Description: gold plated sterling, rhinestones, lucite
Marked: Trifari with Crown, Sterling, Des Pat No 135177
Reference: Gioielli Fantasia - Costume Jewelry: Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo's Collection (Milan, 2010) p 199. Brunialti, American Costume Jewelry - Art and Industry (2008) Vol 2 p 182, with feature in Womens' Wear Daily, Sept 1943, on p 138. Patent is reproduced below (scroll down); designer A Philippe, dated 1943. Advertised for sale at The Ernst Kern Co, price $25, in The Detroit Free Press, 30 Sept 1943, p 3; click thumbnail above to view advertisement.
Condition: Excellent, apart from very minor age crazing to back of lucite, only visible in oblique light
Size: 3.45" x 2.45"
Price: US$1175 ' - see our Sales Policies (link below) for any shipping charges
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