Filigree shields with applied crests are draped with nine luxurious strands of three alternating chain styles in this phenomenal Trifari golden Trifanium chatelaine brooch pair, circa 1960s. Whether beads, enamel, rhinestones or in this case, chain and filigree work, Trifari excelled in the medium. Sumptuous and sinuous, Trifari's chatelaine "brooches" the subject with substance and style. Magnificently sized, it was a challenge to format this photo.
Each round filigree shield is about 1 5/8 inches across with a 3/8 inch profile. Top chain strand is approximately 10 inches -- bottom, about 17 inches. Weight is an astounding approximate 120 grams. An impressive piece for myriad positions and presentations. The fantastic chain drape will be fully appreciated in person. Take us seriously when we claim: "Much better than the photo can illustrate".
Condition is excellent / pristine vintage. All components original and intact. All chains suspended from their original jump rings. All gold tone finishes intact, front and back. All chain links secure with no pulls, kinks or bends. Pin backs straight, strong and secure. Extremely clean. Appears rarely, if ever, worn. No damage / no repairs. Pristine vintage.
Reverse of each brooch is signed within a rectangular cartouche" "TRIFARI" followed by copyright symbol. Design, style, materials, construction, and overall presentation in conjunction with mark date these chatelaine brooches to circa 1960s.
Let Trifari's chain gang set you free. Released by Cody's.
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