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Elephant brooch

American
1952–1953
Alfred Philippe (French, 1900 – 1970), For Trifari, Krussman & Fishel (American, founded 1925)


Accession Number

2018.4119

Medium or Technique

Trifanium (metal), Lucite, glass

Not On View

Classifications

Brooches

This Trifanium Jelly Belly brooch features an elephant with a red Lucite body, blue baguette legs, pear-shaped rhinestone ears and a red rhinestone eye.

Signed

TRIFARI ©

Markings

PAT. PEND.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Gift of Carole Tanenbaum