The Femme Fatale was uniquely created from vintage components that I've collected along my travels. The central fan-like pendant consists of copper tubes that have been fire torched and oxidized to display a rainbow patina and then wire-wrapped onto a vintage multi-row ball chain belt fragment, (I believe Guess brand.) This segment is connected to a triangular rhinestone dress clip and the hinge is hidden by a bit of black box chain. The Art Deco rhinestone brooch is in perfect condition and still has 100% of its stones, all of which are clear in color. The back of the brooch is stamped with "PAT 1852188" which corresponds to the clip mechanism only and not the entire brooch. The following information is available about the patent confirming that this special item is in fact from the Art Deco period and in another 15 years will be considered an "antique", (over 100 years old!)
Beneath the rhinestone brooch is my signature fan-like motif. It is composed of four black faceted Czech Jet glass, top-drilled pendants (most likely from the 1920's and used as hat pin toppers) . They are wired in place and accented with a central headpin beaded with black and silver rondelles, brass heishi, and a single teardrop freshwater pearl with beautiful luster. (Slight natural imperfections are visible on the pearl.) Everything hangs from a gunmetal gray costume chain with a lobster claw clasp and 3 inch extender.
Measures 17" in length plus 3" extender. Pendant measures 4.5" x 2.5"
PATENT INFO PER GOOGLE FOR RHINESTONE DRESS CLIP COMPONENT:
Publication number US1852188 A
Publication type Grant
Publication date Apr 5, 1932
Filing date Feb 17, 1931
Priority date Feb 17, 1931
Inventors Phinney Elisha A
Original Assignee Geo H Fuller & Son Company
Export Citation BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
Referenced by (4), Classifications (7)
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet