June 2010 – SJ Phillips of New Bond Street has a wonderful sales exhibition of paste and other jewellery dating from the golden years of the 18th and 19th centuries
This sale exhibition provides an overview of paste jewels between 1750 and 1900. Beautiful 18th century girandoles, but also simple mirror or Vauxhall glass jewellery (Vauxhall glass’ name derives from a mirror glassworks in Vauxhall, London that was owned by the Duke of Buckingham. Faceted glass was applied to a metal background which was then painted black) and French jet jewellery are exhibited. The exhibition is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue by jewellery historian Diana Scarisbrick, with a foreword by Anna Wintour, Editor-in-Chief of American Vogue.
Paste jewellery, with its wonderful colours has not dated, lately it has risen in popularity tremendously, appealing to women today.
The catalogue can be viewed online by clicking here.