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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, and plated with copper and nickel

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Clive Kandel

  • Museum number:


  • 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.

This stage shows the brooch after it has been put on a rack, cleaned, plated with copper, and plated with nickel.

Physical description

Brooch casting plated with copper and nickel

Place of Origin

Providence (made)


1950s (made)


Trifari (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Base metal (Trifanium), cast, and plated with copper and nickel

Marks and inscriptions

'TRIFARI', with a coronet above the 'T'
Trade mark; On reverse of brooch on outer leaf; stamped


Height: 5.5 cm, Width: 4.7 cm, Depth: 1.4 cm

Object history note

Original typewritten label stapled to the lining of the display tray:
'3.20 Assembly racked, sonic cleaned, high speed copper and bright nickel plated'

Descriptive line

Brooch casting after plating with copper and nickel, Trifari, United States, 1950s


Base metal; Copper; Nickel; Base metal; Copper



Subjects depicted

Leaf (plant material)



Production Type

Mass produced


Metalwork Collection

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