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McClelland Barclay ruby emerald cut crystal bracelet

McClelland Barclay ruby emerald cut crystal bracelet

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Directory: Estate Jewelry: Costume: Designer: Pre 1940: Item # 904207
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The bracelet is marked McClelland Barclay on the open clasp link. The back is worn but the front is in very good condition. The plating is 14kt gold over brass and the paste stones are set in silver plated channel. The bracelet has Faux ruby sets that are of the Verneuil process of flame fusion of synthetic crystal making. These are very good faux ruby of pigeon blood red color. The depth of bracelet is almost 5/8" with width 3/4" x 7" long. Very collectable and almost impossible to find this vintage piece signed by the engraved signature of McClelland Barclay.

The name McClelland Barclay is one of the most respected names in costume jewelry. An artist, sculpture, and jewelry designer, he started in jewelry in the 1930s and he was killed in World War 11 in early 1943. From sometime in 1932 to 1938 he designed jewelry and commissioned different manufactures to produce his jewelry about 1935. Not just 1 but several and one of them being "Rice Weiner Co", who made most of his jewelry for him.

McClelland Barclay jewelry is marked that way in his own signature and engraved into the metal and not applied to disc.

His work is highly Art Deco and from the 1930s is much sought after because of his artistic design.