Presenting a most rare vintage KTF / Trifari Alfred Philippe triple-row fruit salad bracelet, in incredible condition.
This gorgeous bracelet mimics the style of "carved fruit" precious gem jewelry popular in the 1930s. The flexible link bracelet is crafted from rhodium plated metal, and adorned with beautifully detailed molded glass "carved" fruit pieces in pastel pink, aqua and celadon. In addition, there are clear accent rhinestones, in rounds and baguettes. The bracelet measures 7" long and about 5/8" wide.
This piece is in excellent vintage condition. No stones are missing, a few vary in brightness, especially the baguettes on the clasp, but this is to be expected for a piece that is more than 80 years old. The clasp snaps firmly. There is some scratch patina on the back of the piece, but it's evident only under significant magnification.
Strike-marked "KTF" for Trifari, Krussman & Fishel (the T is in middle, yes, and larger), a mark that dates about 1935 - see the detail picture in this listing for the mark. Early Trifari pieces carried this mark. Beginning in 1937, the company began signing their pieces Trifari. There is also a number on the back, "76," which is likely the stone-setters mark.