When Ilon Specht worked in advertising in NYC, she authored major ad campaigns, including "Because I’m Worth It" for L’Oréal. Over the years, to mitigate the stress of her high-powered job, she collected antiques for her residences. When she couldn’t decorate as fast as she could hunt and gather, she founded Hacienda, an Ojai, CA, antiques shop dedicated to the diversity of beauty, run by Martin Sierra and filled by Ilon. With this sale, she brings her collector’s eye to vintage jewelry and accessories, as gorgeous displayed on your dresser as on you.
Statement brooch made by the House of Gripoix,
renowned for making glass components and faux-pearls for Chanel. Features cranberry-red poured glass beads, large teardrop shaped glass-pearls, and clear rhinestones. Purchased from Gripoix at market in Paris in the mid-2000s. Bail ...
1930s early Eisenberg silver pot metal clip brooch
presenting a center row of square emerald crystals flanked by rows of tilted open-backed slightly darker emerald stones accented with small clears. Clip-back is ornately etched, stones are flawless.
Hattie Carnegie black plastic elephant brooch set with
clear rhinestones in goldtone and silvertone metal, circa 1960. No maker's mark, but is an acknowledged Carnegie design. A white version is shown in Jacqueline Rehmann's book, Classic American Costume Jewelry. Age ...