Sweet Trifari Crown Brooch was designed by Alfred Phillipe and produced in 1951. It is a book piece.
Bright gold tone metal openwork basket is filled with three molded glass white flowers with clear rhinestone accents in each center. Flowers are not flat but dimensionally carved and have lovely form.
If you examine this very carefully with a magnifier under good lighting you can see that each white flower was made with white glass with a coating of almost clear glass on top.
Clear rhinestones are sparkly with no loss of brilliance or color. Basket is in excellent shape as well.
This was patented on March 13th, 1951. Clasp works perfectly.
Measures 2” x 1-1/2”.
Condition is excellent. This brooch has been very well cared for and is in impeccable condition – even the back looks great.
Brooch is marked Trifari with a crown over the T and is also marked Pat Pend.