Bridal Vintage 1951 Crown Trifari Poured Glass Forget Me Not Flower Bouquet Brooch Pin
With typical retro era charm, this lovely poured glass forget me not flower bouquet brooch, was designed by the French Trifari head designer, Alfred Philippe, in 1951. He began with Trifari in 1930; he had previously designed for the fine jewelry companies of Van Cleef and Arpels and Cartier. The forget me nots in this lovely bouquet each have a rhinestone in their center, mimicking the eyes on the real flowers. A gold 'ribbon' encircles the flowers, creating a tussie mussie. In Victorian times, forget me nots symbolized true love, and were used abundantly in jewelry, which were given as gifts by a groom to his bride, or upon partings.
Measures just over 2 1/2 inches high by about 1 3/4 inches wide. Signed Trifari with the crown over the T, and Pat Pend. The patent is number 162453, shown in the last photo. The matching necklace and earrings are also listed separately. Very fresh looking; in outstanding condition. Perfect for the vintage and poetic loving bride.