Posted 1 month ago
This prancing zebra is from the 1990s. It has the Trifari tm mark. Jenni posted the earlier 1960s version which has a fetching rhinestone eye. This version has a gold-tone eye but does have striking black enamel. Both of these version are from patent 131,242 dated, January 27, 1942. It is interesting to note that while the stance of the zebra, the mane, head, eye and tail are the same, the patent drawing has different markings on the the body. I don't think it was originally designed as a zebra, but just as perhaps a circus horse. The brooch measures 2 and 3/4 inches tall by 2 inches wide. The gold-tone metal is very reflective, so the camera is reflected as black discoloration on the body. This piece is in excellent condition.
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