"Ivan and Tania" Pin Clips David Mir for Trifari 1942
Meet Ivan and Tania! They are two very rare pin clips manufacured by Trifari.......and are even more valuable since they are a matching set. The couple was designed by David Mir for Trifari in 1942 and were said to be inspired by Russian folklore. Not much is known about Mr. Mir but he designed some of Trifari's most beautiful and collectible pieces.......and the ones he designed are among Trifari's rarest.
The pin clips are rhodium plated base metal with lots of enamelling accented with clear rhinestones. These is some loss of enamel on both pieces and it is visible in the pictures. Tania's clip is a little loose but holds. She measures 2.75" x 2.25". Ivan's clip is perfect and he is 2.5" x 1.5". The rhinestones appear very clear with "little to no" signs of aging. All in all, I would say that these two, who have stayed together all these years, are in very good vintage condition.