Trifari 'Alfred Philippe' North American Indian Chieftain's Head Pin Clip
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Trifari 'Alfred Philippe' North American Indian Chieftain's Head Pin Clip
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Description: gold plated base metal, enamelling
Marked: Trifari with Crown (on clip)
Reference: Mark, design, construction, and non-use of Sterling date this to 1938-42. Brunialti, American Costume Jewelry - Art and Industry (2008) Vol 2 p 87. It is a copy of a Cartier design, dating probably from before the Cartier patent was issued in the US. Patent is reproduced below (scroll down); designer George Bezault of Juvisy-sur-Orge France, for Cartier, applied for in France March 1937, in the US Sept 1937, granted in US July 1938.
Condition: Excellent
Size: 1.2" x 1.2"
Price: US$825
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