Trifari Sterling 'Alfred Philippe' Large Jelly Belly Bug (or 'Fly') Pin
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Trifari Sterling 'Alfred Philippe' Large Jelly Belly Bug (or 'Fly') Pin
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Description: gold plated sterling, rhinestones, cabochons, lucite
Marked: Trifari with Crown, Sterling, Design Pat 137200
Reference: C. Romero, Warman's Jewelry, p. 209; Schiffer, Fun Jewelry, p. 76, pictured. Brunialti, American Costume Jewelry - Art and Industry (2008) Vol 2 p 185, 'Fly Set', designed by Alfred Philippe, 1944, showing the three sizes. Patent is reproduced below (scroll down). Advertised in Vogue, 1 Mar 1945, p 169; click thumbnail above to view advertisement. This large size bug was advertised for sale at Cherrys, price $25 plus tax, in the Philadelphia Inquirer, 1 Dec 1946, p 44 - see TKF7187 for the advert
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Condition: Excellent
Size: 1.85" x 1.75"
Price: US$595
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