Just so you understand the difference,
fur clips have two sharp prongs attached to the spring clip
in the back. (Like two regular pins). This is so they can pierce
the fur without doing too much damage. Dress clips on the other
hand, have one wide piece of metal with "teeth" to grasp thin
material, like a dress.
Dress & Fur Clips in singles and pairs were popular during the 1930's and 1940's.
Here is a great article on Dress Clips and collecting them!
Rare Cameo Dress Clip dating to 1939 because a state named
Tschecoslovaquie and was formed for only one year. This is marked Brique Tschechoslovaquie at the base of the clip. At one time this was silver wash over brass and here and there some brass shows which just adds to the charm of this dress clip. Black glas and white side of face cameo is bezel set and affixed to a filigree background with leaves and flower motifs on each corner. This beauty measures 1-7/8". Very good condition.
VIEW CLOSE UP
1930s Blue Moonstone & Rhinestone Dress Clip.This is so pretty! Antique silver flower setting with 8 Blue Moonstone Plastic cabs prong set. The center consists of tiny blue rhinestones. The dress clip measures 2-3/4" x 1-3/4" wide. Excellent condition.
1930s Seed Bead Dress Clip. This is so cure. There are three glass flowers with seed bead centers and a few colors of seed beads in the center. Wired white seed beads throughout. Measures 1-1/2" in diameter. Very good condition.
1920s Galalith Imitation Tortoise Shell Dress Clip. Galalith, a milk protein plastic was produced in a rainbow of brilliant colors and marbling patterns. It was used in France and Germany from the 20's to the 40's. Once synthetic plastics were invented the production of Galalith ceased. This is a dress clip that is not only faux tortoise shell, but it is also a faux pique. Pique was inlaid gold in silver into tortoise shell. However, this is painted on - in a silver color to give you that pique look. The front of this piece shows wear with surface scratches that can be seen up close. Not really noticeable when worn. It measures 1-3/4" x 1-1/4". Very good condition.
M582 Price: $34.00
Goldtone and Faux Turquoise Snake Scarf Clip. This isn't very old... doesn't even look worn! Two blue plastic cabs to imitate turquoise in each of the heads of the coiled snakes. Measures 1-1/2" x 1-1/8. Excellent condition.
M565 Price: $12.00
1930's Rhinestone Dress Clip. This little beauty has a pot metal base with a shiny silver wash finish. Various sized clear rhinestones are glued in. Beaded design to the setting which adds sparkle to the piece. Very Good condition.
See back of the piece.
M502 Price: $16.00
1940's Orange Lucite Moonstone
Grape Motif Fur Clip. The Moonstone's create the grapes and the setting
is goldtone base metal. This is a beautiful little clip in excellent
condition. It measures 1-1/2" x 1".
PU245 Price: $24.00
1910-1930 Reverse painted, high relief dress clip. Reversed in crystal cabochons are yellow and white daffodil flowers inside. Measures 2' x 1-1/4'. Excellent condition.
PU219 Price: $52.00
Dress Clip c. 1930's. Purple
and Pink marquis shaped glass faux moonstones set into a floral pattern
with small paste rhinestones set in amongst the cabs. Pot metal base.
Measures 2" x 1-1/2". Excellent condition.
Lisner Dress Clip - one of their EARLIER pieces...late 1930's. Measures almost 2" in diameter...and is brass based with glued in rhinestones. Very good condition.
M086 Price: $28.00
Cherry Bakelite Dress Clip...Art Deco era late 1920's. Measures 1-1/2" x 3/4". Excellent condition.
PU137 Price: $24.00