Wednesday, 24 March 2010
My friend Irja, who runs the vintage shop Hoochie Mama Jane came across Art Nouveau jewellery said to truly be from the beginning of the 20th century and designed by Mucha himself! Mucha! I love Mucha! And Irja loves Mucha - she even has a Mucha tattoo. As she also tends to go for more is more she therefore had to get these, even not convinced of their origin.
After some googling and some emails it turned out these necklaces were dead stock from a Czech factory that closed around 1924-25 and the design on the jewellery where indeed originally by Mucha's hand! Quite the find.
And oh what amount of vintage bling bling! Classy bling. And pretty gems.
The necklaces will not be for sale at Irja's store though, she'll keep them to herself.