McCLELLAND Barclay sterling snails necklaces & brooch 1942
McCLELLAND BARCLAY sterling snails necklaces and brooch, a set of three pieces, 16-1/2" by 1" necklace, 16" by 1-5/8" double chain necklace and a 2-3/4" brooch. McClelland Barclay was both an illustrator and a designer. Born in 1891, he painted and made sculptural utilitarian pieces and decorative objects for the home, as well as wonderful jewelry. His design sense was magnificent, and his rhinestone jewelry is well known and collected. But while they are not his best known work, I prefer his Arts and Crafts style sterling jewelry pieces. Sadly, he died in World War II. Most of his sterling jewelry was made in 1942 and 1943.
All items in excellent vintage condition unless noted above.