Fruit Salad & Diamanté Art Deco Dress Clips
1 3/4" x 1 1/2"
Utility patent # 1,801,128 (for dress clip) issued to Anthony E. Waller in 1931 (application filed in 1930)
Molded ruby, sapphire and emerald glass stones (to imitate Indian-carved gemstones) surrounded by diamanté form this classic pair of 1930s Art Deco dress clips. Molded colored stones like these in the shapes of leaves or fruits are known as fruit salads or tutti frutti and were first made popular by fine jewelry firms such as Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels. You can see the utility patent for the dress clip mechanism here, shown below the name of Anthony E. Waller.