Collection: Brooches & Dress Clips

This collection of vintage McClelland Barclay Art Deco brooches and dress clips features a variety of designs. Sterling silver brooches often have flora or fauna motifs, made using a repoussé, or hammered technique. Other brooch and dress clip styles are of gold plated, sterling vermeil, or the more rare silvertone metal, like the swirl brooch with multi-colour glass navette stones(shown).

Different Styles: McClelland Barclay Art Moderne brooch designs feature colour or clear rhinestones that have a more glamourous look. Many of these designs are also available as bracelets or necklaces . Some brooches have bales which allow them to be worn on a chain or cord as a pendant necklace.

Rare Finds: Because McClelland Barclay costume jewellery was made only between 1938 - 1943, these brooches and dress clips are hard to find and highly collectible. In my book, you can find out more about the artist's life and works beyond jewellery, as well as my discovery of new revelations about Rice-Weiner & Co., the maker of McClelland Barclay signed jewellery.

Rare McClelland Barclay Art Deco silvertone with blue emerald-cut stones brooch
Watch a video preview of the book: McClelland Barclay: Painter of Beautiful Women and More by Patricia Gostick

New revelations about McClelland Barclay jewellery

Author and longtime McClelland Barclay jewellery collector, Patricia Gostick reveals intriguing new discoveries she unearthed about the maker of McClelland Barclay costume jewellery while researching the biography of the artist. A must-read for collectors of vintage Art Deco and Art Moderne jewellery.

"Those who collect jewelry, in particular, will find this book compelling." - Barbara Schwartz, costume jewellery historian & founder, TruFaux Jewels

"You will have to read the book to find out the back story." - Elyse Zorn Karlin, editor, Association for the Study of Jewelry and Related Arts (ASJRA).

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