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This early 1940s Trifari brooch features beautifully faceted emerald rhinestones set in a grape cluster configuration. The construction is amazing -- the emerald grapes hang from a bracket which enables them to move individually. Each grape is prong-set with a stamped pattern on the back. There are smaller clear rhinestones above, some of which have slightly yellowed with age.

This brooch was designed by Alfred Phillipe in the 1940s, and is marked TRIFARI PAT. PEND. Philippe must have created a fur clip from the same design, and received a patent for it on April 17th, 1945. It is patent # 140898. Unmarked for sterling, but based on the date of production, I'm guessing that this is gold wash over sterling. Measures 1 7/8" high and and just over 1 1/2" wide at the widest point.

The clipback earrings are not original to the brooch and aren't marked Trifari, but they're a great match!

A fabulous piece of Art Deco jewelry from one of its true greats...

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Alfred Phillipe Trifari Brooch Patented

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Materials: gold wash, emerald rhinestones, glass, crystal, sterling silver, vermeil
  • Ships worldwide from Arizona, United States
  • Feedback: 235 reviews
  • Favorited by: 86 people