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"Faith, Hope, Charity" brooch

1940
Alfred Philippe (French, 1900 – 1970), For Trifari, Krussman & Fishel (American, founded 1925)


Accession Number

2018.4028

Medium or Technique

Gold-plated metal, enamel, glass

Not On View

Classifications

Brooches

This gold-plated metal brooch features a rhinestone-encrusted anchor, surmounted by an undulating banner displaying the words “Faith Hope Charity.” Flanking the anchor are two circles in red and blue enamel centered with a rhinestone-studded cross and heart, respectively.

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