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PHOTOGRAPHIC ARCHIVE

Beginning in 1987, the year in which I organized my first exhibition on costume jewellery, I chose that all the best pieces I had been buying had to be professionally photographed and filed according to the designer’s name, the manufacturer, the date, the country, the style, the materials, the workmanship techniques, the identification marks and the provenance.Once the origin of a piece had been fully identified and a photograph had been taken, the item could then be sold.
Today, after 25 years of collecting and selling pieces, my archive contains 3,500 digitalized colour slides and 3.000 digital photographs.
Photographs of my archive are available upon request to publishers, fashion magazines, schools and students.

  • Bracelet, 
unknown maker, USA, c. 1945, 
plexiglass and gilded silver. 
Marked sterling
  • Necklace attributed to Chanel
Made by Gripoix
France, c. 1935
handmade glass paste beads and simulated pearls. Unsigned
  • Dangling earrings, 
France, c. 1920, 
silver coloured metal and glass stone covering a landscape drawing on paper. 
Unsigned.
  • Brooch in the shape of a cornucopia
Eisenberg & Sons, Usa, c. 1946
Cast in sterling silver, imitation pearls, rhinestones
Marked: Sterling Eisenberg
Published in Farneti Cera D., 'Jewels of fantasy', Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1992 p. 183
  • Gazelle shaped brooch, 
unknown maker, Usa, c. 1945, 
gilded silver and lucite. 
Marked sterling
  • Sautoir,
Unknown maker, France, c. 1930
Strug glass drop beads and braids of strung seed beads simulating pearls
Unsigned
  • Rigid bracelet
Ugo Correani for Christian Lacroix, 
Italy, c. 1980
plexiglass, plastic imitating coral and rhinestones
Unsigned
  • Festoon necklace,
unknown maker, France, c. 1950
gilded metal chains, glass faceted stones imitating rubies, glass blister pearls
Unsigned
  • Dangling earrings, 
Kenneth Jay Lane, USA, c. 1975, 
elements in glass and plastic mounted on silver coloured metal. 
Marked K.J.L.
  • Pectoral necklace, 
Giorgio Armani, Milano, c. 1990, 
bone elements and cotton cord. 
Unsigned
  • Collar, 
unknown maker, Italy, c. 1960. 
Faceted glass beads and simulated pearls in papier maché.  
Marked Made in Italy
  • Dangling earrings with rhinestones,
Kenneth Jay Lane, USA, c. 1970
Plastic to form cabochon stones, rhinestones and silver coloured metal
Signed KJL
  • Cluster earrings,
Gripoix  for Chanel, France, c. 1955, 
pate de verre emaillée with frame and base in gilded metal
Unsigned
  • Dangling earrings,
Kenneth Jay Lane,   USA, c. 1970, 
faceted glass stones imitating sapphires and gilded griffe mountings, rhinestones. 
Marked K.J.L.
  • Necklace, 
Gripoix for Chanel, France, c. 1930, 
melon cut glass stones, chain in silver. 
Marked 'France' and legal silver mark
  • Set composed by brooch and matinée necklace
Gripoix for Chanel, c. 1955
Gilded chain and pate de verre emaillée to form a clover
Unsigned
  • Sautoir, 
Robert Goossens for Chanel, France, c. 1960, 
gilded metal and glass stones. 
Unsigned
  • Dangling earrings, 
Kenneth Jay Lane, USA, c. 1975, 
elements in plastic mounted on silver coloured metal.
Marked K.J.L.
  • Three flower brooches, 
Gripoix, France, c. 1950, 
pâte de verre emaillée. 
Marked Made in France
  • Dangling earrings, 
Kenneth Jay Lane, USA, c. 1975, 
elements in plastic mounted on silver coloured metal. 
Marked K.J.L.
  • Flexible bracelet, 
Andrée Bazot, France, c. 1960, 
enamelled copper. 
Signed Andrée Bazot, Paris
  • Earrings shaped as a palm tree, 
Gripoix for Chanel, second half of the '50ies. 
Pâte de verre emaillée and rhinestones. 
Marked  Made in France
  • Brooch,
Max Boinet for Elsa Schiaparelli, France, 1938
gilded and painted  metal, faceted glass stones.
Unsigned
  • Flexible Bracelet, 
unidentified manufacturer, France, c. 1930, 
silver, rhinestones and glass imitating emeralds. 
Marked with  legal silver mark for France and unidentified initials of maker
  • Fur clip, 
Roger Jean Pierre, France, c. 1955. 
Rhinestones with burnished metal mountings soldered together to obtain a clover shape. 
Marked Deposé
  • Fur clip, 
Eisenberg, USA, c. 1942, 
gilded silver and glass stones. 
Marked Eisenberg Sterling
  • From left: Dangling earrings, 
Chanel, France, c. 1970, 
pâte de verre emaillée. 
Unsigned.
Pendant, 
Chanel, France, c. 1980, 
pâte de verre emaillée. 
Marked Chanel Made in France
  • Heart shaped fur clip, 
Roger Jean-Pierre, France, c. 1955. 
Rhinestones with burnished metal mountings soldered together to obtain a heart shape.    
Marked Deposé
  • Clamper bracelet, 
Kenneth Jay Lane, USA, c. 1970. 
Gilded metal and glass stones.  
Marked K.J.L.
  • Dangling earrings,  
Kenneth Jay Lane,  USA, c. 1970, 
glass stones and rhinestones mounted on silver coloured metal. 
Marked K.J.L.
  • Fur clip, 
Eisenberg, USA, c. 1942, 
silver, rhinestones and glass pearls. 
Marked Eisenberg Sterling
  • Festoon necklace, 
unknown maker, France, c. 1960, 
glass imitating rose quartz, rhinestone chain in silver coloured metal. 
Unsigned
  • Fur clip shaped as a double flower,  
France, c. 1945, 
painted metal. 
Unsigned
  • Necklace with pendant, 
unidentified manufacturer, Denmark, c. 1955, 
silver
Marked Sterling Denmark and illegible initials of the maker
  • Clip, 
unidentified manufacturer, France, beginning of the 1940s, 
plexiglass and rhinestones mounted on silver. 
Marked with legal mark for silver and illegible initials of maker.
  • Festoon necklace, 
Francis Winter probably for Christian Dior, beginning of the 1950s, 
silver coloured metal, imitation stones and glass pearls. 
Unsigned
  • Fur clip, 
Vendôme, France, c. 1950, 
stems in gilded metal ending with hand made glass drops, imitation stones. 
Unsigned
  • Dangling earrings, 
Ugo Correani for Gianni Versace - inspired by a Schiaparelli bijoux de couture piece, Italy, 1991, 
silver coloured and partially painted metal 
Unsigned
  • Maltese cross brooch, 
Ugo Correani for Gianni Versace, Italy, c. 1990, 
cross in lucite and  rhinestones, imitation stones and gilded metal
Unsigned
  • Necklace,  
Ugo Correani for Gianni Versace,  Italy, c. 1990
 plastic spheres with motifs in gilded metal with rhinestones
Engraved tag  "Gianni Versace Italy"
  • Hat pins, 
Monique Vedie, France, c. 1955, 
hand worked resin. 
Unsigned
  • Brooch, 
probably Robert Goossens for Chanel, c. 1960, 
gilded metal, glass pearls and glass paste stone in the centre. 
Unsigned
  • Flexible bracelet, 
Andrée Bazot, France, c. 1960, 
enamelled copper. 
Signed Andrée Bazot Paris
  • Demi parure composed of festoon necklace and dangling earrings, 
Gripoix for Chanel,
France, c. 1935,
pâte de verre emaillée and rhinestones. 
Unsigned
  • Cuff bracelet, 
unknown maker,  France, c. 1930, 
(tested) silver
Unsigned
  • Group of brooches, 
Gianfranco Ferré, Italy, c. 1970, 
plastic. 
Unsigned
  • Cuff, 
Flamand, France, 1934, 
black bakelite and brass.
 Marked Flamand Paris
  • Collar
unknown maker, France, c. 1930
silver and rhinestones. Unsigned.
  • Belt buckle
Iba (Gazzada)  for an unidentified Italian fashion designer, Italy, c. 1985
plastic
Unsigned
  • Indian bracelet
Ugo Correani, Italy, c. 1980
gilded metal
Marked Ugo Correani
  • Demi parure composed of  bracelet and necklace
unknown maker, Italy, c. 1990
hand worked resin. 
Unsigned
  • Collar, 
Mimi di Niscemi, USA, 1967
pierced and strung elements in plexiglass. 
Signed M d N
  • Two Indian bracelets,
Patricia von Musulin, USA, c. 1980
silver
Marked Von Musulin Sterling
  • Festoon necklace,
Vendôme, Paris, c. 1960
rhinestones chain and elements in enamelled metal. 
Signed Vendôme Paris
  • Brooch designed by Roger Jean-Pierre for Balenciaga,
France, c. 1950
Swarovski rhinestones mounted on silver coloured metal. 
Signed Deposée
  • Collar necklace, 
designed by Francis Winter probably for Dior, France, c. 1950
glass pearls and imitation stones. 
Unsigned
  • Iris shaped brooch,
Cilea, Paris, c. 1990
hand made resin. 
Marked Cilea
  • Demi Parure composed of necklace and dangling earrings,
unknown maker, France, c. 1850,
tortoise shell with piqué points in gold. 
Unsigned
  • Fur Clip,
Vendôme for Roger Jean-Pierre, France, c. 1955
Rhinestones mounted on silver coloured metal and glass beads and drops. 
Unsigned
  • Brooch with a figure of  a woman,
unidentified maker, Mexico, c. 1940
silver and hard stones. 
Marked R.G. Sterling Mexico
  • Brooch shaped as a flower,
unknown maker, France, c. 1900
silver and rhinestones.
Marked with legal mark for silver
  • Musketeer shaped brooch,
unknown maker, France, c. 1935
enamelled metal. 
Unsigned
  • Rigid necklace,
Eugenio Zanon, Italy, c. 1950
hand worked copper and silver coloured metal. 
Engraved on the reverse 'Eugenio Zanon'
  • Brooch with pendant,
David Andersen, Norway, c. 1905
silver and amber.
Marked D. A. Sterling
  • Leaf shaped brooch with ladybird,
Marcel Boucher, USA, c. 1955
gilded metal and alligator skin with ladybird in gilded and enamelled metal. 
Marked Boucher
  • Necklace/belt,
Wolock, France, c. 1955
gilded metal and glass stones. 
Marked Wolock Paris
  • Button Earrings,
Andrée Bazot, France, c. 1960
enamelled copper. 
Signed Andrée Bazot Paris
  • Flower Shaped Brooch
unknown maker, USA, c. 1940
painted papier maché. 
Unsigned
  • Necklace,
unknown maker, France, c. 1950
strung hand made beads.
Unsigned
  • Flexible bracelet and lip,
unknown maker, USA, c. 1935
rhodium plated metal, melon cut imitation stones and rhinestones.
Unsigned
  • Cross motif necklace
Vendôme, France, c. 1930
rhinestones mounted on fabric and rodium plated metal findings. 
Unsigned
  • Pendant necklace
designed by Roger Scemama and manufactured by Vendôme, France, c. 1960
silver coloured metal, rhinestone chain and glass imitating coral and moon stone.
Unsigned
  • Demi parure composed of a pendant necklace and bracelet,
probably Jacob Bengel, Germany, c. 1930
silver coloured metal, partially painted. 
Unsigned
  • Triangular motif Necklace,
Glen Yank, USA, c. 1980
hand worked aluminium. 
Marked Glen Yank