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Vintage Trifari Sterling Vermeil Rhinestone Fur Clip Bracelet Earrings 1944 AD
This 1940s Trifari fur clip, bracelet and earrings set in sterling vermeil with ruby red and diamante rhinestones is another example of why vintage Trifari jewelry captured my heart and tickled my fancy. Designed by Alfred Phillipe, the pieces have an Art Deco flair and an insouciance that could perhaps, momentarily, make a woman forget about the war. The fur clip alone is imposing, at 2 3/8 inches and features 3 huge rhinestones in a crimson color that is downright imperial bordered with sparkling diamante rhinestones that accent the furling ribbon shape. The bracelet measures 7 3/8 inches and the earrings are 1 inch. Both are equally exceptional, with the same dazzling details creating a parure that has timeless appeal and an arresting presence. The pieces are in wonderful vintage condition, with a few darkened diamantes and some age appropriate wear to the vermeil. The pieces have the rich patina only time can impart, that 'been in the family for generations' look that Ralph Lauren labors to achieve in his ads. The pieces are signed TRIFARI with the Crown and Sterling. The patent for the fur clip, Patent# 137,546, was granted March 28, 1944 to A. Phillipe. The fur clips were featured in a full page ad in the June 1944 edition of Vogue Magazine and this fur clip is featured on page 112 in Joanne Dubbs Ball's Costume Jewelers The Golden Age of Design. This is one of Trifari's best wartime designs at a great price, I've loved it for a long time and now that it's 72, I think it's old enough to leave home.
Gender: Unisex, Age Group: Adult, Color: red / clear / silver, Size: 7,2,1,