This lovely old piece is stamped "TRIFARI" with the crown over the "T" and PAT.PEND" with the fancy script mark after the Pat. Pend. This is a butterfly with a gold vermeil over it. It measures app. 2.25"x1.15". This has emerald green and ruby red stones accented by tiny ice rhinestones. The ruby reds are all cabochons. Two of the green are melon cut. All stones are intact and the pin works fine. It is not pristine, but in good+ condition overall.
There is a tiny pinprick like dimple near the edge of the left wing - smooth to the touch. There is a little dulling to a few of the tiny ice stones. Looking with my loupe the head melon cut has a little wear to a couple of the raised bands and one red bullet wing cabochon has a flat spot at the very tip and a couple of the pear cabs have tiny little flecks of wear. I can see with the naked eye the plating wear which gives a light silver cast to the wing tips, the dimple, and when in very good light the center band of the head melon cut fleabites and the dull spot at the tip of the one bullet wing cab now since I used the loupe I know where to look for the wear. We have not cleaned or polished the piece.
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Item ID: OB-11001
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