Wonderful shield style dress clip, circa 1930s, features a combination of art glass, rhinestones, and Peking glass beads in shades of amethyst and green. Clip center is anchored with an oblong faceted rectangular purple art glass stone (unfoiled and open backed). An array or oval and marquise shaped rhinestones in amethyst color surround. Jutting out near center, six rods / stems support two sizes of emerald green Peking glass beads. At shield's crest green chaton rhinestones accent. Reverse of clip includes tight snap shut pronged clip, patent number 1801128, granted in 1931.
The clip measures approximately 2 1/8 inches x 2 inches with a 1/4 inch profile or height. Large center stone is about 15 millimeters x 8, oval rhinestones, 7 millimeters and larger Peking glass beads, 10 millimeters. Weight of the clip is approximately 26 grams.
Condition is very good vintage. Clip's front is excellent. All stones original and intact, retaining colors and sparkle. Green glass beads free from chips, nicks, cracks or breaks with superb gem tone green translucent color. All setting secure. No dents or improper bends to metal components. Reverse of clip and clip paddle show some oxidation. It has been noted in images and is reflected in price. Clip arm retains tight, snap shut closure. Issues as noted. Very good vintage.
Clip arm hinge cradle is stamped with patent number 181128, granted in 1931. No other marks detected. Design, materials and workmanship indicate a 1930s vintage.
Shield yourself in shades of amethyst and emerald. Keep a stiff upper clip. At Cody's.
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Art Deco Vintage Peking Glass Bead Rhinestone Faux Amethyst Dress Clip