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Dress Clip Huge Grape Cluster with Large Red Beads
I'm going to admit it. I'm a sucker for nice dress clips. Although they were worn from late Victorian times until the 1940s, they were most popular from the 20s into the early 40s. I would date this particular clip from sometime in the 1930's.
A stamped metal cluster of grape leaves is at the top of the grape cluster. The "grapes" are composed of various sizes of beads that form a triangular shape. The beads are a luscious shade of deep red, perhaps a red-violet? Each bead is firmly attached to a gold tone metal spoke that forms the base of the piece. The metal is mostly hidden by the design.
The piece is in exceptional shape. All the beads are in perfect condition with no cracks, crazing or chipping. The metal structure shows a bit of age patina and a bit of wear, but is overall good shape. The only flaw occurs at the very tip of the clip on the reverse - some of the metal finish is worn away. The clip mechanism works perfectly. It is very tight and the hinge swings freely.
The clip is large. It measures 2-1/4" high by 2" wide by approximately 3/4" deep.
Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: Red, Size: 2-1/4" x 2" X 3/4"
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