Vintage Trifari sterling silver crown rhinestone brooch. It is signed Trifari and marked Sterling, Des Pat Pend and 137542.
This is an Alfred Philippe design from the 1940s. The design patent for this piece was awarded in 1944. It is the larger version of this pin, which was made in 2 sizes.It measures about 1 7/8" x 1 3/4". The last photo shows the 1940s Alfred Philippe design drawing that was submitted with the patent application, and is included for reference only. This brooch has been lovingly restored to its innate glory. Vintage brooch in very good, lovingly restored condition.
The piece was missing about a dozen stones when I got it, including the smaller green one in the center of the crown, about 5 of the blue stones above the baguettes, and about 7 or 8 tiny white stones. They have all been replaced with new Swarovski crystals. It can be very difficult to find new stones that match the originals, so rather than have 2 different color blue stones in that line of blue stones above the baguettes, I replaced them all with new Swarovski crystals that are close to the original color, but not the exact color. The two large open back cranberry glass stones are original stones that have some surface wear in the form of little scratches on the glass.
The pin may have once had a gold wash but now it is silver tone. They can be different items.
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I don't mark my prices up that much, so I can't lower them that much. Q: How do you know what period an item is from? A: The short answer is I have a B. In fine art and art history from the University of Michigan, and if the jewelry is from the 1970s or later, I have been looking at it all my life.Often it's best guess. Q: Why are some of your prices firm now? A: For items where I have a very low margin over my fixed costs, I have had to make my prices firm so that I can continue to offer these low margin items at the lowest possible prices. I do encourage resellers and collectors to take advantage of my volume pricing, which offers substantial discounts for sales of multiple items. Q: How does the Volume Pricing work? A: Add two or more of my items to your cart to get the discount. These discounted prices are my wholesale prices. All items are eligible for a 33% volume discount off the current price even sale price items! They don't have to be the same item to get the discount, but they do have to be items from my store.
Resellers, you may also want to check out my other account, randomactsofawesome, where I occasionally put up larger wholesale lots. A: It may be a randomly chosen piece of costume jewelry, or it may be a gemstone or some other small item.
The item "Vintage Trifari sterling silver crown rhinestone brooch Des Pat 137542 1940s" is in sale since Sunday, June 30, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Costume\Designer, Signed\Pins, Brooches". The seller is "lperkins" and is located in Baltimore, Maryland.
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