The brooch has an unusual style for a costume item and certainly offers an owner 'something different'. The design might be more in keeping with a suit or similar attire, perhaps at a formal event, and could well be a catalyst for conversation.
The style of the signature on the rear of the bar suggests the brooch was made in the 1970/80's i.e. a genuine vintage item.
The colours are a dark blue and cream with gold tone divisions.
There is an articulated link joining the brooch to the bar.
With costume jewellery collectors look for the name of the designer, age, rarity, quality and style. Trifari was launched in 1910 and over the years has built a fine reputation in the field of costume jewellery. Today, Trifari is a highly collectable brand.
The brooch is in excellent condition and with a secure fastener.
Available online only however if visiting the Centre please visit Cabinet 138 situated on the Lower Ground Floor to view a selection of collectibles, items of silverware and Moorcroft Pottery from early vintage pieces to more modern examples.