Check out this substantial 1930s vintage shield style oval and round red glass cabochon dress clip in beautifully finished pot metal. It has an almost militaristic look and feel. High relief casting is well defined with that warm pewter tone patina. The clip is set with the most incredible huge ruby red glass cabochons -- two rounds flanking the center oval. Spectacular glow imparted by both cabs and cast.
The clip measures a generous approximate 2 7/8 inches x 2 1/8 inches with a 1/2 inch profile. Round cabs are approximately 13 millimeters; oval about 25 millimeters x 17 millimeters. Weight is a respectable 44 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All components original and intact. Pot metal has superb patina. Red glass cabochons have spectacular color and glow with no chips, nicks, cracks, or breaks. No discoloration or flaking. Clip back is strong and secure. No damage / no repairs. Excellent vintage.
The clip has a utility patent number corresponding to the year 1931. Although these utility patent numbers were used over a period of years, we are confident that this clip's design, materials, and workmanship date it circa 1931-1939.
Strength in design. Red Deco. At Cody's.
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