Trifari 'Alfred Philippe' Gold Pave and Enamel WW2 Patriotic Red White and Blue 'Faith Hope and Charity' Pin
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Trifari 'Alfred Philippe' Gold Pave and Enamel WW2 Patriotic Red White and Blue 'Faith Hope and Charity' Pin
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Description: gold and rhodium plated base metal, rhinestones, enamelling
Marked: Trifari with Crown, Pat Pend
Reference: Brunialti, American Costume Jewelry - Art and Industry (2008) Vol 2 p 240. Patent is reproduced below (scroll down); designer A Philippe, dated 1940. In June 1940, the island of Malta, a British base, was under attack by the Italian Air Force. It was defended by three Gloster Gladiator Aircraft named Faith, Hope, and Charity. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hal_Far_Fighter_Flight (Malta remained unoccupied in WW2). The application date for the patent coincides with these events.
Condition: Excellent
Size: 1.5" x 1"
Price: US$375
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