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Sapphire & Diamanté Jeweleaf 1950s Brooch & Earrings Set by Alfred Philippe for Trifari

Sapphire & Diamanté Jeweleaf 1950s Brooch & Earrings Set by Alfred Philippe for Trifari

CAD$195.00

Additional information

Maker

Trifari

Size

Brooch: 2 3/8" x 1 7/8"; earrings: 1 1/8" x 1"

Condition

Excellent

Date

1951-1952

Marks

Brooch: "TRIFARI PAT. PEND"; earrings: "TRIFARI" (with Crown)

Reference

Design patent D166,347 issued to Alfred Philippe in 1952 (application filed in 1951);1952 magazine ad

Named Jeweleaf, this 1950s set by Alfred Philippe features sapphire glass baguettes that outline diamanté-embellished maple leaves. The setting is rhodium-plated base metal. The brooch closes with a roll-over safety clasp; the earrings are clip-backs. An all diamanté version, described as “platinum-toned … paved with stones” and “one of two charming variations on a Spring theme”, was advertised in the February 1, 1952 issue of Vogue. The brooch was $17.50, and the earrings were $15.00, for a total of $32.50. (In 1950, the average U.S. family’s income was $81.50 per week.) Note that the photo of the brooch alone shows it in the position indicated in the design patent (last photo), but you can wear the brooch in any position you wish.

In stock

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