Featured Jewellery of Mrs. Henry Ford II

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by Bronwen, Jan 13, 2021.

  1. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

  2. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    Ohhhhhhhhhh. I love new words. And such an interesting name for these objects.
     
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  3. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    I've coveted a piece of gripoix for years. It's often misused as a term, the real stuff is glorious.

    I like her taste.
     
  4. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Strictly speaking it is for the glass only, poured glass made by Gripoix. Called after a Madame Gripoix who started out in the 19th century making replicas of the expensive jewels of the French aristocracy. She developed a special technique of pouring molten glass into the setting, so it had a perfect fit and looked expensively made.
    The House of Gripoix later made costume jewellery for Chanel and a few other high end fashion houses. Coco Chanel would buy authentic Byzantine and Mughal jewellery and ask Gripoix to make something similar using their poured glass technique.;) Hence the beautiful and perfectly executed designs.
    So do I.:happy:
     
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  5. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    How is this name properly pronounced?
     
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  6. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Greepwáh, but with a French accent.:)
    Or did you mean Ford?:angelic:
     
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  7. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

  8. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member



    Not sayin' he's right, but he claims to be a native speaker.
     
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  9. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Sounds Quebecois to me.
     
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  10. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Christina Ford. She was very chic.

    Debora

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  11. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Henry Ford II was known around town as Henry the Deuce.
     
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  12. I would like to be in on some of those Hermes silk scarves listed, I would give them to my Mom. I may try bidding. ❤️Maven
     
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  13. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    I've got two Hermes scarves, one bought new by Himself. The other was a whole five quid at a car boot!
     
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  14. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Once again I am left sooo envious of the British car boot sale.
     
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  15. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Heh. ;) It's where most of the Infamous Hoard has come from.
     
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  16. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Rummage/jumbles, boot sales etc. Yeppers. You never know what'll unearth itself next!
     
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  17. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Let's not forget skips and fly tips. ;)
     
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  18. stracci

    stracci Well-Known Member

  19. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    FREE! My favorite price point!
     
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  20. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    I took two bronze stands off a neighbour's skip, with permission. Sold them for fifty. Buyer sold them on for 150. I don't know what the gallery who bought them are selling them for!
     
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