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.
This 1930s large, black Bakelite brooch with ornate carving is adorned with square-cut and round diamanté replaced by the previous owner. (The plastic was molded to simulate carving.) This brooch, which has a roll-over safety clasp, is not for the faint-hearted. A real statement piece. If you like this design but prefer something smaller, scroll down to see the matching dress clip.
This 1920s-1930s Art Deco necklace of square-cut faceted amethyst glass stones set in silver-tone frames with a delicate chain is probably sterling, but it is unmarked. It closes with a filigree fish-hook clasp. Please note that the color saturation of the crystals is even ― any differences in the photos are due to lighting. This necklace looks lovely with several of my Art Deco amethyst earrings and bracelets – scroll down to take a look.
The combination of sapphire glass stones with blue and white enameled chevrons make this chrome 1930s Art Deco necklace extraordinary. It closes with a spring-ring clasp. All of the enamel is present and in great shape. Any blank spaces are simply the glare from the lights needed for the photos. This necklace looks lovely with the sapphire Art Deco pieces shown below — scroll down to take a look.
Molded sugar-loaf lapis glass stones set in silver-tone frames alternate with silver-tone triangular plaques in this 1920s Art Deco necklace. With its pyramid motif, this piece is a great example of the period's fascination with all things Egyptian. This necklace, which closes with a spring-ring clasp, was in my personal collection. Scroll down to see a coordinating Art Deco bracelet.