A Wonderful Antique Amber and Carved French Ivory Necklace, Art Deco, circa 1920's. This beautiful antique necklace is composed of simulated butterscotch amber beads with early carved French Ivory celluloid beads. The necklace is estimated to date to the Art Deco period, circa 1920's. The center bead is about 5/8 inch in thickness. The entire necklace is about 15 inches long. The necklace is on the original cotton cording and has the old brass spring ring clasp.
This is a famous vintage jewelry piece from the early 1940s - marked by many different designers or unmarked. This one is Reinad which made this clip for at least three other companies. So we have Reinad, other names from the era, and lots of fakes - old and new. However, this one is the real thing - marked Reinad. It is a large dress clip - 3 3/4" x 2 1/2". The clip is set with clear and ruby rhinestones, with lots of sparkle. The clip is in good condition, and marked, as shown.
Kathy Flood, in her book, "Costume Jewelry Figurals" calls this clip a suffering senora. I don't know what she suffers from, but she certainly doesn't look very happy. She is 2 1/4" x 1 1/4" and appears to be made of pot metal which was once gilded and is now worn off in places. The clip is set with jewel colored chatons and they are all present. The clip is in good condition except for the wear on the metal, and is marked Monet, as shown.
The is a very old rhinestone clip. It is 1 1/4" x 1 1/2" and is a shield shape. It has lots of different shapes and sizes of clear rhinestones and appears to be made of pot metal. The back clip is tight and it has "teeth" to hold onto the fabric. It is in very good condition considering its age, with only two rhinestones that I see that have darkened. It is not maarked.
This is a very elegant piece of history that can be worn on a lapel, a scarf, or even on a chain as a necklace! Very detailed wavy leaves dance across the surface, and hold 10 perfect marquis shaped amethyst rhinestones. Even the clip on the back is etched with a decorative organic pattern.
Condition: Good, there are a few dark spots on the brass
Size: 3” long X 1 ¾ “ wide
A Vintage Pair of Sterling Silver Buckle Ear Clips
The ear clips are cast in the form of a Buckle. The silver buckle positioned at the top of the earring, the bottom of the earring trailing with buckle holes. Each marked “925” on the verso.
Size: 1” length, ¾” width
This is really a beautiful old piece - gold plated over sterling and made to look like an enameled pansy bloom. There is a brilliant blue faceted rhinestone prong set in the middle. The diameter each way is about 1 3/4". The metal is nice and shiny, and the clip works well. The only damage to the enamel is a tiny round spot that you should be able to see in the close up picture, right at about 11:00 on the top flower petal. The rest of it is perfect...
A nice quality antique 3-3/4" x 1" Chinese cinnabar and multicolour enamel floral dress clip c1900 (or earlier). This clip features a filigree silver setting with a spring-hinged long dress clip clasp; it has a toothed rake at the end to hold it to the fabric. It may have originally been a brooch or some other decoration, these pieces were sometimes converted to dress clips after 1910, and the clip section doesn't appear to be added, but may have been...
Treasured by a lady who kicked up her heels celebrating the end of World War I, these VICTORY brand antique shoe buckles are truly fascinating pieces of the past. Being marked PAT 12/23/19 (presumably for their clever fastening mechanism), they're precisely dated to the transitional decade between Edwardian and Art Deco times (1910-1920). What came to be known as Deco design was gradually coming to the fore then, replacing organic curves with sleek geometry...
Everything about these antique shoe clips says quality. They just don't make them like this anymore. The repoussé metalwork, formed to resemble cut steel, is so finely finished that the front surfaces feel silky -- and the backs actually have liners covered with silky fabric, as well as wonderfully sturdy clamps.
Despite their size -- a fairly gigantic 2.25 x 1.5 inches -- these clips can be worn as well by day as in the evening...
Wonderful early Coro Craft Sterling piece designed by A. Katz in 1944. A 2 1/2 inch Sterling Fur Clip Hand of Friendship with well manicured bejeweled hand. Hallmarked Coro Craft w/Pegasus mark STERLING. There is a baguette stone missing and some fine wear to surface, including vermeil.
2.5 Inches wide this elegant little Moth is covered with clear rhinestones and has green eyes. This moth is a "pinch clip" as shown in the photo. Signed Pat No 2,026,974, or 2,028,974 which dates it to 1936. This lovely moth can serve as a brooch or a wonderful hair ornament. Patent search reveals that this is possibly an early DeRosa, Just so very elegant.
Circa 1930's vintage Czech dress clip features beautiful unfoiled amber topaz rhinestones and molded leaves. Please be sure to look at its amber topaz companion on my site. 2.5 inches long a little over 1.5 inches wide, lovely etched clip on the back.
Circa 1930's vintage Czech dress clip features beautiful unfoiled amber topaz rhinestones and molded leaves. Please be sure to look at its amethyst companion on my site. 2.5 inches long a little over 1.5 inches wide, lovely etched clip on the back.
A Lovely Early Antique Victorian Citrine Brass Clip Brooch - Vintage Pin, circa 1910. The clip brooch holds faceted citrine paste stones, bezel set into an ornate brass setting. The setting has wonderful late Victorian - Edwardian detailing. It is from an estate collection and is estimated to date circa 1910. This could be worn on a lapel, hat, bag, belt, blazer, pocket, etc. for a romantic accessory...
Incredibly Rare Coro Duette Bracelet. This wonderful black enameled bracelet was made to showcase a pair of duette clips. The patent number for these clips is 1852188. This patent was issued in April of 1932. Duette clips were mounted more commonly in brooches, but there were a few companies who made bracelets and necklaces.
A vintage pair of German Art Deco rhinestone dress clips c1920s. These 1-7/8 x 3/4" clips are signed DRGM 58525, the tension on the snaps is firm and tight, and they are in excellent original condition with no chips, cracks, dents, bends, corrosion, losses, damage or repairs other than some minor darkening to a couple of the stones. All items are thoroughly and conservatively graded and all condition issues are noted; all items are secondhand and may have slight signs of gentle use...
Excellent Dress Clip with Gilt Leaves and Rhinestones. Reminds me of early Haskell dress clips. This clip is 2.25 inches tall. Good Conditions, rhinestones are alive and sparkly. Back of clip gilt finish is in better condition as photos show. This is a really beautiful early piece.