Trifari Sterling 'Alfred Philippe' Jelly Belly Pig Pin
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Trifari Sterling 'Alfred Philippe' Jelly Belly Pig Pin
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Description: gold plated sterling, rhinestones, lucite
Marked: Trifari with Crown, Sterling, Pat Pend
Reference: Advertised for sale at Woodward & Lothrop, price $17 plus 10% tax, in the [Washington DC] Evening Star, 8 March 1943, p 26; click thumbnail above to view advertisement. Patent is reproduced below (scroll down); designer A Philippe, filed Feb, granted March 1943. Gioielli Fantasia - Costume Jewelry: Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo's Collection (Milan, 2010) p 196. Brunialti, American Costume Jewelry - Art and Industry (2008) Vol 2 p 181.
Condition: Excellent, apart from very minor age crazing to back of lucite, only visible in oblique light
Size: 2.125" x 1.55"
Price: US$1275
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