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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.38-2003

  • 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.

This stage shows the brooch after it has been partly gold-plated, and the orange masking paint has been removed to reveal the rhodium-plated areas.

Physical description

Brooch casting plated with rhodium and gold

Place of Origin

Providence (made)

Date

1950s (made)

Artist/maker

Trifari (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Base metal (Trifanium), cast

Marks and inscriptions

'TRIFARI', with a coronet above the 'T'
Trade mark; On reverse of brooch near the catch; stamped

Dimensions

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:
'3.41 Assembly unracked with stop paint removed (follows 3.40 directly)'.

Descriptive line

Brooch casting, plated with gold, and with stop paint removed, Trifari, United States, 1950s

Materials

Base metal; Rhodium; Copper; Nickel; Gold

Techniques

Cast; Plating; Painted

Subjects depicted

Leaf (plant material)

Categories

Jewellery

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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