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Floral brooch

American
1941
Alfred Philippe (French, 1900 – 1970), For Trifari, Krussman & Fishel (American, founded 1925)


Accession Number

2018.4102

Medium or Technique

Rhodium-plated metal, enamel, glass

Not On View

Classifications

Brooches

This rhodium-plated figural brooch features a posy of yellow, pink, and blue enamel flowers accented with bezel-set rhinestones and trimmed with yellow lace. The four green and brown stems are tied together with a rhinestone-studded blue enamel bow.

Signed

TRIFARI [with a crown surmounted on the "T"]

Markings

DES. PAT. NO. 125348

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