RARE POURED GLASS LEAF DRESS CLIP SIGNED SIGNGER AND KANTOR
A " WEAR IT LIKE THIS "LISTING
Item is shown with neck chains or other enhancements to show more ways to wear it
THIS CLIP IS SHOWN AS A NECKLACE IN 2 PHOTOS. THE BOOK CHAIN NECKLACE AND SILVER COLLAR IT IS SHOWN WITH ARE NOT FOR SALE
THIS LISTING IS FOR THE DRESS CLIP ONLY
Not much is known about the Singer & Kantor company and very few pieces are seen offered for sale. The info found is that they were in existence from 1930 to the early 1940's in New York. That's all that I was able to find on them.
Three dimensional silver metal leaves with turquoise glass beads are certain to be made made by the glass artisans in the Czechoslovakia (Northern Bohemia) Bavaria, Thuringia, Silesia area. They resemble real turquoise with the color and veining that genuine turquoise exhibits. Because of this and the distinct metal design work, I added it to the Victorian Czech category. This metal leaves are expertly detailed, thickly layered atop of each other with the back of the glass beads tucked beneath them. The veins and texture of each leaf is beautifully detailed as well,curling up and over each other. The metal is brass has been silver plated, (you can see a bit of brass showing beneath the silver in a few areas)
This clip is in excellent vintage condition. The patina is beautiful and the glass beads have no flaws or damage. It is signed Singer & kantor 498 7th Ave NY. The clip mechanism has the patent number 1801128 which dates it to 1931. I like to wear my dress clips attached to simple necklace chains, metal collars or pearls so some of the photos show it this way . Please note that this listing is for the dress clip only.
2~1/4" long x approx. 2" wide.
It is a wonderful piece for the collector and a beautiful, unique item to wear