Asprey Paste Ad 1930s
Even fine jeweler Asprey's in London sold paste jewelry in the 1930s. My Knoll & Pregizer KP Paste watch above a few rows is very similar to the watch featured on the top. Magnificently made sterling and paste jewelry was a viable alternative to real jewelry in the 1930s when even people of means had economic hardships and the coming war in Europe. The dating of 1930s is assured by the "clip on earrings" which were invented as styles of earrings changed and the double clip brooches that were especially prevalent during that time frame.
This ad is ©1996 Lyngerda kelley & Nancy Schiffer and featured in their book "Costume Jewelry The Great Pretenders" on page 12.
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