Vtg TRIFARI Jelly Belly CLEAR Lucite Sterling MEDIUM FLY Figural Pin Brooch. Designed by Alfred Philippe and patented in 1943. JELLY BELLY MEDIUM FLY PIN. Is made of vermeil plated Sterling Silver, with a large domed smooth clear lucite jelly belly body, embellished with crystal chaton rhinestones, and Ruby red glass cabochon eyes. A wonderful addition to your jelly belly or Trifari collection!
Patent 137,200 (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 & MANY OTHER SIZES, COLORS & EARRINGS TOO! 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. Medium Fly Pin - 1 5/8 x 1 1/2.
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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. The item "Vtg TRIFARI Jelly Belly CLEAR Lucite Sterling MEDIUM FLY Figural Pin Brooch" is in sale since Saturday, July 31, 2021.
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