TRIFARI KTF Fruit Salad Vintage 1930s Dress Clip
One of our earlier pieces. A 1930s piece of vintage TRIFARI by Alfred Philippe. Made most likely made during the period the Company was known as 'KTF' or Trifari, Krussman and Fishel. Trifari traded as one of America's premier costume jewellery companies from around 1910 and so their earlier pieces are rare and hard to find. This much sought after 1930s Art Deco Vintage Trifari dress clip is beautifully constructed with hand set crystals and elaborately carved 'fruit salad' stones, all hand set in rhodium plated silver tone metal. This clip would have adorned a ladies dress, fur or jacket epitomising 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 ‘L’Ecole Boulle.’ After emigrating to the US he worked as a fine jewellery designer for William Scheer Inc., one of the foremost manufacturing jewellers 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 jewellery experience strongly influenced his designs and jewellery manufacturing techniques. His Fruit Salad designs mimicked the Art Deco jewellery made by Cartier in the 1920s so you can begin to appreciate why this piece is a serious work of wearable art! This early vintage Trifari jewellery by Alfred Philippe is brought to you in excellent vintage condition and measures approx. 5cm long and just under 4cm wide. Whether you are a vintage jewellery addict or simply enjoy magnificent examples of vintage costume jewellery for a timeless fashion statement or heirloom, this incredible Vintage Trifari Dress Clip is for you... My aim is to find and present to you the best vintage costume jewellery pieces from anywhere in the world so you can shop the best pieces with ease in our very own Jennifer Gibson Jewellery one stop shop and collection. Each piece is carefully chosen and curated and presented for its quality, style and design and of course absolute authenticity and excellent condition. If you choose to buy from us, we commit to delivering you the item as described. Your item will arrive beautifully packaged and presented, helping to preserve your one of a kind piece, for both you and future generations to enjoy. If you have any questions whatsoever, we are very happy to help and please don't hesitate to contact us. You can find out more about Jennifer Gibson Jewellery at our About Us Page. Thank you for visiting our Vintage Costume Jewellery shop.