This hand-shaped clip is a classic design for the Victorian era. The hand wears a ring on one of its fingers, and transitions up the wrist into an elegant sleeve adorned with circles and squares. The back clip has a lovely scrolling motif that adds beautiful detail and frames the hand. This is the perfect paperclip to sit on a desk as a catchall for papers, letters, and notes.
Writing letters was an important part of life in the Victorian era. Developments in the postal service, and the introduction of The Penny Post, made sending letters cheaper and easier than ever before. Letter writing accessories, like these paper clips, were popular household items that have been left behind as treasures from the era. These clips are still functional and make excellent home or office decorations. We have several in our collection, each with its own unique style and design.
Circa 1890’s, there is a gorgeous patina to the bronze and lovely signs of previous use that brings character and charm to this special piece.
The clip is 2 3/4” x 1 1/2” x 3/4”. It weighs 47 grams.