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...
This is a very hard to find set of penguin fur clips. They are pictured in a number of jewel collectors' books, so I am sure many will recognize them. They measure approx. 1 1/2" Tall and have a faux pearl belly and their costumes are black and orange enamel decorated with clear rhinestones. The male penguin is all ready for the next formal occasion with his top hat and cane. The female is plainer. They appear to be made of pot metal and their clips both work well...
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...
A fun old celluloid dress clip in the form of a rose with foliage that measures 2 3/8" long and is 1 1/8" wide at its widest point. It is in good condition for its age with normal signs of wear but still retains good coloration. The clip part is in good working condition and is marked "MADE IN USA."
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...
The 1940s fur clip has three filigree flowers in gold-tone with yellow-gold faceted glass beads in the center of each. The leaves are gold-tone and show some wear which visually looks like a patina. There is a double pronged clip at the back to anchor the brooch to the fur.
The sterling silver earrings have a large center blue stone surrounded by cubic zircona in the style made famous by Princess Diana. These are clip-on earrings dating from the late 1970s/early 1980s and they measure 5/8 inch by 3/4 inch. The center stone is 3/8 inch by 1/2 inch. The earrings are marked 925 and are in very good condition.
The vintage blue earrings have blue foil cabochons with blue oval beads and blue rhinestones set in silver-tone. The clip-on earrings measure 1 1/8 inches by 3/4 inch and date from the 1960s. They are in good condition.
CLOSED: 1 1/2" to the bottom of the cards x 1 1/4" wide - OPEN: 3/4" two pronged fur clip finding - CARDS: 3/8" X 1/2" each (7 cards total)
Need a bit of extra luck? This is the clip to wear! Only aces & more aces.
The brooch/pin is worn with the cards hanging down. All of the cards are attached with jump rings so that they move freely as you move.
Four sparkly rhinestones decorate the basket...
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.
Pair of Black Plastic Clip-On Screw Back Earrings from the 1960;s American
Dangling black plastic ball earrings. Wear them with those great old psychedelic duds. Super-cool. Each earring is 2 3/4 inches long. Top ball is 1/2 inch in diameter. Bottom ball is 3/4 inch in diameter. In pristine original condition. 19.2 gr.