Minimal fine surface scratches, faint yellowing of gem adhesive around pave crystals, minor variation in color and clarity of pave crystals, light gold finish wear and light patina on the gold finish. Rollover clasp and pin work well and are secure. But be aware that pin doesn't swing a full 90 degrees from the base, so be careful not to force the pin open to avoid damage to this dainty piece. Emerald glass cabochon, ruby glass eye, and amethyst baguette tail feathers are in excellent condition.
Crystals are in good to very good condition with some variation in color and clarity. Gold and silver finish are also in excellent condition given its age. Back of brooch is signed TRIFARI with a prominent crown over the "T" and marked PAT PEND and a number that appears to be 48. This design was patented by Alfred Philippe in 1949, Patent No.
This pin was one of several jeweled figural scatter pins produced by Trifari during this time. We have the hummingbird pin, too! It was featured in an advertising campaign published in the Daily Boston Globe on Valentine's Day clever!
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Brooches & Pins". The seller is "camevil2010" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.