Hello friends, as promised from the last post, I wanted to share what I ultimately brought home from the antique show. And this post even has a touch of Throwback Thursday to it too!
Despite wanting to carry home a bunch of those pretty compact cases, I was very reasonable in my purchases. One find which I couldn’t leave behind was not even actively for sale. The dealer had actually bought the item for another dealer in the show but she was not completely convinced about taking it with her. Well, I had no problem taking it with me as this chain is an original Mirian Haskell chain necklace from the 40s! It is quite rare to find one of her chains as most of what is available are the more ornate and complicated necklaces. This one for all its apparent simplicity is really wonderfully made. Each link has a wonderful design that still looks as well made as the day it first made its appearance.
Just look at the design of each link. I haven’t quite decided if this is going to the keep -for- me pile or to the work-pile.
The second find took me completely by surprise. But first a story… a few years back, at a small brocante in Paris, I came across someone selling trinkets and while most of the stuff for sale was not really antique or even vintage, there was one pendant that stood out from the rest. It was this gorgeous violet glass pendant. It was quite a big one, four inches long and beautiful with its carved surface. It was also in impeccable condition, without a nick or scratch on it and the vendor had no idea where it was from and how it had come to him. As soon as got home, I did some research and found that it was Czech made and was probably from the 20s. Its design was very typical of those times. I was elated with this find and ended up making a long necklace with it. And if I’m being perfectly honest, I sometimes regret that I sold the necklace.
Fast forward to last weekend and this is what I see in one of the booths..
Its the twin to my Parisian find! Except for the color, it is exactly the same, down to the bead cap! I literally couldn’t believe my eyes. That was probably the fastest sale ever made in that booth because I didn’t even stop to ask for the price or ask anything about it. I just said I was taking it! After all, how could I not?