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    Posted 4 years ago

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    This is an older piece of trifari jewelry. I am not sure what this would be used for. On the back it has two open pins that come down. Is this something that would be fastened onto a hat or coat?

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    1. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 4 years ago
      This is a brooch for use on fur. Take good care of this piece!

      Another Trifari fur brooch, different design:
    2. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 4 years ago
      Here's a whole page of them:
    3. lentilka11, 4 years ago
      Superb!! Im in love with your brooch!
    4. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 4 years ago
      Thanks for the info and comments Efesgirl and lentilka11. Now I know what this is :)
    5. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 4 years ago
      Welcome! :-))))
    6. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 4 years ago
      Dang Bonnie!!! I had no idea and or just plain forgot!! But it's got to be by AP to be worth that right?
    7. Celiene Celiene, 4 years ago
      Well - they can ask all the WANT for the Fur clip on ebay - but what they sell it for can be a whole 'nother thing!

      This one is very pretty!
    8. Celiene Celiene, 4 years ago
      YIKES! If you can attribute to Alfred! What a STUNNER. The colored pieces - wow!

      (There are others that are sold at a BARGAIN, I cannot belive people still start auctions at 9.99 or .99 cents!)

      CHECK this one out!
    9. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 4 years ago
      How would you attribute this to Alfred? The flower on this brooch is articulated and sways with movement.
    10. Celiene Celiene, 4 years ago
      That would be a Trembler! I was wondering with that round piece on the back. I don't know if anyone is Trifari expert per se here. But that mark is of the period when he was doing a lot of the design. Fur clips were primarily 1930's - 50's.

      Here's a somewhat similar white rhinestone trembler flower Fur clip attributed to Alfred Philippe circa 1939:
    11. Celiene Celiene, 4 years ago
      And another. I'm gonna go out on a limb - and say that it is a Philippe piece.
    12. Celiene Celiene, 4 years ago
      "The success of Trifari, and the reason for its collectibility today, is most often credited to French designer Alfred Philippe, the company’s chief designer from 1930 until 1968. "
    13. Celiene Celiene, 4 years ago
      More education:
    14. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 4 years ago
      Wow-that is interesting. Thanks for all your knowledge! That last link does resemble this a bit. I've learned some new things today :)
    15. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 4 years ago
      I would be surprised if your fur clip was not by Alfred Phillippe. Here is another one which has a somewhat different design, but the construction of the main flower is pretty much the same:
    16. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 4 years ago
      Clearly a work of art!
    17. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 4 years ago
      Ms. Crystalship-thanks for the comment!
    18. Lamplover78 Lamplover78, 4 years ago
      Always do the magnetic test... use any magnet and if it sticks to it then it's a filigree or some kind of metal.. if it don't stick then its real gold silver... and for future reference brass don't stick either. . Good to keep it in pocket when going to thrift stores ect.. very nice tho! Art deco jewelry is coming back big!
    19. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 5 months ago
      My love button must not have been working! So I gave it the love it deserves.
      I have one Trifari Fur Clip, they are difficult to come by at a decent price. This one is so beautiful! Everyone was on track with AP being the designer, ask Ken, he would know! Or Maureen. I miss Bonnie, don’t you?
    20. plein-air-painter, 5 months ago
      Definitely Alfred Phiippe. This design is the patent is 115,128, dated June 6, 1939. He is listed on the patent. the round circle on the back was the way they anchored the spring of the trembler. The construction method is also 1930s. Gorgeous piece. My best to Bonnie.
    21. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 5 months ago
      Wow, Maureen, you’re the gal!
      That makes this brooch a little over 81 years old. Just amazes me!
      Treasure this one MrsT!
    22. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 5 months ago
      Maureen and Eileen, thank you so much for the comments and info!

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