This floral brooch of natural beauty is a joy forever!
By famed jewelry designer Jonathan Bailey, for Trifari, our brooch is that of a bell flower with a sculptured, and very natural or organic look.
Our brooch is as mint as it comes, with its original "Jonathan Bailey Creation"/"by Trifari" organic-looking tag and a Crown Trifari tag.
Bailey created pieces for Trifari between 1980-1990, one of a handful of well-known contemporary designers tapped to design distinctive-looking collections (another one was Diane Love).
Bailey used a special lost wax technique to cast his freeform, organic looking creations. Some of his pieces resemble highly-textured wooden branches intertwined with faux pearl nuggets; at times, the pearls are in shiny petal-like pods, against textured twig backdrops. The pieces are most goldtone, sometimes silvertone, and antiqued.
Our brooch combines these elements, but with a surprising touch — in the midst of the design is a lone bell flower (calla lily perhaps), very naturalistic and sculptured in style. The flower is flanked by a pair of pearl nuggets enrobed in twiggy settings and a large, textured leaf.
Measures 2" tall and 1 1/2" wide.
This design is rarer than the few others I've found online. Plus, it is the only one I've seen that still has the original Bailey tag.
Bailey's pieces for Trifari, like Diane Love's, are marked only with the Trifari logo on the back. The extra hangtag identifies the designer, thus our Bailey tag is important.
Like his creations, the Bailey tag looks like textured wood, and embossed with his name on one side and the Trifari logo on the other side.
Our brooch also comes with the gilt Trifari tag, stamped with the Trifari crown logo in navy blue ink.
In excellent, as close to mint as you can get, condition. Found a brooch by Bailey online, with a tag of $375. Ours is a good deal, and always, with room for negotiations.
Item ID: 0313-TRI28
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