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McClelland Barclay vintage costume jewelry

McClelland Barclay vintage costume jewelry

Triple maple leaf brooch fur clip. Gold, silver and bronze tone textured metal alloys. McClelland Barclay vintage costume jewelry

McClelland Barclay vintage costume jewelry
A member of the Artists Guild, US Naval Reserve officer, McClelland Barclay (1891-1943) was a real hero, killed in Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Before the war, such famous jewelry company as Rice – Weiner collaborated with McClelland Barclay. During 1938 to 1943 he created wonderful collections of geometric jewelry, as well as the famous leaves and wonderful silver brooches and bracelets. The jewelry was labeled McClelland Barclay.
In the mid-1940s, Alvin and Robert Rice, together with designer Louis Mark, create Barclay Jewelry Inc. The company continued to move on by bringing in new designers. Collections were created under the Jeray and American Beauty Pearls brands.
Most people know McClelland Barclay as a talented illustrator, jewelry designer and sculptor, who patented his works in 1931-33. Also, in the 1930s Barclay formed a small company, McClelland Barclay Art Products Inc, which produced lamps, ashtrays, book stands and other household items from bronze or patinated base metal. The company had offices in New York, Boston, Chicago, Orlando and Toronto. Noteworthy, the first items released under the McClelland Barclay name date back to the late 1920s. Products were usually labeled McClelland Barclay with a copyright mark, sometimes with the year of manufacture.

Double leaf gold tone clear rhinestones brooch

Double leaf gold tone clear rhinestones brooch

According to the author of costume jewelry guide Fred Rezazadeh, if you ever come across a piece of jewelry marked McClelland Barclay, buy it without hesitation. Extremely rare, it stands among the very best costume jewelry ever made in the USA.

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McClelland Barclay vintage costume jewelry

12 K gold filled flower brooch

12 K gold filled flower brooch

1930s Art deco brooch. Gold tone metal alloy, rhinestones

1930s Art deco brooch. Gold tone metal alloy, rhinestones

Acorn oak leaf sterling silver brooch

Acorn oak leaf sterling silver brooch

Antique ruby red and clear rhinestones gold tone brooch. 1930's

Antique ruby red and clear rhinestones gold tone brooch. 1930’s

Art Deco gold tone rhinestones vintage necklace

Art Deco gold tone rhinestones vintage necklace

Bell flower sterling silver brooch pin. 1940s

Bell flower sterling silver brooch pin. 1940s

Bent Leaf Sterling Pin Brooch

Bent Leaf Sterling Pin Brooch

Blue rhinestone gold tone flower brooch

Blue rhinestone gold tone flower brooch

Flower brooch. Gold tone alloy, lucite, rhinestones. 5 cm. 1950s

Flower brooch. Gold tone alloy, lucite, rhinestones. 5 cm. 1950s

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Bow ribbon gold tone rhinestones brooch pin

Bow ribbon gold tone rhinestones brooch pin

Calla Lily and leaves sterling silver brooch

Calla Lily and leaves sterling silver brooch

Clear and ruby red rhinestones gold tone necklace

Clear and ruby red rhinestones gold tone necklace

Curly leaf brooch of gold tone, clear rhinestones

Curly leaf brooch of gold tone, clear rhinestones

Daisy flower pin. Silver tone

Daisy flower pin. Silver tone

Double leaf gold tone clear rhinestones brooch and necklace

Double leaf gold tone clear rhinestones brooch and necklace

Faux citrine rhinestones gold tone rectangular shaped brooch

Faux citrine rhinestones gold tone rectangular shaped brooch

Flower brooch. Sterling silver, enamel

Flower brooch. Sterling silver, enamel

Grape wine sterling silver brooch and earrings. 1940s

Grape wine sterling silver brooch and earrings. 1940s

Ivy leaf design sterling silver gold plated pin

Ivy leaf design sterling silver gold plated pin

Lamb Art Nouveau style sterling silver bracelet

Lamb Art Nouveau style sterling silver bracelet

Link bracelet of gold tone, red and clear rhinestones

Link bracelet of gold tone, red and clear rhinestones

Nautilus Sea Shell pendant. Gold tone, rhinestones

Nautilus Sea Shell pendant. Gold tone, rhinestones

Queen of Hearts Ornate Sterling Silver Pin Brooch

Queen of Hearts Ornate Sterling Silver Pin Brooch

Ruby and pearl Art Deco brooch. Gold tone, faux pearls, rhinestones

Ruby and pearl Art Deco brooch. Gold tone, faux pearls, rhinestones

Ruby rhinestone floral design gold tone brooch

Ruby rhinestone floral design gold tone brooch

Seahorse design sterling silver bracelet

Seahorse design sterling silver bracelet

Swirl Nautilus design fur clip brooch. Gold tone metal alloy, rhinestones

Swirl Nautilus design fur clip brooch. Gold tone metal alloy, rhinestones

Vintage blue topaz gold tone earrings

Vintage blue topaz gold tone earrings

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