Trifari, Krussman & Fishel (American, founded 1925)
Medium or Technique
Metal, enamel, glass
Not On View
Based on the Great Seal of the United States, this patriotic brooch features a rhinestone-encrusted bald eagle with its wings outstretched. The eagle holds a blue enamel olive branch in its right talon and three blue enamel arrows in its left talon. Surmounted on the eagle is a shield, enameled with red stripes and studded with thirteen rhinestone stars on a field of blue enamel. The eye of the eagle consists of a red glass cabochon.
"TRIFARI" with a crown surmounting the "T"
Between about 1970s and 2018, acquired by Carole Tanenbaum, Toronto, Ontario [see note]; 2018, gift of Carole Tanenbaum to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 12, 2018)
NOTE: This is part of a large collection of costume jewelry given to the MFA in 2018, which had been built over about 40 years.
Gift of Carole Tanenbaum