This sterling Trifari shield and crown brooch was designed by Alfred Philippe. It is hallmarked Trifari,sterling, Pat. Pend. and the number 48. Circa 1945. Pat: 140,801 by Alfred Philippe.
This Trifari pin is 2 1/8" tall by 1 1/4" wide.
This pin is sterling vermeil in the shape of a shield topped by a regal crown and flanked by gold plated curls and flourishes. The stones on this piece are oval moonstone cabs, small round cut blue, red and clear rhinestones, royal blue pear shaped cabochons and faceted baguettes, with a huge ruby red stone 18mm x 13 mm.
There is a missing stone on the top right of the crown.