Barclay Brooch a 12k Gold Filled Brooch from the 1940’s in Yellow and Rose Gold. An exceptional Brooch in both color and design.
After a splitting with Rice-Weiner in 1946, Alvin Rice, Robert Rice and Louis Mark formed Barclay Jewelry. Although Barclay had no association to McClelland Barclay, their designers mimicked McClelland’s style. Influenced by McClelland in the years prior producing his designs while at Rice-Weiner.
This Yellow and Rose Gold Brooch dates to between 1946 and 1947. As in 1948 Barclay registered the trademark using an Artist Pallet with brushes inscribed “Barclay / Art in Jewelry”
Early Barclay pieces such as this 12k Gold Filled Brooch were quite stunning and very well crafted. A Barclay Brooch any vantage jewelry collector would be proud to own.
Barclay Brooch Size and Condition
This Barclay Brooch measures 2-7/8″ tall by 2″ wide. A stunning two-tone 12k Yellow and Rose Gold filled brooch in exceptional vintage condition. The single light blue Rhinestone has amazing sparkle with no signs of darkening. While the Gold Fill is immaculate with little signs of wear.. It is actually hard to imagine this costume brooch is over 70 years old.