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Frog Jelly Belly brooch

American
1943
Alfred Philippe (French, 1900 – 1970), For Trifari, Krussman & Fishel (American, founded 1925)


Accession Number

2018.4093

Medium or Technique

Gold-plated sterling silver, plastic (acrylic), glass

Not On View

Classifications

Brooches

This gold-plated sterling silver “Jelly Belly” brooch features a a frog with a translucent Lucite body and bulging green Lucite eyes. The frog’s stretched out arms and legs are accented with rhinestones.

Signed

TRIFARI [with a crown surmounting the "T"]

Markings

DES PAT NO 135172 / STERLING

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