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 ". 
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Morning Glory Collects... 
things we love to buy, wear and share
circa 1900


Sash pins were worn most in the late Victorian and Edwardian time periods, from the 1890's through the teens. This photo shows a lady wearing a buckle at her waist in the same position a sash pin would be worn.

As fashions moved from the heavier Victorian look, like this lovely lady with her bustle...

... and this lady wearing a sash pin at her waist...

... to the lighter weight Edwardian dresses with the "wasp-waist" emphasis like this...

...sash pins worn at the waist became even more popular.


VICTORIAN EPNS (Electro Plated Nickel Silver) cast belt with ornate cherubs, floral and scrolls design, 25" total length belt by 1-1/4 wide, 4-1/4" by 2-1/4" buckles.   View   View   View   #V29259


VICTORIAN cabinet card of a lady wearing a beaded belt and buckle, a heart bar pin and a watch chain, 4-1/8" by 6-1/2". Photographer W. H. Holliday, 36 Jewry Street, Winchester.   View   View


VICTORIAN cut steel belt disks and chains, 28-3/4" wearable size and the widest disk is 1-1/2". It is "as is" with 2 brads missing and a bit of light rust, but still easily wearable and lovely as well. Each stud has from 10-12 facets. Cut steel is polished steel hand faceted studs riveted to a steel backing to create jewelry and ornaments, buttons and chatelaines. Popular from the Georgian through the Victorian eras, cut steel jewelry in the warm glow of candlelight must have been something to behold. Each stud could have up to 15 facets, and in general the finer and older the piece, the more facets the studs will have. View View View #V38759


  DRAGONFLY and poppy sash pin circa 1900.  See Romero's "Warman's Jewelry, Ed. 3" page 111.   View  #Q19163

  SASH pin with unfoiled lavender and pale yellow rhinestones, 2-1/4". Maker's mark "GS" (George Steere) on the back.  There is a face at the bottom middle of the brooch.   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


GNS George STEERE Phoenix motif hidden locket brooch with fittings for one photo. The topaz colored faceted rhinestone showsfrom behind the swirl of the bird's wings, circa 1910, 3" by 2-5/8". The locket is under the front motif and opens on a hinge. Steere made jewelry in Rhode Island from about 1906-1911, and his pieces have a mythical feel in their motifs. This is the first locket brooch I have seen from this maker so I assume they are fairly rare.   View   View   View   View   #X38290

  SCARAB buckle with faceted golden stone and leaf design and matte gold tone textured background, 3" by 2-1/2". The insect center is raised above the buckle as thought it is sitting on it and leafy background is his perfect habitat.    View    #Q62831


GNS (George Steere) gold tone and yellow rhinestone locket, 2" across.   View   View   #X32693




PEACOCK eye cabochons and blue rhinestones set in gold tone buckle marked "Empire Art", 2-1/2" by 2". The texture and design are wonderful.   View   View   #X32747 SASH gold tone sash brooch with etched design and green multi-faceted rhinestone, 2".   View   #Q28566 SASH gold tone sash pin with peacock eye glass cabochon, etched on the back "JM Hiser, E364", 2-1/3" by 1-3/4".   View   View   #Q32691


VICTORIAN silver sash brooch with citrine-colored beautifully faceted unfoiled center stone. Wonderful design and detail.   View   View   #i5723

     BELT and buckle in silver and gold tone 4" by 3-1/4" buckle with creatures motif, clear rhinestones, 4" by 3-1/4" buckle sewn onto a magnificently embroidered floral sash that is 25" by 3-1/3". This unusual buckle was cut from metals and then molded and etched with designs, really lovely.    View   View   View   View   #i24395

  BUCKLE marked "FN & Co" for Fishel Nessler & Co, NY. It is a morning glory belt buckle in silver, 3-1/2".  View   View Mark   #X25927


  VICTORIAN sterling buckle set with Persian turquoise, 2".   View   #i5024

     STERLING buckle with scroll and ruffle design, 2-1/3".   View   #i5025

  VICTORIAN oval buckle set with Persian turquoise, stamped "900", 2-1/2".  View   View  #i5023


    VICTORIAN gold tone metal sash brooch with buckle and bow motif, 2".   View   #i3686

 VICTORIAN antiqued gold tone and blue rhinestone buckle, 3".   View   #i6011

VICTORIAN gold tone sash brooch with blue rhinestones, 3".   View   #i8854


VICTORIAN silver tone metal sash brooch or buckle with a green striped glass cabochon, circa 1900. While I would wear this as a brooch, these pins were originally meant to be worn pinned at the waist on a fabric sash like a buckle, 4-1/4" by 2". The motif is a bow with a double cascade of flowers and stylized butterflies on each side.   View   View   #V37745

ART NOUVEAU silver buckle-style brooch or sash pin with lady and flower, circa 1900, 2-3/4" by 1-1/2".   View   #Q60407

VICTORIAN belt buckle with cut steel buckle set on gold tone, 2-7/8".   View   #V35045


     BUCKLE celluloid belt buckle foliate motif, 2-1/4".  View   #i6010

    SASH Nouveau sash pin with oval purple rhinestone and water lily motif, 3".   View   #i10514

 SASH fleur de lis and tulip belt buckle remade into sash pin, 3-5/8".   View   #i14562


    KNOT sash brooch in the "lover's knot" design with garnet-colored stones.   View   #Q10047

      VICTORIAN buckle in antiques gold and silver tone, long ago converted to a brooch, 3".   View   #Y25957

  SASH hammered silver sash pin with blue cab, 2-1/3".   View   #i24856


   BROWN and white enameled buckle with pink roses and blue flowers with green leaves, 3".    View   #i50460       PARISTYLE floral carved buckle with blue paisley motif, clear rhinestones, 5-1/3".  View   View   View   #i16743  EARLY gold tone rectangular brooch, possibly remade from a buckle. Studded with red, green and opalescent stones around an art glass center stone.  View   View  #Y21840   


    ART NOUVEAU silver 2-1/4" floral brooch.    View   #Q19411

  ART NOUVEAU silver lady face brooch, 2".   View   View   #Q17486

   KERR STERLING  3-3/4 inch 2-piece belt buckle with cupid's faces.... what a classic!   VIEW   VIEW     #i18633


BUCKLE in clear rhinestones, 3" circa 1900.  View   #i14737

CUPID  buckle, heavy with glued-on marquis rhinestones, 4-1/2". This would be heavy to actually wear, but is a great display piece!    View  #Y20930

    BUCKLE of clear rhinestones set in gold tone circa 1900, 2-2/8".  View   #i21856


       CHERRIES PIN 2-1/4" silver cherries pin with the older  c-clasp pin back… terrific patina on this!   SEE BACK    #i16119

   SILVER belt buckle with what looks like the figure of Moses and perhaps Peter repeated on each end, along with tiny faces worked into the design. Hallmarked with both a lower-case letter "a" on the tongue, and the profile of a helmeted warrior facing left on the back. It is 7" by 3".   View   View   View   View   View   

  WEBB sterling 2-1/4" by 3" sash pin engraved with the initials "LHS".   View   View   #i23218      


SASH PIN in gold tone…  leaves with an unusual faux pearl center, 3-1/4".   VIEW   #i13492

   KIRSCHENBAUM matte antiqued gold tone 6-1/2" belt buckle and 2-5/8" brooch.   View   View   #X23992

   EAGLES SASH PIN leaves and eagles decorate this 3-1/8" oval in gold tone sash pin …  now this *is* unusual!   View    #i17160


     SASH pin in the Art Nouveau style with faux seed pearls and purple rhinestones, 3" wide with the older c-clasp fastener.  VIEW   #i16461

    CHERUB hand painted painted cherub buckle, 2-1/2".  View   #i26388

  SASH pin with topaz-colored rhinestone, 2-1/8" by 1-1/2".  View     #i24758


   SASH brooch with purple unfoiled rhinestone set into an ornate silver tone floral and scroll setting, 3-1/8", circa 1915. View #i26400

      SILVER hand made belt with partridge motif, 30" by 1-3/4", buckle 3-1/2". View View View View #i25982

  VICTORIAN turquoise set in gold buckle, 2" by 4".  View   View   #i25820  


   VICTORIAN cut steel shoe buckles x 2, 2-1/4" by 1-1/2" circa 1870.   View   View   View   View    View    #i19839

   VICTORIAN silver tone circa 1900 buckle with pressed detail made to look like cut steel, 3-1/4".  View   View   #i25836

 VICTORIAN CT sterling faux cut steel belt buckles, 3-1/3" by 1-3/4" total.   View   View   View  #i19840


     VICTORIAN cut steel belt buckle, 1-1/4".  View   #V26459e

     CZECH pale pink Lalique-style buckle with clear rhinestones, 2-1/2" by 1-3/4".  View   View   View   #i26370

 VICTORIAN cut steel belt buckle, 2-1/4" by 2".  View   #V26459d 


VICTORIAN cut steel shoe buckle marked "Made in France', 2-1/2" by 1-3/4".  View   View   #V26459a

   VICTORIAN cut steel clasp, 3" by 1-1/8". View   View   #V26459c

   VICTORIAN cut steel shoe buckle marked "Made in France", 2-1/2" by 1-3/4".  View   #V26459b  


VICTORIAN cut steel buckle, rectangular, 2-1/2" by 1-1/2".    View   #Q28183

  VICTORIAN cut steel buckle, tiny rectangle, 1-3/4" by 1".   #Q28184

  VICTORIAN cut steel buckle, unusual triangular, 3-3/4" by 2".    #Q28185


  VICTORIAN cut steel shoe buckles, set of 2, France, 2-1/2" by 1-5/8" each.    View   #Q28186

   C&R BUCKLE silver embossed buckle with green glass cabochon stones 2-1/3".  View   View   #i16747  

BUCKLE of clear rhinestones in pot metal, circa 1930.   View   #Q28286


   BUCKLE CP embossed wild rose 2-piece buckle, 3-1/8" by 1-1/4".   View   #Q28179

   BUCKLE Czech marked black and clear rhinestone two-piece buckle, 4-1/2" by 1-1/4".   View   #Q28181

VICTORIAN cut steel buckle, 3" by 1-5/8".    View   #Q28182


BUCKLE Asian three-toed dragon two-piece buckle, hallmarked, total 3" by 1-7/8".   View   View   #Q32636 BELT Asian belt with high-quality detailed links, belt 29" by 1-1/2".   View   View   #Y32634 BUCKLE Asian three-toed dragon two-piece buckle, hallmarked, total 3" by 1-7/8".   View   View   #Q32637


L W PARIS Deco silver tone two-piece belt buckle, total 3-1/8" by 2".   View   View   #Q32655   VICTORIAN sterling marked slide belt buckle, 2-1/4" by 3/4".   View   #V60200 BUCKLES shoe buckles in a faux cut steel style, 2-1/2" by 1-7/8", set of two.   View   #Q32665


EARLY gold tone rectangular brooch, possibly remade from a buckle. Studded with red, green and opalescent stones around an art glass center stone.  View   View  #Y21840 

VICTORIAN cut steel butterfly belt buckle, 2-1/2". This would have adorned the sash or belt in a beautiful way, delicately and with style.   View   #V33733  

SASH Art Nouveau sash pin in a buckle shape with marbled peach cabochons set in matte gold tone, 2-3/4" by 2".   View   #Q34522


VICTORIAN cut steel and enamel butterfly belt buckle, as is, 3-1/2" by 2". View #V61886



LADIES' belt or sash buckles in florals, cut steel and sterling. "Steel buckles, diamond cut, bright finish." A.C. Becken Catalogue, 1902



ART NOUVEAU R&W sterling silver belt with buckle depicting the faces and wings of five cherubs with twined buds, branches and scrolls around the edge, a really lovely motif. It is hallmarked on the top front of the buckle with "R&W" for the maker and the hallmarks for Birmingham, England, sterling and the date letter for the year 1917. The belt is 30" wearable size and can be worn smaller by the width of each link, 1-1/3". The links are 1-1/3" wide, the buckle is 2-1/4" by 2-1/8". View View #V37358


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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. 
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