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This stunning poinsettia pin was designed by Alfred Philippe and was made by Trifari. This masterpiece appears on the front cover of Judith Millers Collectors Guide to Costume Jewellery - the red version. The pin features 2 layers of green invisible setting petals topped with pave set rhinestones, each framed in gold and centered by a rhinesone cluster. According to the book, the invisible setting is a technique developed by Van Cleef and Arpels, please read about van cleef and Arpels on the technique by viewing our designers page   About the Designers Construction is in 3 layers - the central cluster and the 2 layers of petals, all riveted together. The petals are plique a jour creating a wonderful sense of light. Created in the 1950s, the brooch measures in diameter range a generous 2.75 inches x 3 inches depending on petals. A heavy design, signed crown Trifari with copyright symbol and is in mint condition. A stunning Brooch to add to any vintage costume jewellery collection, Highly Collectable and sought after design.

Bookpiece as shown in Judith Millers Guide to Collecting Costume Jewellery Edition 2003 on Page 119 

To view in our Sold Gallery:
http://www.house-of-francheska.co.uk/vintagedesigners.htm
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