Trifari 'Alfred Philippe' 'Romantique' Empress Eugenie Gold Pave Enamel and Pearls Swirl Pin
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Trifari 'Alfred Philippe' 'Romantique' Empress Eugenie Gold Pave Enamel and Pearls Swirl Pin
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Description: gold and rhodium plated base metal, rhinestones, enamelling, faux pearls
Marked: Trifari with Crown
Reference: Patent (for the matching left hand curve pin clip) is reproduced below (scroll down); designer A Philippe, filed June, granted July 1940. The 1940 patented series was named 'Rococo' (Women's Wear Daily, 2 Aug 1940, p 23). This clip was advertised for sale, price $36, alongside new 'Romantique' designs, in the New York Herald Tribune, 15 Oct 1947, p 5; click thumbnail above to view advertisement. The clasp on the back for one prong of the pin clip (unknown in pre-sterling pieces) indicates that this is from the 1947 production
Condition: Excellent
Size: 2.75" x 1.65"
Price: US$1275
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