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The Lovebirds ~ They're Shoe Buckles c1945

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$120.00

Rich chocolate, carved bakelite love birds, each made as a clip to perch on the vamps of some very snazzy shoes. Considering the design and craftsmanship of the pair, and considering the quality of the bakelite, we think these originated in France. Although Americans have always had quality bakelite, they did not typically have the fanciful and flighty designs, as did the French.

As if being bakelite were not enough, these lovebirds have been given rhinestones for their eyes. I'm sure the birds think the rhinestones are diamonds, but (alas) they are paste rhinestones. (Poor birdies.)

In exceedingly good condition with subtle and mild wear patterns due to age and normal use. Some polishing/cleaning may benefit. Weighs: 17.7 Grams Approximate Measurements: 2 1/4"L x 5/8"W and real show-stoppers!