Fabulous iconic maple leaf pendant and matching dress clips is from McClelland Barclay. The set features two dress clips, each measuring 1 3/4 inches in diameter. The pendant necklace features a snake chain measuring 16 inches, and a huge pendant which measures 2 3/4 inches in diameter. Two pieces are signed "McClelland Barclay" as shown. (Please note that there are at least six signatures for McClelland Barclay, including Barclay and Barclay Sterling; also Barclay with the copyright symbol before 1955.
The set is in nice condition considering its age. See photos for more information or request more pictures.
McClelland Barclay was a Renaissance man who painted, sculpted, designed U.S. postage stamps, magazine covers, U.S. recruitment posters and advertising for everything from chocolates to cars. His Fisher body car ads often incorporated his beautiful wife and made Fisher a household name. He was born in 1891 and was reported MIA in 1942 when his ship was torpedoed in the Pacific. He was serving in the US Naval Reserve as a Lt. Commander where he contributed posters, illustrations, and officer portraits for the Navy, among other duties.
He designed jewelry for a few years beginning in 1935 which was produced by the company Rice-Wiener. This is a rare and highly collectible set!
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