Today I am selling a rare Trifari signed brooch and earrings set attributed to Alfred Philippe. The brooch is in the shape of an apple and articulated, with the stem and leaves hinged at the base so the apple can swing back and forth. The apple part is domed and pierced, and completely covered in amethyst purple oval faceted rhinestones that are paste set into matte silver toned metal. The stem and leaves are realistically curved with scalloped edges and also silver toned. They are pave set with small clear rhinestones everywhere except for the veins. The earrings are more stylized but still have pave set clear rhinestone leaves and a small cluster of oval purple rhinestones in pierced silver toned metal. Both clips and the back of the brooch are signed 'Trifari' with a crown over the T and the copyright symbol next to it. The pin is attached to the brooch behind the leaves; it is tight and stays in the safety clasp securely. The clips are also tight and in good working order on the earrings.
CONDITION: Good to very good. Only one missing rhinestone at the tip of the smaller leaf on the brooch. Most of the other clear rhinestones have dulled, and the stones on the leaf of one earring have yellowed significantly (although it is more obvious in the photos than in person). The purple stones are all in good shape with no chips or cracks beyond a few flea bites, but they need a good cleaning. The matte silver toned metal is tarnished on the back and around the edges.
MEASUREMENTS: brooch is a little over 2 1/2 inches tall and the apple part is 1 7/16 inches at its widest; earrings are 1 1/8 inches tall and almost 7/8 of an inch at their widest