Description: rhodium plated base metal, rhinestones, baguettes, fruit salads. This has been converted from a pin clip
Marked: Des Pat No 125157, 44
Reference: The pin clip would have borne the Trifari mark. Brunialti, American Costume Jewelry - Art and Industry (2008) Vol 2 p 95. Gioielli Fantasia - Costume Jewelry: Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo's Collection (Milan, 2010) p 97. Patent is reproduced below (scroll down); designer A Philippe, filed Jan, granted February 1941. Advertised for sale at Miller & Paine, price $20, in the Lincoln [NE] Journal Star, 10 March 1941, p 5; click thumbnail above to view advertisement
Condition: Very good - expert pin conversion, a spot of solder visible where the pin clip prong has been removed; there is a repair to the setting for the topmost sapphire fruit salad on the left
Size: 4.25" x 1.85"
Price: US$2950 ' - see our Sales Policies (link below) for any shipping charges
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