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.
Goldtone fine metal mesh purse with fine mesh
fringe on a frame embellished with raised floral designs and birds at each end. Chain handle, 10"L. Clasp bezel set with cobalt blue glass cabochon. Circa 1910.
Mod 1960s Whiting & Davis purse in white
enameled metal mesh trimmed with white leather. Detachable shoulder strap. Taupe satin lining. Impeccable condition throughout. Signed: Whiting and Davis International. Purse, 6"L x 10"W x 1.75"H; strap, 43"L.
Goldtone metal mesh vanity purse with a guilloche
enamel compact top decorated with a hand-painted rose. Inside the top is a powder compact and rouge. Compact top, 2.5"Dia. Purse, 5"L. Mesh chain handle, 9"L. Marked: Evans. Minimal wear.