Trifari fruit salad 'leaf' brooch, 1940s

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Elegant , stylised brooch (with fur clip fitting) in the form of a 'leaf' , set with 'fruit salad' moulded glass stones, in moonstone and blue chalcedony glass, and paste. Based on iconic Cartier jewels from the 1930s, the Trifari 'fruit salad' collection are of the highest quality and design, rare and beautiful to wear.
The firm of Trifari was founded in 1925 by Gustavo Trifari, Leo F. Krussman and Carl M. Fishel, specialising in paste jewellery of extremely fine quality, designs were complex , aimed a distinctively ‘real’ look. In 1930, they employed a young designer Alfred Philippe, who had been designing magnificent, stylish jewels for Van Cleef and Arpels, and Cartier. Philippe’s designs for Trifari are some of the most collectable and exquisite done for the company. They continued to produce some of the finest costume jewellery throughout the heydays of the 1940s through to 1975, as a privately run business . Trifari continued under various new owners throughout the 1980s and 1990s, the name ‘Trifari’ finally ending in the year 2000.

Details

  • Condition
    Excellent. The 'width' measurement is taken at the widest points of the brooch.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Dimensions
    1.3 in. W x 0.5 in. D x 3.25 in. L
    3 cm W x 1 cm D x 8 cm L
  • Length
    3.25 in. (8 cm)
  • Weight
    26g
  • Seller Location
    London, United Kingdom
  • Reference Number
    v30921609271979093fs
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