Circa mid to late '30s vintage, these late Art Deco era earrings, in a burnished gold tone finish, consist of a top section that "crawls" up the ear in sweep of faux seed pearls and trio of clear baguette rhinestones. An inverted tulip pattern dangles, laden with additional faux seed pearls and reconfigured baguette rhinestone trio. A great design that complements the ear as well as the face enhanced by the soft glow of pearls and a hint of glint.
The earrings are approximately 2 inches x 1 inch at their widest with a 1/4 inch thickness. Faux seed pearls are about 2 millimeters; rhinestone baguettes, approximately 4 millimeters. Weight of the earrings pair is about 18 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All components intact. Faux pearls retain nacre and luster with very minimal wear. Rhinestone baguettes uniformly clear and brilliant. No dark, yellow, cloudy or dead stones. Burnished gold tone finish intact, front and back. Clips strong and secure. Extremely clean. No damage / no repairs. Excellent vintage.
The earrings are not signed, other than a patent number. The floral patterned wedge clip's design patent was issued in 1934. The clip design, of course, could be used many years subsequent to the patent issue date. We believe the earrings' materials and construction, as well as overall presentation, in conjunction with these early clips, date them from the mid to late 1930s.
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