Wonderful whimsical prancing zebra with some interesting history behind his design. He is unsigned but the zebra is identical to Alfred Philippe's patent, filed December 20, 1941, and given patent number 131242. You can see the original prancing zebra in American Costume Jewelry volume N-Z by the Brunialti's on page 114. Trifari was noted for reusing their older designs and refashioning an item in different materials. The same prancing zebra was produced in the 1960s, and yet another version in the 1990s, in gold tone and black enamel. Is this prancing zebra one of the multiple versions of a Trifari or an example of 'style piracy' -- so common in the 40s and 50s--by another jewelry company? I honestly do not know. He is quite well made and heavy -- the oval black art glass upon which he is perched is shiny and substantial. The zebra is done in a textured and polished antiqued gold tone. It measures 2 1/2 inches long and two and three-quarter inches wide. A wonderful brooch -- looks terrific on khaki, white, and sand colored fabrics. Enjoy this costume jewelry 'mystery' -- and please let me know if you have any knowledge of its history. $89.00 FANTASTIC BUY! NOW JUST $65.00! ENJOY!

ITEM ID
001021
COLOR
Black, Gold
ITEM SIZE
2 1/2 in.
ITEM TYPE
Vintage

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Prancing Zebra Pin/Brooch --Trifari 1942 Patent

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