Trifari Sterling 'Alfred Philippe' WW2 US Patriotic Rag Doll Boy and Girl pins - 'Nenette' and 'Rintintin'
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Trifari Sterling 'Alfred Philippe' WW2 US Patriotic Rag Doll Boy and Girl pins - 'Nenette' and 'Rintintin'
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Description: sterling vermeil, cabochons, rhinestones
Marked: Trifari with Crown, Sterling (both); Patent No 136079, 19 (girl); Patent No 136080 (boy)
Reference: Cherri Simonds, Collectible Costume Jewelry, p. 142, pictured. Brunialti, American Costume Jewelry - Art and Industry (2008) Vol 2 p 132, 'Nenette and Rintintin', designed by Alfred Philippe, 1943, explaining these are based on keepsake wool or silk figures given by the French to infantry departing for the front in World War I, reviving the tradition in the next war. Patents are reproduced below (scroll down). Advertised for sale at Gerlou NYC, price $10 each, explaining the 1918 origin, in Vogue, 1 Oct 1944, p 105; click thumbnail above to view advertisement
Condition: Excellent
Size: 1.75" x 1.25" (girl), 1.65" x 1.4" (boy)
Price: US$465
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