Unsigned Dress Clips, Fur (Pin) Clips and Duettes

Dress clips were a staple of women's fashion wardrobes in the first half of the 20th century, with their apex of popularity being 1920-40. Initially meant to be worn at the bottom of a v-neckline or in pairs at the corners of a square or sweetheart neckline, they were eventually used to clip anywhere that "madam" required a fashionable accent - on hats, purses, shoes, gloves, belts, scarves, etc. Fur clips gained popularity in the 1940's; originally called "pin" clips, these were to be used on fur jackets and stolls, and could actually be used on any heavier garment that a brooch mechanism could be used; the pin clip mechanism provided more security than a brooch would.

Duettes were combinations of a pair of dress or fur clips clipped into a metal frame with a brooch type finding (pinstem) so that you could wear the clips separately or combine them into a large piece and use it as a brooch. Sometimes the metal frames were decorative so that you could wear the frame by itself; these are more rare than the conventional duettes. Mechanisms were even made to house three and even four items and are quite rare. Most duette patents date to the mid to late 1920's and duettes themselves were sold well into the 1950's. Coro was the largest producer of duettes but most of the well known companies produced at least a few. Trifari duettes are marked "Clipmates". Most duettes, if signed, are signed on the metal frame instead of the clips, so if they become separated from the frame they become much harder to identify as far as manufacturer/designer.

The following pieces are all unsigned; you will find signed clips and duettes divided by manufacturer in the signed section of the site, particularly on the page of Coro items (Clipmates will be found on the Trifari page). Bakelite dress clips will be found in the Copper, Silver, Plastics, and Other section of the site on pages 5 and 6.

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Description: Eisenberg Look Clear Dress Clip - First let me hasten to say that I don't believe that this is an unsigned Eisenberg dress clip, though the design, stone quality, clip mechanism and even to a certain extent the stone setting give this an uncanny look-alike feel. A large top rectangular stone surmounts three huge dentelles, all surrounded by large marquises and all topped off with small interspersed paste set rounds. 2 3/4" x 1 3/4". Condition issues - most of the marquises have greyed slightly, one at the top right has a very tiny chip along the edge, and the stone below it is a replacement. The rectangular and round stones are fine. Silvertone setting. If you want the look of an EO without the price, here's your opportunity.

Item: UD11-863

Price: $59.50 US

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Description: Pair of Glass Pearl/Rhinestone Gilt Dress Clips - Graceful and unusual, these floral bouquet clips use small glass no-hole pearls and tons of teeny pave set clear rhinestones, all in a warm goldtone setting. Note the elongated clip mechanisms, certainly not standard, made to support the length (2 3/4") of the pieces. These may be a Corocraft duette, in which case the Coro marking would have been on the frame; they are extremely close in design, but not identical to, a patent (119,308) for a brooch issued to Coro in 1940. Small chip in the plating on one of the clipbacks; tiny clears have various degrees of grey/yellow but I do not find it distracting in the least. I have replaced the pearls as several were missing, so as to give the original uniformity. 2 3/4" not quite 1" at widest point. Very good restored condition.

Item: NDS4-310

Price: $59.50 US

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Description: Pair of Gilt Dress Clips with Small Glass Pearls, Aqua and Lavender Rhinestones - A very pretty and uncommon color combination that will look great with contemporary fashion! Tiny glass seed pearls border a center lavender rhinestones, which is in turn surrounded by a row of aqua rhinestones, and then an even larger border of lavender stones. Gilt leaves surround it all. Typical clip mechanisms of this era, possibly Czech. About 1 5/8" in either direction, with the center portion sitting higher than the rest (kind of domed). Plating is worn on the clip mechanisms (top side is fine) ; a few pearls were missing so I replaced them all for uniformity. Very good/excellent restored condition.

Item: NDS4-311

Price: $45.00/pr. US

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Description: Fur Clip Signed Depose - European, probably French, mark for "registered design", this lovely and delicate piece is unlike any other fur clip that I have had. Wire branches look to be hand manipulated and are accented with groups of three prong set rhinestones, giving it a lacey effect. Both of the prongs of the fur clip came with stoppers, so you would not have to worry that somehow this would come off of your garment. 2 3/8" x 3". There is some play in the mechanism, otherwise very good condition with some mild greying of the stones.

Item: SF4-1056

Price: $69.50 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Pair of Rhinestone Set Gilt Dress Clips - Gilt (goldtone)settings are much less common than their silvertone sisters; here we have a great pair of dress clips in a cut-out, shield shaped design that is all rhinestone set and slightly domed. At 1 3/4" x 1 3/8", these are slightly larger than usual. Slight aging of stones and metal on the back of the clip mechanisms show that these were worn, not put in a box! Clips have excellent tension, very nice!

Item: NDS3-301

Price: $45.00/pair US

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Description: Unusual Set of Three Clear Rhinestone Dress Clips - If you are looking to decorate your neckline at W-S-E, these will fill the bill wonderfully. Each of these pieces is a tiny work of art, with a cut out design that uses square shaped (as well as round) clear rhinestones. The clip mechanisms are also embossed in a lovely swirling design (see back-side picture). About 1 3/8" in either direction. Excellent condition.

Item: NDS3-302

Price: $59.50/set of three US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Layered Clear Rhinestone Dress Clip with Scalloped Edge - Most dress clips are flat or perhaps slightly domed; this design is made with an upper and lower layer, with the upper layer having 5 marquise clear rhinestones in the center surrounded by a floral and chevron design, with the lower layer a series of rhinestone set loops. At 2 1/8" x 1 1/2" x 3/8" deep, this is perfect for the center of the neckline of your favorite black dress.

Item: ND4-303

Price: $47.50 US

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Description: Long Thin Rhinestone Dress Clip - This elegant clip is perfect for your decolletage. All rhinestone set, cut-out design features curved pave set lines. 2 1/8" x 1" at widest point. Patent number on the back (1852188) is for the clip finding, patented in 1932. Excellent condition.

Item: ND4-304

Price: $29.50 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Eisenberg Look Clear Rhinestone Dress Clip - This heavy, massive feeling dress clip has all the earmarks of an Eisenberg Original but no markings. The dress clip mechanism matches the type sometimes used by Eisenberg. The heavy pronging is the same, along with the open back settings and same general design. If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck,....Anyway, this piece uses oval shaped clear rhinestones in three different sizes, with pave set intertwining curved lines. Substantial weight, about 2 1/2" x 2 1/4". Excellent condition, with one small oval showing some aging.

Item: ND5-305

Price: $95.00 US

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Description: Huge Deco Style Dress Clip - At 4" x 2 1/4" this is one of the largest dress clips I have ever had. Cut out design is done with parallel rows of lines in v shapes, alternately set with square clear rhinestones and round clear rhinestones. The points of each of the three main sections terminate with unusual flatback triangular clear rhinestones, with the very top using a different pattern of squares and a single baguette. Clip mechanism is the type that Eisenberg was known to frequently use, but no markings and this does not really seem like something Eisenberg would have selected for their designs. I have taken two pictures of the front, one without flash and one with flash. Excellent condition, with some mild yellowing to the triangular stones.

Item: ND5-306

Price: $99.50 US

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Description: Pair of Clear Rhinestone Dress Clips - I am pretty certain that this is a Coro duette without a frame. Design uses baguettes, marquises and rounds in a cut-out pattern that is very appealing. Pat. number on the back (1852188) is for the spring dress clip mechanism. Duette signatures were almost always on the frames and not on the dress clips themselves. Each measures 1 1/2" x 1 1/4" and are in very good vintage condition. Silvertone settings.

Item: UDS9-847

Price: $42.50/pair US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Deep Pink Moonstone and Rhinestone Dress Clip - Truly an unusual color which borders on fuchsia depending on the lighting, this is undoubtedly a single, rather than half of a pair, at 2 1/4" x 1 1/2". Potmetal setting is a darkened silver color, clip mechanism works well, all is in excellent condition. Any halo you may see in the picture around the center oval cabochon is, I believe, a reflection of some residual glue that you do not see in person. Nice weight.

Item: ND5-292

Price: $79.50 US

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Description: Large Golden Topaz Glass Dress Clip - A well-above-average piece in size and components, this features unfoiled glass stones in dentelle rounds and pears, all prong set. Substantial dress clip mechanism similar to ones I have seen on better Trifari clips, but I do not think this is a Trifari piece. About 2 1/4" in diameter. Other than one small ding in one round stone this appears to be in excellent condition.

Item: ND5-293

Price: $79.50 US

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Description: Asymmetrical Dress Clip with Pink Moonstone Glass Cabochons and Clear Rhinestones - Always a charming combination, this piece uses 9 pink cabochons and lots of smaller clear rhinestones. Silvertone potmetal setting, piece is a nice weight. 2" wide, 1 3/4" top to bottom. I removed a lot of excess, yellowed glue. Mild scratching on the cabochons not visible to the casual observer. Clip is tight, very nice overall piece.

Item: ND5-294

Price: $49.50 US

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Description: Pair of Dress Clips with Unfoiled Aqua Glass Pears - Czech type clips with unfoiled glass pears in the center, surrounded with large fire-polished rounds and pear shaped stones at either end of the top of the clip. Goldtone setting, clips work nicely, all stones prong set. 1 1/2" x 1 1/4". Very nice condition.

Item: ND3-287

Price: $52.50 US

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Description: Pair of Dark Blue Cabochon Stone Dress Clips - Set in silvertone with a leaf and floral motif, these dress clips feature larger stones that have a little gold fleck to them, and smaller slightly lighter blue stones that circle the largest cab at the top. All stones are prong set, very unusual for this type of piece, and both pieces appear to be identical and without flaw. Standard dress clip mechanisms for this time period are tight and work well. 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" at widest points. This color is difficult to find.

Item: NDS3-284

Price: $54.50/pair US

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Description: Multi Jeweltone Dress Clip - A versatile dress clip that will go with many popular clothing colors, this uses unfoiled glass oval stones that have been prong set into a pyramidal design. The red stones lean more to the raspberry red rather than fire-engine, very pretty. At 2 1/4" x 1 5/8", this was almost certainly meant to be worn as a single. Goldtone setting. A bit of play in the clip but still works well on any thicker fabric. Excellent condition

Item: ND1-271

Price: $47.50 US

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Description: Mint Green Shoebutton Dress Clip - Some collectors feel these are early KTF (Trifari) pieces but this is unmarked. Kind of a bunch of grapes motif, with large gilt leaves over the top, and green cabochon rounds centered with a single clear rhinestones. Giltwork around the cabs also has many clear rhinestones. Whether this originally had black enameling on the veining is unknown, as the leaves are somewhat worn and if there was something on the high points is has long since worn off. The cabs are in good shape and an unusual color, all rhinestones are present and look to be original, with normal slight aging. As mentioned, the gilding as worn off of the leaves in spots and on the veining and top "stem", otherwise very nice with clip having excellent tension. I love the attention to detail on the clip mechanism, which to me looks late 1920's-early 1930's. 2 1/8" x 1 1/2".

Item: ND1-272

Price: $49.50 US

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Description: Red and Clear Floral Motif Fur Clip - Done with red rhinestone baguettes in gilt metal with clear rhinestone pave in silvertone (as in fine jewelry) this is almost certainly Coro, and probably half of a duette. (Duettes were usually marked on the frames but not on the inidividual dress or fur clips). At 2 1/2" x 1 3/8", though, it is large enough to stand on its own. Whatever it is, it is in excellent original condition, with the fur clip mechanism in excellent working condition.

Item: UF2-799

Price: $49.50 US

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Description: Unusual Trembler Dress Clip - Okay, how many times have you seen a dress clip done in a coppertone finish? Bell flower shaped three-dimensional center has a trembler stamen of baguettes and a glass pearl (unfortunately the trembler part doesn't do too much trembling) and is set with lots of clear rhinestones. Side ribbons are accented with small florals of glass pearls and smokey topaz rhinestone centers. Dress clip mechanism has a lot of play in it and needs to be tightened, but other than the noted mechanical issues this is in excellent cosmetic shape. For the clip collector looking for the unusual, this would be it.

Item: UD7-774

Price: $49.50 US

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Description: Coro Look Unsigned Trembler Fur Clip - This looks exactly like all the other Coro floral fur clips of this genre that I have seen but I cannot find the signature if there is one. Goldtone with unusual deep maroon-brown enamel, the rhinestones are all clear squares, and squares and rounds on the trembler, which really trembles well. The clip has good snap, about 2 " x 1 1/2". Excellent condition.

Item: UF7-773

Price: $59.50 US

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Description: Topaz Rhinestone Navette Dress Clip - I have had this same design before in all clear rhinestones, here it is in a warm topaz color. All stones are prong set, original, and in very good condition. Potmetal setting, clip works well. Little oval marks on each marquise setting seems to be a casting mark but if it has any significance I don't know what it is. 2 3/8" x 1 3/4".

Item: ND2-262

Price: $34.50 US

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Description: Topaz Rhinestone Czech Style Dress Clip - This lovely little work of art is done in goldtone metal that has mellowed color-wise over time, and is completely set with topaz colored rhinestone pears and small rounds. There is a marking that looks like it might be L/N but it is poorly enough struck that it is hard to tell, however, please see the similarities between this piece and the L/N brooch NP2-265. Excellent condition, everything looks original. 2" x 1 3/8".

Item: ND2-263

Price: $39.50 US

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Description: Pair of Ruby Red and Clear Rhinestone Dress Clips - A kind of amorphic design made up entirely of prong set pear shaped stones in an openbacked setting, edged with faux bezel set clear rhinestones. Potmetal setting. The red stones are the raspberry colored stones used in higher quality jewelry of the time; my "gut" is that these are unsigned Eisenberg but I have no proof of this. Each clip is 2" x 1 1/2", very good condition, with only slight wear on the foiling of the red stones which is not visible from the front. One clip looks as if someone has added some glue to the underside of the colored stones, which makes no sense since they are prong set.

Item: UDS4-715

Price: $85.00/pr. US

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Description: Pair of Deco Red/Clear Dress Clips - Oddly enough, I bought these separately, a couple of years apart. A double row of clear stones is flanked with pronged, flatback red baguettes, which are then bordered with a single row of clears, in a stepped design. Embossed clips are tight, potmetal setting. Some minor plating issues can be seen on the clip mechanisms in the second picture. I have taken both a flash and non-flash picture - the yellowing of the clears is somewhere in between, if you like a "brand new" look you will probably want to have the clears restoned. At 1 3/4" x 7/8", these are a larger pair, but while they could be worn singly I do believe they originally came in pairs at this size. Get out your red dress and clip these on the neckline for 30's glamour.

Item: ND5-238

Price: $39.50/pair US

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Description: Pink Floral Motif Dress Clip - Done in all pink stones, this features three sizes of pear (teardrop) rhinestones, ovals and rounds. Stylized florals graduate in size from top to bottom with a border around the center flower. 2 7/8" x 1 1/2", and quite heavy. Potmetal setting, all stones are paste set. Excellent condition.

Item: ND3-231

Price: $89.50 US

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Description: Faux Jade? and Marcasite Dress Clip - The green marquise cabochons on this piece almost have a cats-eye appearance to them, but whether its that or faux jade, they are a soft moss green. Surrounded by marcasites in a kind of shield shape design, this is silvertone potmetal, 1 3/8" x 1 3/8" at widest points. Excellent condition.

Item: ND2-229

Price: $47.50 US

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Description: Large Beautiful Dress Clip in Lt. Siam/Clear Rhinestone - The stones in this piece are so nice that it is hard to believe that it hasn't been restoned but it hasn't. Light siam (light red)prong set baguette stones flank a center row of clear baguettes, with 3 more baguettes center bottom, with the rest being pave set with small clears. Cut-out Nouveau type design that makes me think of a butterfly. Unusual clip finding made to "fit" the design that certainly indicates a fairly high quality company. 2 1/8" across, 1 1/2" top to bottom. Silvertone, better quality potmetal. Very top baguette appears to be a replacement (not by me), and clip finding is scratched but otherwise in wonderful condition.

Item: ND1-228

Price: $47.50 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Purple Stone and Marcasite Dress Clip - This matches a necklace that I sold awhile back. Seven oval shaped purple stones (unfoiled) make up a kind of floral motif in the center of the piece, surrounded by cast florets centered with a small marcasite. Gilt metal, spring type clip mechanism marked with Pat. 1852188. 1 3/4" x 1 1/4", excellent condition. Marcasite on center lower floret is smaller than the rest and may be a replacement (not by me).

Item: ND2-230

Price: $42.50 US

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Description: Unsigned Eisenberg?? Huge Green and Clear Dress Clip - This 3 3/4" x 2 3/8" dress clip had been converted to a brooch when we got it, but I have had it converted back to a dress clip (by Rhinestone Rosie). I am guessing that the original clip finding was signed, and so it is anyone's guess, but regardless of who manufactured it, it is quite a piece. Emerald green rhinestones in square, oval, teardrop, baguette and round shapes make up a complex design that intertwines with lines of clear rhinestones. The larger stones are prong set, with the smaller ones being paste set. The large round toward the bottom is very slightly different green but I see no signs that this is a replacement. Gilt setting has darkened slightly with time on the back.

Item: UD7-655

Price: $125.00 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Green Floral "Fruit Salad" type Dress Clip - This looks to be early Trifari (KTF) but is unmarked. Deep green florals are centered with a tiny clear, with larger clear rhinestones decorating the edges and top center of the piece. Some plating wear to the clip mechanism but not the actual piece. 1 1/4" x slightly over 1".

Item: UD11-654

Price: $37.50 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Dutch Girl Fur Clip - What a little cutie! Dutch girl carrying water buckets??Done with clear rhinestone pave, light siam red border on the skirt, a red cabochon torso, and transparent green bead head, a light green enameled hat and clear baguette shoes. Potmetal, clip mechanism works well. Similar to the Trifari and Coro figural pieces of the time (and just may be Coro). Condition issues: enamel on hat has seen better days, cabochon is worn on top, and the stones in the shoes are replacements. Still very charming and priced according to condition. 1 1/2" x 7/8"

Item: UF10-641

Price: $24.50 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Unsigned Eisenberg Original With Unfoiled Amber Colored Stones - This huge retro design is either a "back in the day" reproduction or an unsigned Eisenberg, as I have had this same piece with a legitimate signature. 4" x 2 1/4", this uses oval, round and cushion rectangular cabochons, as well as two "gumdrop" cabs, along with an unfoiled topaz colored dentelle and a few clears dotting the side. The large stones are all heavy prong set; only the 4 clears that spring the perimeter are paste set. Much of the original goldtone plating has been worn away and the clears have darkened, otherwise this is in excellent shape with only a few minute scratches to the cabochons. Fur clip mechanism works very well; there is even the circle for the stonesetters mark but it is not filled in. If this were signed it would command a substantially higher price.

Item: UF1-625

Price: $149.50 US

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Description: Fur Clip with Dark Blue Faux Moonstone Cabochons - We have found the identical piece as the one above, except this time using dark blue glass moonstone no-hole balls. Set in silvertone metal and accented with clear rhinestones along the leaves. 3" x 1 1/2". Again, probably Coro, but unsigned. Note the slight difference in the back vs. the pink one.

Item: UF5-617

Price: $34.50 US

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Description: Purple Glass Moonstone Dress Clip/Pendant - Here is one of those pieces where you say, "hmm, why didn't everyone else do this?" It is not only a dress clip but at the opposite end is a bail (see right above my thumb in the 2nd picture) for using on a chain as a necklace pendant. Czech style piece is done in gilt plated metal, with small purple rhinestones around the border and at N-S-E-W points inside the row of oval glass moonstones. Excellent condition, with only a little wear to gilding on the top. 2 3/8" x 1 3/4". Wear on a blazer pocket, at the v of a neckline, on a chain, clipped to a hat, clipped on a ribbon....the possibilities are endless.

Item: ND1-190

Price: $49.50 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Multi Pastel Glass Moonstone Cabochon Dress Clips - Done in a modified fan shape, with lots of clear rhinestones and black enamel border. Clip mechanisms work well and are pretty in their own right! 1 1/2" x 1 3/8". Enamel is in excellent shape, only one or two rhinestones are replacements. The bottom pink cab on the left has a slight dimple that is not noticeable, in fact, I did not see it even during cleaning, but the good ol' flash camera picked it up!

Item: UD12-586

Price: $69.50 US

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Description: Unsigned Early Haskell Beaded Dress Clip - Pretty brown mottled beads are sewn onto dress clip and anchored with clear silver-lined seed beads. Back of clip is marked "HETL Reg. U.S. Pat. Off.". Undoubtedly one of a pair as this measures 1 1/4" x 1". Original sewing appears to be in good shape; excellent condition. These HETL clips have been confirmed as being findings that Haskell used.

Item: UD1-337

Price: $24.50 US

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Description: Unsigned Haskell Beaded Dress Clip - Small dress clip exhibits the components and construction of Haskell. Quality white glass beads are sewn into place and secured with green seed beads and topped with two green glass leaves. Clip mechanism marked "HETL" is one of several types known to have been used by Haskell. Probably originally one of a pair. About 1 1/2" x 1".

Item: UD3-252

Price: $39.50 US

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Description: Unsigned Haskell Dress Clip - When I found the dress clip pictured on the top picture, it had a plastic perforated back and was almost identical to another unsigned Haskell dress clip that I had in my personal collection. (See middle picture of both clips side by side.) Unfortunately when I tested the clip to make sure it worked properly, the plastic perforated back cracked and started to fall apart. So I decided to take it completely apart and re-sew it to a metal perforated back (see bottom picture). The top picture shows the completed piece. It should now be ready for another 70 or so years! About 2 1/4" x 1 3/4", with high quality crystal in graduated sizes and small seed beads at the end of each dangle. Brass leaves at top of piece are in two sections.

Item: UD1-221

Price: $85.00 US

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Description: Unsigned Early Haskell "Fan" Dress Clip - Similar in style to the "lampshade" pieces and certainly a well known design in it's own right, this uses cinammon colored opaque beads, attached to a metal frame by stringing and then sewing to the dress clip. Brass floral at top is centered with more opaque beads. Ends are secured with small clear seed beads. As with most of these pieces with any brass there are signs of verdigris, which I have cleaned up as much as possible. 2 1/4" x 1 1/2"

Item: UD3-407

Price: $79.50 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Unsigned Haskell Dress Clip with Navy White Beads in a Floral Motif- Wired in a manner that resembles the Haskell "lampshade" pieces and asymmetrical in design, this also looks very much like the beaded dress clip above. All pieces are hand-wired; if you look closely you can see that there are white beads underneath to give the design more dimensionality. Not in perfect shape - the leaves are intact but have been cracked and the metal frame has verdigris issues that I have not been able to get rid of to my satisfaction. About 1 3/4" x 1". Again, probably half of a pair.

Item: UD3-273

Price: $35.00 US

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Description: Haskell? Pair of Dress Clips with Red Beads - Antiqued silvertone metal; burgundy cabochon glass stones accented with red beads on head pins. One clip is in original condition, the other has had repair work done on the beaded "stems". Clips are about 1 1/8" in diameter.

Item: UD3-358

Price: $39.50 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Multi-Pastel Glass Moonstone Cabochon Pair of Dress Clips - Accented with black enamel and tiny clears, these gorgeous dress clips are almost certain early Trifari (TKF-KTF) but are unsigned. Top of design has small clears set in two rows flanking prong-set baguettes; glass moonstones are set in a 4-3-2-1 pyramidal design. Clip mechanisms are strong; plating on back of these mechanisms is worn down to the brass base metal, but the back of the actual piece is fine. A few of the clears are replacements, and the black enamel is worn along the edges, but for 70+ year old pieces they are really in very nice condition. Each is 1 1/2" x 1 1/4".

Item: UD2-525

Price: $95.00 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Brass and Turquoise/Coral Colored Bead Pair of Dress Clips - These were identified by a Haskell expert as being Haskell, however, I do not believe that they are, though they certainly use colors/components similar to the ones Haskell used. Floral and leaf design is done in brass, with aqua enameled bead centers on the flowers and coral bead "berries" in the center of the design. Headpins for the coral beads are the old rounded head style. (note that the aqua beads are glued and not wired). These clips have seen better days - 2 of the aqua beads are chipped, and three of the coral beads are missing. One clip has some beginning greening (much worse in picture due to flash on camera). However, clip mechanisms are tight and finding a pair of dress clips in this size (2" x 1") and color combination is pretty difficult, and our price is right!

Item: UD12-566

Price: $39.50/pair US

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Description: Floral Fur Clip with Enamel and Unfoiled Stones - Deep blue oval and round stones are prong set on goldtone stems accented with heart-shaped two-tone green enamel leaves; even the bottom end of the stem is enameled, in an enameling style that I have only found in Trifari and better Coro pieces; heart shaped leaves are also very Trifari like. Large 3 3/4" x 2 1/4" size. One small enamel ding on one leaf as seen in picture. Stones look like glass but feel too warm? Very refractive and don't look like plastic.

Item: UF3-425

Price: $79.50 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Grape Motif Dress Clip with "Egg" Pearls and Rhinestone Pave - A very elegant little clip that would look so great in the center of a V neck, sweetheart neck, or a strapless gown. Egg-shaped glass pearls in a luscious shade of dark cream are wired? in. Clip mechanism is done in a floral motif, a testimony to detail that only the wearer would see. Plate that covers the wiring has plating damage (see bottom picture), but clip is tight and works well. 1 3/4" x 1".

Item: UD1-478

Price: $39.50 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Brass and Yellow Faux Moonstone Dress Clip - Yellow jewelry is difficult to find. This features a cut-out design and is quite 3-D. 2 1/8" x 1 1/2". Clip is tight, all excellent original condition. Charming!

Item: UD4-303

Price: $24.50 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: "Glass Block" Style Clear Rhinestone Dress Clip - Cool deco styling makes this chunky dress clip interesting. Square clear rhinestones are set in rows at a right angle to each other in center front, making a 3-dimensional v-shape that is intriguing. Center is flanked by a row of clear rounds and another row of square clears. 1 1/2" x 1 5/8" x 1/4" deep. Excellent original condition.

Item: ND5-054

Price: $19.50 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Czech Type Dress Clip with Topaz Glass Stones - The larger oval stones in this piece are unfoiled glass, while the smaller ovals are foiled; the leaf "veins" are pave set with clear rhinestones; all stones except for the clears are prong set. Brass setting: 2 1/4"x 1 5/8". Even the clip mechanism is artistically done.

Item: ND3-061

Price: $49.50 US

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Description: Blue Glass Moonstone and Clear Rhinestone Dress Clip - Unsigned potmetal clip with nice deco cut out design with center glass cabochon, topped with three prong set baguettes; more baguettes along the sides. Paste set rounds; I replaced one that was missing, otherwise all seems original. 1 5/8" x 1 5/8". Possibly TKF.

Item: ND3-159

Price: $22.50 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Czech-style Green Leaf Dress Clip - Very similar to the above pendant.  Emerald green rhinestone  pear and oval shapes are surrounded by smaller, lighter emerald green round rhinestones.  A really pretty piece.  Clip is strong and operates easily.

Item: UD4-045

Price: $45.00 US

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Description: Dress Clip with Glass Pearl "Buttons" and Clear Rhinestones - I love these pieces with "flattened" pearls (these actually have pointed backs) as they not only have an intriguing shape but almost always have a color that is hard to describe but very pretty - we'll say silvery beige but when you see them in person you'll understand - maybe " light cafe au lait" would be better?!! Anway, very pretty little piece, excellent condition, 1 3/4" in diameter, silvertone potmetal setting. Pretty on the romantic looking tops for fall/winter.

Item: ND3-134

Price: $17.50 US

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Description: Czech Type Multi-Jeweltone Dress Clip in a Shield Design - While this is a larger (2" x 1 3/4") dress clip, I am guessing that it was originally part of a pair. Done in fire polished rhinestones in blue, red, light emerald, lavender and topaz. I replaced a few missing stones. Excellent condition. Just right to go in the center of that camisole top you're wearing out tonight!

Item: ND2-084

Price: $35.00 US

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Description: Clear Rhinestone Triangular Dress Clip - Great deco styling here in a piece that, from the looks of the top notch clip mechanism and excellent design, may very possibly be a TKF (early Trifari) piece. All original, potmetal setting. Excellent condition and would look great along the center of a square neckline or attached to the flap of your favorite evening purse. Use your imagination and make a fashion statement.

Item: ND3-144

Price: $22.50 US

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Description: Lovely Large Dress Clip with Clear Rhinestones - One of the best designs of the era when all these potmetal dress clips were made. Marquises, baguettes and rounds make up a kind of cut-out door-knocker design. At 2 1/2" x 2 3/8" this was definitely a single rather the one of a pair. A very nice size for the center of any V-necked dress, or try it in the center of a jewel-necked top.

Item: ND5-099

Price: $34.50 US

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Description: Brass Leaf Dress Clip - This smaller (2" x 1 1/2") clip may or may not have been part of a pair; seems almost too large for a pair but not large enough to definitely have been a single.  However, for the modern collector, this is a nice size to wear with casual clothing on a v-neckline or clipped to a pocket or hat.  I have not polished this as it has a nice patina but you may wish to remove some of the slight darkening around the edges. Nice design.

Item: ND5-0036

Price: $9.50 US

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Description: Pink Rhinestone "Grapes" Dress Clip - This is unusual in that the clip is figural and in all pink. Done in all pink rhinestone ovals with a few small pink rounds on the stem. Potmetal setting has darkened, giving this an antique silvertone look. There is some variation in the pink, whether this is just from age or whether this was intentionally done this way, I do not know, but it is very subtle and attractive. Czech type clip mechanism, works great. 2" x 1 1/2".

Item: ND4-160

Price: $59.50 US

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Description: Clear Dress Clip with Curved Top - This circa 1920's potmetal clip is a lovely cut-out design and at about 2" x 1" is a nice size for dress or casual wear. This would also look great on a velvet evening clutch bag or perhaps on your favorite hat. Stones have mellowed but still have a subtle sparkle.

Item: UD7-207

Price: $18.50 US

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Description: Large Clear Dress Clip Very nice stones in this 3" x 2.375" clip. Setting is open-backed, stones are foil backed. There is a minimal amount of foil removal from rubbing during wear, but does not detract from the piece. Baguettes, marquises, squares and one large oval, set in potmetal, clip works well. Stunning focal point for any V-necked dress or top.

Item: UD5-054

Price: $60.00 US

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Description: Multi Pastel Rhinestone Dress Clip - Another great Czech look piece that may be L/N, S in a star, or lots of other companies that have been lost to history.  Rhinestones in pink, lime green, light blue, lavender and golden topaz colors make this wearable with many colors of both casual and dress clothes.  Put in a V neckline, on a blazer pocket, on a black cord necklace - the possibilities for this piece are endless. 

Item: UD8-100

Price: $39.00 US

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Description: Goldtone and Clear RS Retro Dress Clip - Don't you just love the volute styling on this piece? A sizeable 2 3/4" x 2" makes this an unusual piece and very wearable, especially with the low-cut V necklines that will be everywhere this spring. Wear this to a party or out to dinner and be the envy of all the fashionistas.

Item: UD12-402

Price: $49.50 US

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Description: Clear Navette Dress Clip - Classic styling is used in this traditional dress clip, which measures 2 3/8" x 1 3/4". Some of the stones in this piece are replacements, and a few of the original stones are very slightly yellowed, but at this price you can get a lot of use out of a very wearable piece.

Item: UD9-214

Price: $20.00 US

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Description: Red Horseshoe Fur Clip - Whether this is supposed to be a floral horseshoe, I'm not sure, but this is a cool piece!  Gilted brass with 8 unfoiled emerald-cut red glass stones, and red plastic stones at the center of the flowers.  About 2 5/8" x 1 1/2"; this piece has a little moisture damage, mostly on the reverse, but is priced accordingly. 

Item: UF11-134

Price: $30.00 US

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Description: Unsigned Coro Half of Duette - Probably the most sought after by collectors Coro items are the duettes, and the faux moonstone duettes are some of the most popular items. This is a well-known design, but all I have is one of the two fur clips that would have made up the duette. (Coro duettes were almost always signed on the duette frame rather than the individual fur or dress clips). Anyway, the fur clip is in excellent condition, it just needs its mate! Perhaps you have it. About 1 3/8" x 1", dark blue glass moonstone cabs, blue enamel and clear rhinestones.

Item: UF10-570

Price: $29.50 US

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Description: Fur Clip with Pink Faux Moonstone Cabochons - Set in silvertone metal and accented with clear rhinestones along the leaves, this grape motif clip is sure to please. 3" x 1 1/2". Probably Coro, but unsigned.

Item: UF5-258

Price: $39.50 US

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Description: Unsigned Coro Fur Clip with Purple Faux Moonstone Cabochons, Enamel and Clear Rhinestones - There is no doubt in my mind that this is Coro but I cannot find a signature. Lucious purple moonstone glass cabochons make up the grape or floral motif, with clear rhinestone pave and purple enamel "ribbons" tying in all together. More paste set clears are scattered among the moonstone cabochons. Silvertone setting, excellent condition.

Item: UF4-571

Price: $79.50 US

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Description: Clear Floral Dress Clip - Isn't this a great piece?  Center stones of each flower are unusual - flatback rhinestones with an all-faceted top (no table).  Faceting comes to a point (I believe this is called rosecut); center stones are pronged, all others paste set and original.  Nice quality; clip is tight. 2" x 2" at widest points.

Item: UD8-102

Price: $26.50 US

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Description: Clear Rhinestone Dress Clip with Blue Square Stones & ZigZag Edge - This elegant clip is just the ticket for a dark blue v-neck top or to clip to a blue hat or clutch purse. At 2" x 1" it is small enough not to be conspicuous but large enough to be seen. Potmetal setting, circa 1930. Unusual zigazg pattern on bottom edge.

Item: ND3-076

Price: $20.00 US

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Description: Blue Faux Moonstone Dress Clip with Clear Rhinestones - Shield shape design with lots of prong set light blue faux moonstones. Design almost looks like there should be something at the center but I can find no sign of anything missing. Clip mechanism works well and is the type used by Eisenberg, but I have no reason to believe that this is an Eisenberg piece. Large 2 3/4" x 1 3/4" size is still very wearable. I have recently found a second, identical one, so I have two for sale.

Item: UD7-205

Price: $42.50 US

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Description: Pair of Dress Clips with Brass Leaves and Dark Green Glass Stones - Pairs of colored dress clips are becoming increasingly hard to find. These are probably Czech and have their original patina. All stones are prong set; clips measure 1 7/8" x 1 3/8".

Item: ND2-057

Price: $65.00 US

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Description: Pair of Dress Clips with Multicolored Rhinestones - While this is the same design and colorization, these two clips are both set randomly with aqua, pink, gold, purple, medium blue and green colored rhinestones, so the color arrangement is not identical; regardless it is a cool set and much prettier in person. Center of clip is cut out so whatever fabric it is on will show thru. Each clip is about 2" x 1 1/2", large enough so that you could even wear them separately, but coordinate your ensemble - for example, put one on your jacket pocket and one over the clasp of an envelope style purse.

Item: ND3-060

Price: $59.00 US

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Description: Pair of Dress Clips with Yellow Fancy Cut Stones and Clear Demi-Fins - How many times do you see dress clips in yellow? These deco clips use flatback yellow stones with unusual faceting; main body is set with fire polished rhinestones (demi fins). 1 3/4" x 3/4". All stones are original and one of the clears has darkened. Yellow stones have a little bit of green along the edges but this is NOT verdigris. Marked WMCA on the back of each for White Metal Caster's Association.

Item: ND3-062

Price: $45.00 US

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Description: Duette with Aqua, Rose and Clear Rhinestones - As a duette enthusiast I always enjoy seeing different mechanisms as well as brands and styles. Coro and Trifari were by no means the only makers or duettes; many were signed by high profile makers such as Mazer and Weiss, as well as many unsigned versions. This particular duette features two dress clips that are easily removed from their frame, but that also quickly snap into the frame for both security and correct positioning. A pretty combination of popular pastels of the 1930's-50's. The clear stones have yellowed slightly, commensurate with age. About 2 1/4" x 7/8" when assembled. All mechanisms work properly and hold tightly. Oddly, the large pink stones don't fit tightly into their frames on one side, but otherwise seems to be a well made piece.

Item: UD1-288

Price: $45.00 US

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Description: Large and Beautiful Deco Duette - At 3 3/4" x 1 5/8", this becomes a substantial sized duette that would make a tremendous accent on either clothing or a clutch style handbag. This is marked with two patent numbers, 2045385 and 206696X (last digit is unreadable). Beautiful design with baguettes in center and clear rounds throughout the rest of the piece, excellent condition. Unfortunately I cannot figure out how to detach the clips from the frame. I'm sure there is an easy answer but what it is I do not know. Perhaps you do!

Item: UD11-653

Price: $85.00 US

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Description: Early Unsigned Duette - While Coro made the bulk of the duettes found on the secondary market today, many other companies made them, also.  This well-made duette is unsigned and is on the larger side ( 2 1/4" x 1 1/8") and separates into two dress clips.  Nicely done cut-out pattern is symmetrical and features baguettes and marquises as well as round clear rhinestones. Clips slide off of metal frame.

Item: UM5-062

Price: $65.00 US

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Description: Duette with Bright Blue Rhinestones - Sometimes when you find pieces in light sapphire rhinestones the stones are kind of "washed out" looking. These are definitely NOT those; quite an intense light blue that is usually only found in dichroic stones, however, this isn't a color change piece. Easy slide off duette connector, all parts work well. 2 1/2" x 1" fully assembled. Silvertone setting, excellent condition. Colored rhinestone duettes are fairly rare.

Item: UD2-479

Price: $79.50 US

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Description: Purple Rhinestone Gilt Duette - Many companies beside Coro made duettes; this one is unsigned except for Pat. 1945268. All stones appear to be original. As a longtime duette enthusiast, I would consider this to be rare in both stone and plating color. Excellent condition. 2 3/4" x 1 3/8".

Item: UD3-248

Price: $125.00 US

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Description: Duette with Brooch as a connector - I really love these duettes where you can use the connector as a seperate brooch! Fine jewelry has long used the "convertible" idea; no, I'm not talking about a Chevrolet here, but multiple purpose pieces. Wear the brooch alone, wear the clips alone, or put it all together and wear the duette as one unit. Lovely cut out design, all stones are original and entire piece is in excellent shape. 2 3/8" x 1 1/8" full assembled; each clip is 7/8" x 3/4". Brooch alone is 1 1/4" x 1 1/8". All mechanisms work well. Potmetal with clear rhinestones. This could be worn with the clips going vertically rather than horizontally but there are small notches in each side of the brooch for the clips to "snuggle in". Ingenious!

Item: UD8-482

Price: $29.50 US

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Description: Blue and Clear Rhinestone Deco Duette - This duette is unsigned in any manner. Dark blue (montana blue) square cut rhinestones are surrounded by clear rhinestone pave. 2 3/4" x 3/4" A nice example of true deco jewelry.

Item: UD4-249

Price: $98.50 US

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