Egyptian Revival, Trifari style. An immensely popular line, inspired by Elizabeth Taylor's recently released movie, Trifari's "Cleopatra" allowed all to be queen for a day. Circa 1960s, the four piece grand parure or suite is comprised of brushed / satin finish golden Trifanium. White pearlescent beads / cabochons add that royal touch. Necklace, bracelet and brooch / pendant have links / castings of matte goldtone ribbed domes with golden roped connections / accents throughout. Necklace and brooch have pineapple or pear shaped dangles / castings. Bracelet center links are marquise shaped. Earrings compliment with cabochon beads and roping. While a single piece of Trifari's "Cleopatra" line is sought after, locating a four piece set, together since birth, in this pristine condition is an especially rare treat.
The suite includes the collar style link necklace, adjustable to about 15 1/2 inches x 13/16 inch with charmed extension chain and hook style closure. Faux pearl beads are approximately 7 millimeters; the link bracelet at about 7 inches x 1 1/8 inches with foldover clasp; the combination brooch / pendant at about 3 inches x 1 3/4 inches at it's widest point with a 3/8 inch profile. The dangling brooch has a concealed hook on reverse so it may also be used as a pendant on your favorite chain or complimenting bead strand. Clip earring complete the suite, at about 7/8 inch across. Weight of the four piece parure is a generous approximate 152 grams.
Condition is excellent / pristine vintage. The set appears unworn / unused. All components original and intact. All golden Trifanium finish intact, front and back of all pieces. All beads / cabs intact with no chips, nicks, cracks, or breaks. All white pearlescent bead finish intact. No stains or discoloration. Bracelet and brooch clasp, as well as earring clips strong and secure. Brooch pendant hook and necklace hook secure. All pieces extremely clean. As fine and fresh as when created. Near mint.
All pieces are signed. The necklace on it's original hook: "TRIFARI" and copyright symbol. (It also retains it's original crowned "T" hangtag. ) The bracelet on it's foldover clasp: "TRIFARI" and copyright symbol. The brooch / pendant on it's reverse within a rectangular cartouche: "TRIFARI" and copyright symbol. Each original earring clip: "TRIFARI" and copyright symbol. (Crowns over all "T"s except where space prohibits on the necklace hook.)
Trifari's "Cleopatra". Egyptian Revival with international impressions.
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