Stunning 1940s Cranberry Glass Flower Fur Clip
This gorgeous floral fur clip is simply stunning! It dates from around 1940 when fur clips were a must-have accessory. They are designed to suit not only fur coats and collars but any dense or thick fabric (a jean jacket, a wool shawl or a cordé bag are a few good candidates!) The two sharp prongs are hinged at the top, allowing you to lift the decorative front, pierce your material, then snap the mechanism closed. In this particular piece, the hinge functions perfectly, snapping open when lifted and remaining tightly shut when closed. The marquise-shaped flower petals are a beautiful cranberry red glass that are bezel set and faceted front and back. The petals come forward slightly in a naturalistic way which allows light to filter in from the back of the stones causing them to really come alive! The metal is a gold tone with a warm, brassy appearance. The two open flowers each have a pretty faux pearl cabochon center...a nice detail! From the highest pointed leaf to the base of the stem the clip measures 3-1/4". At the widest point, the clip measures 2-1/2". The prong mechanism measures approximately 1-1/2" long with the prongs positioned 5/16" apart.