Trifari Sterling Gold and Pave Leaping Jelly Belly Sailfish Fish Pin Clip
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Trifari Sterling Gold and Pave Leaping Jelly Belly Sailfish Fish Pin Clip
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Description: gold plated sterling, rhinestones, lucite
Marked: Trifari with Crown, Sterling, Des Pat No 129165
Reference: Advertised for sale at The Una Harvey Shop, price $20 plus tax (alongside the Jelly Belly Sparrow, patented in Feb-March 1944), in the Chicago Daily Tribune, 8 Oct 1944, p 21; click thumbnail above to view advertisement. Brunialti, American Costume Jewelry - Art and Industry (2008) Vol 2 p 174, showing two examples of the larger original 1941 Bel Geddes design, and this sterling pin, dated 1943. Patent is reproduced below (scroll down); designer Norman Bel Geddes, dated 1941. Gioielli Fantasia - Costume Jewelry: Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo's Collection (Milan, 2010) p 201, also shows both the 1941 and 1943 sterling versions. Schiffer, Fun Jewelry, p 18.
Condition: Excellent
Size: 2.85" x 1.85"
Price: US$2750
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