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TRIFARI ear clip blue green glass gold plated 1950 USA

$473

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Trifari ear clips in the shape of 2 4-leaf clover with blue and green glass drops. Edged with openwork gold work. In the middle a small red glas stone. On the back of the clips bracket Trifari signature. Measurement: 3.5 x 3.5 cm - easy to wear - good condition.

Details

  • Creator
  • Weight
    22 g
  • Dimensions
    Width: 1.38 in. (35 mm)Diameter: 1.38 in. (35 mm)Length: 1.38 in. (35 mm)
  • Style
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1950
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Stuttgart, DE
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU2045211943552

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    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 8-17 days, excluding production time.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Stuttgart, Germany
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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About the Designer

Trifari

Costume jewelry maker Trifari is widely beloved for its fine craftsmanship and complex designs for necklaces, brooches and other accessories. The company was formed in New York during the early 1920s, when its partners Gustavo Trifari (who descended from a family of jewelers), Leo Krussman and Carl Fishel (business associates in hair-ornament manufacturing) recognized, as other designers during the Art Deco era such as Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel had, that fashion trends for affordable jewelry for everyday wear represented an opportunity (and that the popularity of shorter hairstyles didn’t bode well for their haircomb business).Initially called Trifari, Krussman and Fishel Jewelry (T.K.F.), the trio eventually shortened their brand’s name, at the suggestion of an advertising professional, to Trifari in order to evoke the romance of Gustavo’s native Italy.The hiring of French designer Alfred Philippe as head designer in 1930 was pivotal to Trifari’s success. A master craftsman who had worked with both Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels, Philippe set about establishing the same high-quality standards of materials and craftsmanship in the design of costume jewelry and trained other Trifari artisans to do the same. Settings were delicate; crystals were hand set; designs, which sometimes featured dazzling floral motifs or exquisite depictions of marine life, were sophisticated and elegant, having both the look and feel of fine jewelry. First Lady Mamie Eisenhower wore a Trifari parure of faux pearls to her husband’s presidential inauguration in 1953 and Trifari glass pearls to his inaugural ball in 1957.Before retiring in 1968, Philippe created Trifari’s most recognizable designs. In the 1930s, when the company was custom-making accessories for the stars of Broadway musicals, it was the crown motif: These brooches became so often identified with the brand that a crown was eventually incorporated into the trademark. In the 1940s, the “Jelly Bellies” inspired affection as well as knockoffs; these were animals, birds and insects sporting a “belly” of clear Lucite. Clip-Mates were another favorite and a technical marvel — two dress clips that, joined together, created a brooch.Find a wide range of vintage Trifari costume jewelry on 1stDibs.
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