Vintage 40s Trifari Jelly Belly Turtle Brooch
Trifari sterling jelly belly turtle tortoise brooch
Alfred Philippe Trifari jelly belly turtle brooch
Trfiari jelly belly patent 135170
Vintage 40s Trifari Sterling Jelly Belly Turtle Pin
1943 Trifari Patent Alfred Philippe Jelly Belly Turtle
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Vintage 40s Trifari Jelly Belly Turtle Brooch Sterling & Lucite Tortoise Pin – Alfred Philippe

Regular price $325.00

This handsome vintage jelly belly turtle brooch is a Trifari classic, made of sterling, gold vermeil and clear lucite, and patented by designer Alfred Philippe in 1943.

The vintage 40s Art Deco era tortoise style pin has a sterling silver body covered in a gold vermeil, and plump high domed shell made of a clear prystal lucite cab. The turtle also has green emerald colored rhinestone eyes, and clear faceted rhinestones adorning the neck, flippers, and tail and is a book piece appearing in Brunialti’s “American Costume Jewelry”. 

* Note - there are a few scratches on the surface of the lucite cab but doesn’t detract – and the tarnish on the vermeil has been left “as is” in order to preserve it.

The jelly belly brooch measures approximately 1&3/8 inches wide at its widest point by 2&1/8 inches in length, weighs 19.9 grams, and is marked “Trifari” with crown, “Sterling”, and “Des. Pat. No 135170”.  See last pic for a copy of the 1943 patent.

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