Patent 135,170 (see photo of patent drawing). Featured in Brunialtis American Costume Jewelry Book, Vol. 2 (see photo of page from book).SEE MY OTHER LISTINGS FOR MORE GREAT JELLY BELLIES! History Behind the Jelly Belly. One of the most immediately recognizable examples of vintage costume jewelry is the Jelly Belly pin or brooch. Pioneered by Trifari in the 1930s and perfected by the companys head designer, Alfred Philippe, in the 1940s, the phrase Jelly Belly refers to a figuralusually an animalpin with a rounded middle made out of polished Lucite.
Jelly Bellies produced immediately after World War II are must-haves for many collectors of vintage costume jewelry. One of the earliest Trifari Jelly Bellies depicts a duckling hatching from an egg. With its pavé-set rhinestone head, red coral eye, and gold-plated eggshell, wings, and beak, this 1930s piece is everything a good Jelly Belly should beelegant, charming, and whimsical.In the 1940s, Philippe created a menagerie of Jelly Belly creatures. Some were simple, such as a fly pin with rhinestones accenting the insects neck and wings.
Others were more complexPhilippes seal featured an enormous arching Lucite body balancing a rhinestone sapphire ball on the tip of its gold-plated nose. Roosters and penguins are among the more common examples of the form.
Rare Trifari Jelly Bellies include poodles, rhodium-plated elephants with black enamel tusks and a red enamel eye, and a cat pin with a chain in its mouth, from the bottom of which dangled a Lucite goldfish bowl (a goldfish was carved into the plastic from behind). Lucite goldfish-bowl earrings completed the ensemble. Trifari with Crown above the T. 2 1/4 x 1 1/2. All sales will be Final.Of course, I stand behind my merchandise. As as hard as I try to describe any flaw, if I have overlooked something I will work diligently with you to rectify so you are happy in the end. _gsrx_vers_856 GS 7.0.20 (856). The item "Vtg TRIFARI Jelly Belly Rhinestone Sterling TURTLE Figural Brooch Pin BOOK PC" is in sale since Sunday, October 20, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Costume\Designer, Signed\Pins, Brooches". The seller is "thedealhuntress" and is located in PLANTATION. This item can be shipped worldwide.