This Trifari Alfred Philippe sterling jelly belly fly brooch is vermeil with rhinestones and lucite jelly belly. It is hallmarked Trifari with crown, Des Pat No 137200, Sterling. It is in super condition.
It measures 2" x 1 3/4". This is the large fly. Circa 1945 designed by Alfred Philippe.
Lucite jelly bellies were copied from figurals originally done in gold and rock crystal.
Ref: Warman's Jewelry, p. 209
Ref: Fun Jewelry by Schiffer p. 76
Ref: American Costume Jewelry by Brunialti pp 153,154.
Ref: Signed beauties of Costume Jewelry by Marcia "Sparkles Brown,Collector Books,,2002, p179