An exquisite floral pin clip* / flower brooch, of vintage rare French, signed, Made in France (Depose), lovely soft shades of sable brown color abalone with its matching earrings from the late 1940's; that are presented here for you in excellent vintage condition.
This silky satin sable brown colored abalone is in excellent vintage condition with its beautiful subtle rainbow effects ribbons through out all of the pieces are signed, Made in France, additionally the pin / clip is signed, Depose(( Patented (in French )), on the clip mechanism. In keeping with the still scarcity of metals after WWII the backings are of gilded brass on the earrings and of gilded silver and brass for the pin / clip; both decorations are hand wired onto pierced metal backings, ala Haskell style of the same period. All the clips function properly; there are no missing or broken abalone pieces and all are tight and secure to their forms. The brooch or pin / clip measures 2 inches by 1 5/8 inches and the earrings measure 15/16 inch in diameter ( or just under one inch ). This displays only desirable age appropriate mellowing and light wear to the metal finish, nothing that detracts from set's stunning appeal only that that affirms their age and authenticity. A new spring-loaded pin clip mechanism (see photo 2) has been added to one prong of this clip to make its wear more brooch-like at no additional charge. A timeless addition to your accessories wardrobe which will add a striking statement with lasting appeal for so many occasions, seasons, events and ensembles!
....see photo 7, a collection of black and white photos and drawings from '30-40's showing clips worn / color photos showing them used today....
*Although the term ' fur clip' is the commonly used name for this type of brooch, it is a misnomer. The patent for this two pronged mechanism was titled pin / clip and it has prongs strong enough to pierce fur or leather, hence the nick name. They actually work well anywhere a regular brooch* would be appropriate. (L9762)
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