An exquisite French paste barrette from the late Art Deco (ca1930) era! This beautiful and unusual piece is made of sterling silver and decorated with fine flowing vine-like wirework and hand set sparkling French paste stones. The barrette has a beautiful and feminine design which could be worn atop the head in a tiara style or as a traditional barrette hair clip. In total, 42 paste stones are set within a closed back setting. The hair piece has a hinged barrette clasp and the back is stamped "TPD" and "STERLING". An absolutely beautiful piece, this stunning barrette would make a fabulous addition to any collection!
Measurements: Measuring along the curved base measures approximately 4 5/8" wide, 5/8" tall and 1/8" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the barrette is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the sterling setting and all of the paste stones are intact.