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1934 Celluloid & Rhinestone Earrings

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Posted 3 years ago

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FineLines
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A sweet example of celluloid jewelry with a patent number noted on the ear clips. Floral pattern with rhinestone center, each earring features a silver tone patterned ear clip imprinted with patent #1967965 assigned to Ballou & Co, a 130 y/o findings company. This clip manufacture was used on earrings through @ 1940. Charming small flower and leaf design fashioned into small bouquets accented with rhinestones. These earrings are about the size of a dime and still have plenty of sparkle power. The patterned clips are comfortable on the ears. Color is a bit yellowed probably more from cigarette smoke than age but have an old ivory look to them.

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  1. Firefox7275, 2 years ago
    This clip finding was utilised until at least 1959 in Sarah Coventry's 'Pearl Wardrobe'.
  2. FineLines FineLines, 2 years ago
    Hello Firefox. How funny - I just wore these sweet little earrings Saturday. One of the few clips that don't torture my ear lobes!
  3. Firefox7275, 2 years ago
    They are indeed comfortable unlike my many Vendome clips, ouch!

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