Charles Horner is more known for the Art Deco silver jewellery it produced here in Halifax UK. However, they also made a wide range of costume jewellery, ornaments, buttons, hat pins, thimbles and other metal and plastic items.

One range was the Staybright shiny metal costume jewellery with dimpled surfaces that glitters and are a poor mans “marcasite” repro. Very collectable today.

Art Deco Charles Horner - Stay bright jewellery
Art Deco Charles Horner – Stay bright jewellery

 Back view of the Art Deco Charles Horner - Stay bright jewelleryBack view of the Art Deco Charles Horner – Stay bright jewellery

Charles Horner staybright boat brooch
Charles Horner staybright boat brooch
Stay bright faux marcasite sailing ship brooch by Charles Horner
Stay bright faux marcasite sailing ship brooch by Charles Horner
Peacock stay bright brooch by Charles horner
Peacock stay bright brooch by Charles horner
Pelican brooch by Charles Horner
Pelican brooch by Charles Horner
Charles Horner bird brooch
Swallow bird brooch by Charles Horner jewellery
Charles Horner bow brooch
Bow brooch in Staybright

More Staybrite jewellery information

Charles Horner feather brooch in Staybrite
Feather style CH brooch

There was also a wide range of cameo pieces produced in casein – a type of plastic. Very recognizable.

back of a casein brooch by Charles Horner
back of a casein brooch by Charles Horner
Casein cameo lady by Charles Horner
Casein cameo lady by Charles Horner

Most of these Charles Horner pieces are unsigned. Occasionally you will see the C H mark. Fun collectables and of course made in England. For any Charles Horner items we have to buy.

Updated 16/02/2019.