What a wonderful vintage fur clip by Nettie Rosenstein, circa 1940's. Fur clips were extremely popular beginning in the 1920's when costume jewelry began to become extremely popular with women. This occurred at the same time as the advent of the department store. Dress and fur clips were fastened to dresses, furs and other items of clothing. Nettie Rosenstein, a very prominent American fashion designer of the times, created costume jewelry including fur clips. THey were created with attention to the smallest detail and her standards were the highest. THese clips were often made of vermeil, that is a sterling that has a gold wash over it. THis clip is sterling and it has a gold wash over it which has all but disappeared. The remaining sterling is bright and shiny, however, a trace of gold does come through at times creating a lovely effect. THe shape of the clip is that of a paisley , an abstract shape that curves. There are small beads of sterling that graduate in size and around the perimeter of the shape. Then a solid line imitates the paisley shape and within that space there is another line of graduated sterling beads. THe clip is tight and Nettie Rosenstein is signed at the back as is STERLING. THe measurements are 2 3/8"w x 1 1/8"h. This clip is in great condition. It is truly lovely and has an appearance that is the essence of the '40's. However, now in 21st century, it would be just as lovely on a blazer's wide lapel or on a plunging v neck gown. Whatever your fancy, this piece of costume jewelry is relevant in any century. COndition: Excellent VINTAGE Condition
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