Art Deco Sterling & French Paste Hair Barrette
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.