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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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 on our reference site " Jewel Chat " and gallery " 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. 

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Morning Glory Collects... 
things we love to buy, wear and share


Say "patriotic" in the vintage jewelry world and what first pops to mind is the wonderful jewelry from the 1940's.... the World War II era. It includes flags, stars, mottos, military motifs and sentimental souvenirs, as well as anything red-white-and-blue. Bakelite and wood jewelry were popular in part because they were relatively inexpensive materials. Jewelry was often made of sterling or sterling vermeil because other metals were needed for the war effort. And Lucite was an unusual, attractive new material invented around this time and also used in jewelry.



FLAG BROOCH red, white and blue enameling and rhinestones on pot metal, 3-1/2", circa 1940.   View   #Y13880

    EAGLE brooch with red enameling and blue and clear rhinestones (patent number 122,220), circa 1940. Shown in Brunialti's "Tribute to America" on page 49. Some of the red enameling is missing.    View   #Y4380  

  STARET torch brooch, an iconic piece with red and clear rhinestones and blue, red pink enamel, circa 1940, 4-1/8". Seen in Christie Romero's "Warman's Jewelry", 2nd Ed, page 191 and in Brunialti's "Tribute to America" on page 55 and in Brunialti's "American Costume Jewelry, Art & Industry" on page 242.   View   View    #S16458


    BOUCHER unsigned hand holding torch of liberty pink faceted glass crystal set in gold- and silver-tone fur clip, patent 131,798, circa 1942, 3".   View   Patent   #Y19518

         JEWELED wings fur brooch, gold tone with red, blue and clear rhinestones, 2-7/8", unsigned but possibly a DeRosa, circa 1940.   View   #Y21209

DEROSA gold tone hand holding torch fur clip with clear rhinestone accents, circa 1945, 3".   View   #d28488


EAGLE clear rhinestone pave eagle brooch with some stones graying, one claw holds the olive branches of peace, the other the arrows of war, 3-3/4".   View   #Y27760        

RED, clear and blue rhinestone flag brooch with red bead dangles,  3". Looks very much  like a Chanel piece, but is unmarked. Shown in Brunialti's "Tribute to America" on page 65 and in Brunialti's "American Costume Jewelry, Art & Industry" on page 244 and attributed to Chanel there.   View   #Y26466

TRIFARI sterling enameled and clear rhinestone star, shield and wings patriotic pin, circa 1940, 1-1/2" wide.   View   #T20228   





FLAG brooch in a large size to show your patriotic feelings! This big brooch is 5-5/8" by 3-1/3" and the red, clear and blue rhinestones are set in gold tone metal.    View   View   #Y66303

DEROSA blue cabochon with red and clear rhinestones dress clip, circa 1940, 2".   View   #D34905



    STERLING LGB marked Army Air Corps wings pin, 2".   View   #X61295

McCLELLAND BARCLAY by Rice-Weiner gold and silver tone wings brooch, a big 4-3/4" wide, circa 1941. This is pictured on pages 62 & 63 in Brunialti's  " A Tribute to America Jewelry" and in Brunialti's "American Costume Jewelry Art & Industry" on page 244. There was also an advertisement for it in Mademoiselle Magazine, September 1941, as a "McClelland Barclay" piece, and it was made in more than one size.   View   #X27637

  STERLING airplane brooch with hollow back, 2-5/8".   View   #N61314


STERLING silver pilots wings tiny pin, WWII, 7/8".   View   #N27711

    STERLING pilot's wings from World War II, stud backs, 3". View   #N28417 

CORO sterling WWII pilots wings sweetheart bracelet, 6-1/2".   View   View   #C27626  


STERLING LGB marked Sterling Army Air Corps wings pin, 2".   View   #X61295 STERLING silver WWII pilots wing symbol on a tiny spoon patriotic pin, engraved "Remmie", circa 1945,  2-1/2".    View   #N32316 STERLING airplane brooch with hollow back, 2-5/8".   View   #N61314


 "REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR" enamel on gold plated rhodium brooch depicting the attack on Pearl Harbor, circa 1942, 2-1/2" by 2-1/3". Shown in "Tribute to America" by Brunialti on page 56 and in Brunialti's American Costume Jewelry, Art & Industry" on page 243, where it indicates that "the brooch was promoted by the Honolulu Community Chest in order to raise funds".  View   #Y23877

 PEARL HARBOR vintage and reproduction brooch, side by side.  View   #Y23877 and #Y23963

 JAN CARLIN reproduction enameled Pearl Harbor repro brooch by Jan Carlin, circa 1980.    View    #Y23963


   BAKELITE patriotic carved red, cream and blue eagle brooch, WWII era, 2-3/4".   View   #B29428 CORO "Amigos Siempre" enameled flags brooch, 2-1/4" by 2-5/8", (patn 130836) circa 1941.   View   #C27762     CORO NORSELAND 4-1/3" sterling eagle brooch circa 1943.  View   View  #C23918


      DeROSA  unsigned 1-1/2" blue enameled and clear rhinestones stars on a star fur clip.   View    #X20631    

   VRBA patriotic red, white and blue rhinestone stars 13-15" bib necklace with a 5-1/2" front drop and 3-1/2" dangle earrings.   #K20871

   VRBA patriotic rhinestone Christmas tree brooch, 5". View   #K21044


     VRBA red white and blue patriotic vase of flowers brooch, 4".   View  #K20995 

   LARRY VRBA  large flag, about 3-1/2" tall and made on September 11, 2001.   #K20371

   LARRY VRBA patriotic medium-sized flag about 2-1/3" tall.     #K20372


BAKELITE deep butterscotch airplane brooch, 2-3/4", possibly a newer pin back.   View   #B60011 GLITTER black metal WWII airplane pin with poured glitter wings and tail, 1-1/4" by 2", set of 2.   View   #Y51072 WENDY GELL airplane pin, pink rhinestones set in gold tone, 2" .   View   #X61004


Red, White & Blue


  CLIP in clear, red and blue rhinestones, 2-1/8". Extremely well made and possibly a 1940's MB Boucher, but most of the mark is illegible.   View   #Y22952

  HOBE  unsigned red, clear and blue rhinestone 6-3/4" by 3/4" wide bracelet, circa 1940.  View    View    View    #H14969

   SWAROVSKI 1990's shield pin, signed on the back "Limited Edition 300".  View    View   #K20119


      TRIFARI sterling vermeil faux moonstone, red rhinestone and blue cabochon fly pin.  View   #T13837  

    TRIFARI montana blue and clear rhinestone star shaped 2-5/8" fur clip, circa 1945.   View   #T20944       

  TRIFARI  bird pin with red and blue cabs and pave, 2-1/3".   View   View      #T21901 


   MARVELLA blue "marbles" red and clear rhinestones regal 3-1/8" brooch.   View   #X7118

  TRIFARI red, clear and blue rhinestone and enamel floral fur clip circa 1940.   View    View  #T17469

    TRIFARI  faux moonstone with red and blue rhinestones  earrings, 1-1/8".  View   #T13816





    STERLING vermeil star brooch with red, clear and blue rhinestones.   View   #Y25066




Bakelite and wood jewelry was popular in part because it was relatively inexpensive. Jewelry was made of sterling or sterling vermeil because other metals were needed for the war effort. Lucite was an unusual, attractive new material for jewelry. too.



    BAKELITE red, cream and black laminated bangle.  #B20230

  BAKELITE laminated bangles, circa 1940. These were originally patriotic red, white and blue, and have oxidized over the years to these colors. 

    BAKELITE red, cream and black laminated bangle.   #B12968


SHULTZ bakelite red bangle with cream and navy blue round dots, great patriotic colors, 2-1/2" by 1-1/2" by 1/3".    #B61309

SHULTZ bakelite Victory patriotic brooch with red, cream and blue bar and blue "V", inscribed on the back "9-11-01", it is1-1/3" wide by 2-1/4" long.   View   View    #B60878

SHULTZ laminated 4-color chunky bangle, red, cream, marbled gray and black, 2-1/2" by 1-7/8" by 1/3" thick.   #B61310


SHULTZ bakelite cream bangle with red and blue dots, 2-1/2" by 1/4" wide. . This  patriotic piece has been in my collection since 2001 so the white is turning a lovely cream color.   #B20394 BAKELITE red and cream laminated bangle, 7/8" wide by 3/8" thick by 2-1/2". #B13194  


KRONIMUS bakelite patriotic red, cream and blue bar brooch with red heart, 2" by 2-1/4".   View   #B60861 KRONIMUS bakelite patriotic red, cream and blue bar brooch with red hearts and stars, 2" by 2-3/4".   View   #B60874 KRONIMUS bakelite patriotic red, cream and blue bar brooch with red heart, 2-1/8" by 2-1/3".   View   #B60873


      TRIFARI sterling vermeil jelly belly frog pin with green cabochon eyes, marked pat#135172 circa 1943, 2-3/4".  View   #T26076

 JELLY BELLY double flower brooch with clear rhinestone accents, green enameled touches, 4-1/2".   View   View   #Y26065

   NORMA sterling vermeil jelly belly rabbit pin, 2-1/4", circa 1945.   View   #Y23081   


     WOOD sailor head pin with painted face, felt collar 2 3/4".    View   #w14773

  SAILOR pin in bakelite and wood with painted accents.   
View    #B13642

   MILITARY MAN 2 1/2" pin, deeply carved and painted… a wonderful vintage  WWII piece.  View  #w12977



A related branch of jewelry includes the souvenir pieces that soldiers brought home from overseas, both hand made items that our military men made and jewelry from foreign countries. From hand etched coin bracelets to European cameos and Asian jewelry, soldier's families treasure things brought back from "over there".



   THREE GRACES cameo. The Greek goddesses Euphrosyne, Aglaia, and and Thalia, representative of gentleness and refinement. A cameo in an 18 karat setting, this belonged to my husband's grandmother, and was purchased in  Italy during WWII.   View   View      #Ualma

Grandmother Alma wearing her three graces cameo.   View  

VICTORIAN sterling coins charm bracelet. The 1880's coins were etched and decorated by hand to create floral motifs and initials. Pieces like this are often called "sweetheart jewelry", the idea being that sailors did these on board their ships to bring back to their sweethearts. View    View   View    View    View    #V20197


   CAMEO in 14 karat twist setting... she has an anchor motif at her shoulder and a star in her hair. My Grandfather bought it for Grandmother Agnes when he was stationed in Italy during WWI.     #Uagnes2

   STERLING engraved cigarette case and cigarette holder. The case has inlaid enameled edelweiss and a medallion which I believe is St. Barbara, all contained in the original lavender velvet lined case. Engraving in German says something like, "Soldier's good luck to my best battery", and on the back, "True comradeship against the Italian Battery 7FK9, 1915" with many engraved autographs.     View    View   #P20910 

   CAMEO  A very special cameo. My Grandfather bought it for Grandmother Agnes when he was stationed in Italy during WWI.    #Uagnes1



 ORIENTAL set in original box: 2-1/2" fan pin, 7" bracelet, screw back 1" earrings, all circa 1945.   View   View   #N19774  

  SIAM Nielloware sterling dancer 2-1/4" by 1-5/8" pin, 7" bracelet and 7/8" earrings, circa 1950.    #N26259



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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. 
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