This wonderful vintage brooch is signed McClelland Barclay. It is a gold tone brooch set with red rhinestones at the center and pave' rhinestone in a silver tone setting also at the center. The brooch measures 2" x 1-3/4" and is in exceptional condition.
McClelland was an exceptional artist. He started making jewelry in the 1930's and he died in 1944.
Born in St. Louis in 1891, Barclay's mother died when he was 17. He was sent to Washington, DC, to live with his aunt and uncle, Edward and Lucy McClelland, after whom he had been named. He studied first at the Art Institute of Chicago, and later at the Art Students League in New York City, where he studied figure drawing with George Bridgman and illustration with Thomas Fogarty. Barclay also attended The St. Louis Museum of Fine Arts (now known as the School of Art, Washington University); there he studied under the school's founder, Halsey Ives. He was also a student in the Corcoran School of Art in Washington DC.
McClellan Barclay Red Rhinestone Brooch
$85 $100 SALE