Fabulous RARE 1948 Alfred Phillipe designed sterling silver sea serpent fur clip. Wonderful mystical fantasy piece is original!! I have included the original patent design #148,566 issued to Alfred Phillipe on February 3rd, 1948. Wonderfully detailed with all its rhinestone and no dark or discolored. Has its original glass bullet eye.
This has lost most of its vermeil plating but the sterling silver is in excellent condition. There is a small amount of vermeil remnants on reverse. Beautiful dark blue baguette stones as well teardrop shaped aquamarine rhinestone coming out its mouth and beautiful cranberry red dangling rhinestone. All are securely prong set. This interestingly has its fur clip prongs but one sits in a roll over clasp.Im assuming that is so the wearer can wear as a brooch instead of fur clip. All of these are original to the design. Fur clip prongs intact and secure, spring strong. Roll over clasp also secure. Marked with the crown Trifari mark on the actual brooch and on the fur clip mechanism.
On inside the body of the serpent. Marked Sterling and has a stamped 3 directly below the roll over clasp. This beauty measures 2 3/4 inches long and is 1 3/8 inches wide at widest point.Might also be why it has an additional clasp and not just the fur clip prongs. Absolutely beautiful original old Trifari fur clip... And very hard to find.
Hard to tell when it will come up again!! The item "RARE 1948 Trifari Sea Serpent Sterling Silver Fur Clip Original Alfred Phillipe" is in sale since Friday, June 26, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Designer, Signed\Pins, Brooches".
The seller is "oldisnewagain11" and is located in Des Moines, Iowa. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.