches in about 1927, and Coro patented theirs in about 1931.
 

 

  E. PENNINO, 1937
No. 2,119,178
combination clip and brooch structure
Oreste Pennino

A. PHILIPPE (TRIFARI), 1936
No. 2,050,804
Brooch (Duette style)
Alfred Philippe

E.A. PHINNEY, 1931
No. 1,852,188
brooch or clasp
Elisha A. Phinney 

 

 

R. DeROSA, 1935
No. 2,028,593
ornament (butterfly clip)
Ralph De Rosa

   BUTTERFLY pin... when the wings are squeezed, the pins open to be fastened. Marked on the back with the letters "EB?" in a bell.   View    View   #Y1546

 

 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

Becken's Catalogue 1902

JEWELER'S findings, slides, spirals, swivels, hooks, settings.
Becken's Catalogue 1902

BARREL Clasp

 

 

 

 

BRITISH 9 carat gold mark

 

 

 

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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 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.