Vintage Trifari Gold Lion’s Head Runway Necklace
Trifari designed this imperial piece of jewelry which is choker length and quite stunning. This gold plated pendant necklace is signed TRIFARI and measures 15″L, while the pendant is 1.5”L x 1.25″W x .5″H. The exquisite, gold plated chain glistens in the light and the clasp on the end has a attachment for the hook on the back of the lion’s head pendant. This piece is in excellent vintage condition with only minor wear on the connector which is not visible because of it’s hidden location in this unique design.
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Gustavo Trifari emigrated from Italy to the U.S. in 1904 and founded Trifari NYC in 1910. Trifari was considered one of the largest and best known producers of costume jewelry. It started producing hair ornaments, buckles, and bar pins in silver and base metals set with rhinestones and later manufactured, a broad range of costume jewelry creating superb designs and workmanship at different price levels. The Trifari jewelry produced had a distinctive look, resembling fine jewelry, which can easily be recognized by collectors. Much of this is due to the work of a great designer, Alfred Philippe, who used high quality imported Swarovski rhinestones that were hand-set in the jewelry piece. Philippe worked as a designer of fine jewelry for Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels, and brought to Trifari many imaginative ideas. He is largely responsible for the creation and development of Trifari’s distinctive and classic look.