A wonderful '40s vintage triple maple leaf dress clip offers curb appeal and coverage with it's finely textured gilt brass finish and generous 3 3/8 inch length. It also features individually dimensional cast leaves, each mimicking the curls and furls of natural leaves. Clips of this scope and size were generally made in singles to be proudly displayed as a neckline accent. Today, of course, clips can be reassigned to wherever your imagination directs. We love this clip for it's subject matter and sheer size. It's statement is clear and unapologetic. Vintage costume jewelry at it's most brazen.
The clip measures approximately 3 3/8 inches x 2 7/8 inches with a 3/8 inch profile. Weight is about 30 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All components original and intact. Shape retained with no dents, improper bends or collapse. All soldering neat and secure. Leaves have a time acquired patina with commensurate high and low lights. Some slight contact point wear consistent with age. Clip mechanism functions as designed with tight, secure hinge and snap shut closure. Clean. No damage / no repairs. Excellent vintage.
The clip is not signed. It's design, materials, and construction as well as intended use, indicates a 1940s vintage.
Falling leaves. A triple play for a home run hit. Clip it at Cody's.
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Triple Maple Leaf Gilt Brass Dress Clip