31 May 2012

Last Minute Jubilee!

Just a few more days before we witness the Queen's 60th year in reign! If you haven't been swept up in the pomp, circumstance, Oxford St. cleaning and bunting (not to mention all that lush victoria sponge cake), then here are a few items that will have you singing God Save the Queen with the rest of the block party.

Wedgewood Teapot provided by Olympic Antiques, K32, Grays Mews.

Purses provided by Linda Bee, L20, Grays Mews.

Assortment of Jewellery.  Pearl and Gold Bracelet provided by S. Greenstein; Diamond, Ruby, and Saphire ring provided by Wimpole Antiques; and Pearl and Gold heart ring provided by Charlotte Sayers.  S. Greenstein, 304-306; Wimpole Antiques, 338;  Charlotte Sayers 313-315; All located in Grays at 58 Davies St.

Elizabeth II Jubilee Tin, provided by Lola Boggi, Showcase V001 in Grays Mews.

Silver Trophy Bonbon Holder with Handle and Blue Glass, and Silver and Red Glass Double-Ended Perfume/Smelling Salts holder, provided by Hallmark Antiques, 319 at Grays 58 Davies St.

One Crown Coin from Isle of Man , c. 1952 commemorating the Silver Jubilee of Elizabeth II, provided by Ting's Jewellery Box, Showcase C22 in Grays Mews.

19 May 2012

Its that time of year again!  April showers have brought May flowers, so we've all got our fingers crossed for some luscious weather during the 2012 RHS Chelsea Flower Show!  Thus it's time to remember flowers old...
Crinoid Echinoderms, Flower-like Sea Anemone, 330 Million years old.  Fossil Earth, Grays Mews Showcase FS005.
and flowers new...
David Anderson Cased Silver Leaf Brooch and Earring Set.  Mandy Morrish, Grays Mews Showcase V014. 

So whether you're gracing the gardens with your presence, or just tending your own gardens,  make sure you've got the perfect tools and inspiration to do so.  And as we've currently got a full house of showcase dealers, below is a little spotlight selection of floral themed items that you can find in the Grays Mews Showcases.
Torquay Ware Vase, circa 1900.  Osmanieh Antiques, Grays Mews Showcase V009.

Clarice Cliffe crocus cup and saucer set, circa 1930s. Yvonne Humble, Grays Mews Showcase V20.

Selection of floral Art Deco ceramics.  Deco Et Cetera, Grays Mews Showcase V016


19th Century French Toile, matted.  Osmanieh Antiques, Grays Mews Showcase V009.



Hallmarked Silver and Enameled Japanese Style Cigarette Case.  Mandy Morrish, Grays Mews Showcase V014. 
1969 Russian Hand Painted Laquer Box in Medieval Naturalist Style.  Tina Crick, Grays Mews Showcase MB026. 

Black beaded flower purse, 1950s.  Koh I Noor Antiques, Grays Mews Showcase V024.

Cut Steel Beaded Rose Necklace, c. 1920s.  Koh I Noor Antiques, Grays Mews Showcase V024.

Cloisonne Plate, Possibly Meiji Period.  Tina Crick, Grays Mews Showcase MB026.



9 May 2012

Duchess of Cambridge models Beaut-iful earrings

Vintage Style Earrings from Beaut Jewellery chosen for elite Thirty Club dinner
The Duchess of Cambridge dazzled guests at the prestigious Thirty Club dinner at Claridges last night with a show-stopping outfit. Wearing a cream dress, believed to be Roland Mouret, the Duchess added some seasonal Summer sparkle with a pair of crystal-studded Jimmy Choo Vamp sandals. The outfit was exquisitely accessorized with the stunning Ava earrings from Beaut Jewellery. It is the second time that the Duchess has chosen the earrings from the collection at Beaut, previously accessorizing the stunning silver Grecian-style Jenny Packham gown at a fundraising dinner at St James’ Palace.

Ava earrings from Beaut's Vintage Collection, £195.
The Ava earrings are from Beaut’s Vintage Collection – sterling silver with 9ct hoops hand-set in London with crystal paste stones.

Beaut Jewellery was founded four years ago by Virginia Priest and Frances Scanlan. specialising in bespoke, bridal and vintage style jewellery the company operates as a concession in the prestigious Gray’s Antique Mews – a stone’s throw from London’s shopping thoroughfare, Oxford Street.

Virginia Priest comments: The Duchess of Cambridge is an international fashion icon whose style and fashion flair is celebrated the world over, so for us there is no greater compliment than for her to have chosen to wear Beaut Jewellery. As a small business, we are hugely excited by the opportunity to introduce our jewellery to new audiences.

To purchase the Ava earrings or other pieces from Beaut Jewellery please visit them at Grays Antique Mews, South Molton Lane, call 020 7629 0688 or visit www.beautjewellery.com 

4 May 2012

Amber Fortuna

We welcome Amber Fortuna, our latest dealer to Grays. Amber Fortuna specialises in hand-made jewellery from Baltic amber. Baltic sea is the source of Baltic amber or as the people used to say in the ancient times is the origin of Baltic gold. At the time of Roman Empire, Amber Road was formed which went through the lands of Latvia, Lithuania, and Konigsberg through what is today Gdansk, Poznan, and Brno going all the way to Rome. The same way Amber Fortuna brings appreciation of Baltic amber to the world today.

Everyone will be able to find something in this wonderful new shop, from small valuables such as pendants, clip earrings, to bracelets, necklaces and souvenirs. 






Amber Fortuna is based in the basement of Grays Antiques, 58 Davies Street. Fore more information visit the website: www.amberfortuna.com



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