Victorian Steel Cut Shoe Clips in a Basket Pattern
Cut steel items were some of the most intricate pieces made, created to imitate the sparkle of diamonds. Made from riveted, faceted steel beads, these beads each have 12 cut facets. Some cut steel beads have only 5 facets, indicating a poorer quality and less sparkle. The majority of these antique cut steel pieces were made in France and later towards the end of the 1800's were manufactured in England.
These extraordinary shoe clips are marked "MADE IN FRANCE".
The pattern is a large Basket in the center surrounded with rows of cut steel beads.
Measurements: 2 " Long x 2 1/4" Wide.
Excellent condition – These Antique French Shoe Clips will make a lovely addition to any Antique Victorian Accessory Collection.
Item ID: FA-202