Vintage Trifari Sterling Fluted Leaf Fur Clip Rose Gold Vermeil
Trifari sterling vermeil fluted shell fur clip, Alfred Philippe, patent number 137,545, 28th March, 1944. The rose gold vermeil does have light wear from age and use but is still quite beautiful. Measures 2 by 1 3/4”. Interestingly, this clip was made in two versions. The non sterling was made in gold tone or silver tone Trifanium metal, had a rollover clasp for one side of the prong to attach, and was signed with the patent number. The sterling version was made in rose gold vermeil, has a hook instead of a roll over clasp, and does not have the patent number, instead it is signed sterling. This is a stunning and hard to find piece. It was not unusual for Trifari to make designs in sterling and non sterling versions.