Exploring the Elegance of Art Deco Dress Clips

Discover the timeless beauty and intricate designs of Art Deco dress clips that have been a staple in fashion history. Art Deco dress clips originated in the 1920s and 1930s, during the Art Deco movement. This period was characterized by a focus on geometric shapes, bold colors, and a modern aesthetic. Dress clips were popular accessories that were used to adorn garments such as dresses, blouses, and coats.

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These clips were inspired by the art and design of the time and were a way for women to add a touch of elegance and glamour to their outfits that quickly became a fashion statement. The clips were typically worn in pairs, and they could be attached to the collar, neckline, or shoulders of a garment. They added a touch of sparkle and sophistication to any outfit.

One of the defining features of Art Deco dress clips is their versatility. They can be worn in a variety of ways, allowing for different styling options. For example, they can be clipped onto the collar of a dress to create a statement neckline, or they can be attached to the straps of a blouse to add a touch of elegance. They can also be used to secure a scarf or shawl in place, adding both functionality and style. In recent years there has been a resurgence of interest in Art Deco fashion, and dress clips are once again being appreciated for their timeless beauty and unique designs.


Lot 109, A Pair of Hennell Art Deco Diamond Dress Clips

Alex Cooper is pleased to present a rare opportunity to add to any collectors dream with Lot 109, A Pair of Hennell Art Deco Diamond Dress Clips, which features Old European cut diamonds weighing approximately 9.00ctw along with the original box. Hennell opened shop in 1736 and was one of London’s foremost silversmiths and Jewelers, supplying Royalty such as Queen Victoria. It is quite rare for these jewels to appear at auction which always means there can often be much competition for them when they do.


Selden Morgan
Director of Fine Jewelry