Trifari Sterling 'Alfred Philippe' Gold Pave and Emerald Baguettes 'Surrey with the Fringe on Top' Pin (from the Musical 'Oklahoma')
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Trifari Sterling 'Alfred Philippe' Gold Pave and Emerald Baguettes 'Surrey with the Fringe on Top' Pin (from the Musical 'Oklahoma')
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Description: gold plated sterling, rhinestones, cabochons. The wheels closest to the viewer rotate freely
Marked: Trifari with Crown, Sterling, Des Pat No 138695 [sic - it should be 139695]
Reference: Brunialti, American Costume Jewelry - Art and Industry (2008) Vol 2 p 142. Patent is reproduced below (scroll down); designer A Philippe, dated 1944. Advertised for sale at Jaccard's St Louis, price $30 incl tax, in the St Louis Post-Dispatch, 31 Jan 1945, p 15; click thumbnail above to view advertisement. Rodgers & Hammerstein's hit musical 'Oklahoma!', with the song 'The Surrey with the Fringe on Top', opened on Broadway in March 1943,; a touring production starting in late 1943 covered the US for the next 10 years (see Wikipedia).
Condition: Excellent
Size: 1.3" x 1.5"
Price: US$495
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