Diamanté Art Deco Brooch or Pair of Dress Clips
Brooch: 3 1/4" x 1 3/8"; dress clip: 1 5/8" x 1 3/8"
Excellent (some small aged stones)
On frame: "PAT 1945268" & "PAT 2161668"
1934 & 1939 utility patents; 1943 L. & C. Mayers Co. Wholesale Jewelry Catalog
Round, baguette and marquis-shaped diamanté adorn this large geometric, vintage Art Deco brooch that can also be worn as separate dress clips. The setting is rhodium-plated with lovely cut-outs. The photos show a third option for wearing this piece: one clip worn as a pendant on a black rubber cord; you may prefer to use a silver or white-gold chain. A 17-inch, 2mm black rubber cord with a stainless steel twist lock (which is shown in the photo) is included with this purchase. Although the findings were made by Whitaker-Fielding Co., this piece is unsigned. It appears in L. & C. Mayers Co.’s 1943 Wholesale Jewelry Catalog. You can see the utility patent for the dress clips here, beneath Fielding’s name, and the brooch mechanism patent here, the second drawing beneath Fielding’s name. Although this piece is now sold, you may be interested in a matching pair of dress clips – scroll down to see them. Additional double-clip brooches in the collection can be seen here.
- ArchivesThis pair of triangular-shaped Art Deco dress clips is beautifully embellished with baguettes, round diamanté, and a center marquis-shaped stone, all set in rhodium-plated base metal. The cut-outs enhance the intricate design. In addition to wearing one or both clips as intended, you can also wear one as a pendant. The last photo shows it on a sterling chain, so you can see the elegant look this combination creates. (The chain is not included.) Although these clips are marked with a utility patent number, it is unreadable. Quite a mystery! Scroll down to see a selection of coordinating bracelets. Or complete your look with your faux or real diamond stud earrings.USD$195.00