An outstanding and highly collectible sterling Trifari jelly belly frog pin with green glass cabochon eyes!
He’s a hard to find piece and is listed in the highly esteemed costume jewelry reference book “American Costume Jewelry” by Roberto & Carla Ginelli Brunialti on page 149.
The design is quite angular with pointy bent legs and arms and spiky toes that emerge from within webbed feet. The detail is really nice, showing the muscles in the frog’s legs. The arms and legs are both accented with clear crystals as is his nose area. The lucite jelly belly stone is pear shaped and has a ridge down the center. The eyes are big buggy green glass stones.
The original patent filed by Alfred Philippe in 1943 is shown. A very desirable piece that would make a great addition to your vintage jelly belly or Trifari figural collection.
Signed: Trifari with the crown, Des. Pat. No 135,172, and sterling.
Size: 2 7/8″ long
Condition: Very good! The vermeil shows very light wear and the stones are all accounted for and appear original. They have dulled a little with time but do not appear yellow or dark. This pictures make them look darker than they are but they are all clear. There is a little nick in the bottom of the right eye cabochon. It looks like it was an air bubble which broke. It’s very small and a magnified close-up is included. It does not affect the look of the piece when wearing. Both eyes appear original. The lucite stone is really nice a clear.
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