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Brooch casting

Brooch casting

  • Place of origin:

    Providence (made)

  • Date:

    1950s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Trifari (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Base metal (Trifanium), cast

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Clive Kandel

  • Museum number:

    M.24-2003

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

One of a sequence of casts showing stages in the making of a brooch by Trifari, a leading manufacturer of costume jewellery in Providence, Rhode Island.

In this stage the casting has been washed with soap and ammonia.

Physical description

Casting 'B'. It has been washed with soap and ammonia.

Place of Origin

Providence (made)

Date

1950s (made)

Artist/maker

Trifari (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Base metal (Trifanium), cast

Dimensions

Height: 4.8 cm, Width: 2.4 cm, Depth: 0.6 cm

Object history note

Original typewritten label stapled to the lining of the display tray:
'2.20 Pin stem findings (joint and catch) soldered. Casting washed with soap and ammonia'. This refers to M.23 and M.24.

Descriptive line

Brooch casting 'B', after washing with soap and ammonia, Trifari, United States, 1950s

Materials

Base metal

Techniques

Cast

Subjects depicted

Leaf (plant material)

Categories

Jewellery

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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