This Art Deco period dress clip is a classic with rhinestones galore and an especially fine cast metal figural leaf form with airy openwork down its center as well as on separate parts of the leaf. It even has a decorative clip on the back. It measures 2 1/2” top to bottom and 2” at its widest point. The piece is in very good, estate, used condition with one exception which is a missing rhinestone near the bottom of the clip. However the casting is so strongly silvery-white that it doesn't affect the wearability of the piece. Note the surface of the clip in our photos where you'll see the lovely geometric scroll pattern on a part of the piece which only its owner will ever see. This is a feature of such dress clips and costume jewelry which was made in the 1930's and 40's due to an influx of jewelers and craftsmen from Europe, often Jewish, who at that time were beginning to feel the political pressure of the rise of fascism. Some of them escaped by coming to the U.S. where they found work, even during the depression, making costume jewelry which kept their skills alive even if they could no longer afford to work in precious metals and real jewels. This was partly driven by Hollywood films which needed over-the-top pieces for their leading ladies to wear. Their legacy in both craftsmanship and design in American costume jewelry manufacture endures today and this dress clip is one such piece. Even with its gorgeous design and execution it is unsigned, but its quality is unmistakable. Lovely.

Art Deco
2.5" X 2"

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Art Deco Rhinestone Dress Clip, Beautifully Made, Circa 1930's-40's


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