Limited Edition 1930s Trifari KTF by Alfred Philippe Tutti Frutti carved glass brooch in very good condition. Made during the period the Company was known as'KTF' or Trifari, Krussman and Fishel.
Trifari traded as one of America's premier costume jewelry companies from around 1910 and so their earlier pieces are rare and hard to find. This much sought after 1930s Art Deco Vintage Trifari brooch is beautifully constructed with hand set crystals and elaborately carved'fruit salad' stones, all hand set in rhodium plated silver tone metal. Th is brooch would have adorned a ladies dress, fur or jacket embodying the glamour and chic of the well heeled in the 1930s. These iconic'fruit salad' glass stones or'Tutti Frutti' as they are also affectionately known, are the hallmark of perhaps the best designer to grace Trifari - Alfred Philippe. The Parisian born Alfred Philippe trained at the prestigious design school LEcole Boulle.After emigrating to the US he worked as a fine jewellery designer for William Scheer Inc. One of the foremost manufacturing jewelers of the Art Deco era. Scheer created items for Cartier & Van Cleef & Arpels and Philippe was responsible for several full collections for these prestigious houses. Following the Crash in 1929, Philippe moved to Trifari as a designer, eventually becoming the head designer where he worked until his retirement in 1968.
His fine jewelry experience strongly influenced his designs and jewelry manufacturing techniques. His Fruit Salad designs mimicked the Art Deco jewelry made by Cartier in the 1920s so you can begin to appreciate why this piece is a serious work of wearable art! Length 2.9, Width 1.3.
Please check my other listings! The item "TRIFARI 1930s Alfred Philippe KTF Tutti Frutti Carved Glass Brooch" is in sale since Wednesday, May 8, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Costume\Designer, Signed\Pins, Brooches". The seller is "crimoboutique" and is located in New York, New York. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, Japan, Australia, China, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Israel, New Zealand, Singapore, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Malaysia, Brunei darussalam, Jordan, Cambodia, Macao, Viet nam, Bangladesh, Egypt, Pakistan.