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Jelly Belly



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~ JELLY BELLY Jewelry~


"JELLY BELLY" jewelry

Named for their clear transparent Lucite bellies, "Jelly
bellies" can be both beautiful and whimsical. Most were made in the 1940’s,
although some continued to be fashioned into the early 1960’s. Collector’s
usually agree that in order to qualify as a true "jelly belly", the belly
portion must be made of Lucite, not glass, and must be clear and not colored.
The most coveted pieces are the larger pieces with Lucite set in sterling vermeil (gold washed
sterling) and the larger figurals.




GAZELLE
sterling vermeil Lucite jelly belly gazelle brooch, 4". It is pictured
in "Fun Jewelry" page 84 and on page 184 of Brunialti’s "American
Costume Jewelry". Circa 1941.
View #Y26792

LUCITE jelly
belly hand holding pink enameled flower brooch with aqua enameled
forget-me-not decorated wrist, circa 1945, 4". Shown in
Brunialti’s Tribute to America on page 139, in Carole Tanenbaum’s
"Fabulous Fakes" on pages 74 and 92, and in The Best of
Bakelite
by Battle & Lesser on pages 157-8, and in
Brunialti’s "American Costume Jewelry, Art &
Industry" on page 214
.
View
View
View #Y27220

TRIFARI sterling
vermeil jelly belly frog pin with green cabochon eyes, marked
pat#135172 circa 1943, 2-3/4". Shown in Brunialti’s "American
Costume Jewelry" on page 149. View
#T26076





TRIFARI
swan jelly belly brooch with a Lucite body set in silver
tone, marked "Trifari 737201 des pat no" on the back, 2-5/8" by 2".

View
#T39271

FRED BLOCK jelly belly
snowman, sandman or starfish brooch with ceramic face circa 1945, 3-1/8". It is marked on the
back "Fred Block Jewelry". Block was a Chicago ready-to-wear maker. It
is thought that his line of jewelry was made, at least in part, by the Sandor Goldberg Company of New York, hence you will see this same piece
marked "Sandor" as well. The Sandor piece, along with this information,
can be seen in Brunalti’s "Tribute to American Costume Jewelry" on page
141-2. View
View
View #X35955

TRIFARI jelly belly sterling swan brooch
with Lucite belly, clear rhinestones and pink glass cabochon eyes all set in
silver tone, 2-1/2".

Designed in 1944 by
Norman Bel Geddes for Trifari, it can be seen in Brunalti’s "American
Costume Jewelry: Art & Industry 1935-1980, Volume 2" on page 176. As you can
see there, this was originally a fur clip (two-pronged), but like the one in
the book, this has been professionally converted into a brooch.

Because of the conversion, the Trifari and sterling marks are no longer
here. It also looks like the one in patent number 129,164 from 1941. View
#Y35951




STARFISH sterling
vermeil Lucite jelly belly
brooch, 3-5/8" wide. This is so beautiful in it’s
simplicity.
View
View #Y27835


FRED BLOCK
Lucite jelly belly flower trembler brooch. This
extraordinary piece is one of the most rare jelly belly pieces ever
made. A similar Fred A. Block pin is featured in the Brunialti’s book
"American Costume Jewelry" on page 177. A good friend of mine owned that
piece several years ago, but neither of us has ever seen this style with
the trembling parts before. This has five open backed blue rhinestones
petals each set on it’s own spring to impart wonderful movement and each
with a calyx of clear rhinestones set in silver tone metal. Bezel set
center rhinestones in pink are set with six prongs cups and set on
wires. The eight carved Lucite jelly belly leafy petals are held in
place with gold tone metal veins. Other than some light wear on the gold
tone finish this is in excellent condition, amazing for it’s age. It is
beautifully crafted, wonderfully dimensional and one of the best jelly
belly pieces I have ever seen. It is 3-1/2" by 3-1/2". View

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#X37811

JELLY BELLY brooch of a Lucite
leaf with green and red enameled lizard, a rare beauty, 3-3/4".
View
View #Y36101





JOLLE
sterling vermeil fly brooch with a very pale green Lucite jelly belly,
topaz colored rhinestones, similar to a jelly belly brooch, circa 1940, 3" by
2-3/4".

View
#X37012

JOLLE jelly belly bird brooch
with heart shaped wings and holding an arrow, all
set in sterling with deep rosy pink rhinestones, marked "Jolle sterling" on the
back, circa 1945, 2-1/8". I love jellies and this is one I hadn’t seen
before. View
#X36463
JOLLE
jelly belly insect pin as is, marked on the back "Jolle sterling",
carved Lucite belly and tint colored rhinestones, 2-1/2" by 2".

View
#X37747





JELLY
belly lady face figural Lucite and silver brooch with a green rhinestone
in the turban she is wearing, 2-3/4" by 1-1/3". The face it made of Lucite
and the headdress is silver tone. This is in excellent condition in every
way and circa 1940’s. She has a bit of a ghostly look like the Roswell
alien, doesn’t she?

View


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#Y38593


JELLY
belly fish brooch with a Lucite body, 2" by 1-1/2".

View
#Y38596


CORO
jelly belly large double flower brooch with Lucite flowers and
set among gold tone eaves with clear rhinestone veins, finish as is with
very light wear. As with many good jewelry pieces, these
flowers held on in the back by screws, and the entire brooch is 4" by 2-1/2". Another similar brooch by Coro
can be seen in Deanna Cera’s wonderful book, "Jewels of Fantasy" on page 178, and
she dates it circa 1940.

View


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#C38690





FISH
silver and jelly belly 3-3/4" dolphin brooch, circa 1941.
Shown in Brunialti’s "Tribute to America" on page 133.
View
#Y26031

JELLY BELLY double
flower brooch with clear rhinestone accents, green enameled touches, 4-1/2",
circa 1942. Shown in Brunialti’s "Tribute to America" on page 139.
View
View #Y26065

FISH jelly belly fish
pin with clear rhinestone accents, 1-7/8".
View #Y24199





JELLY BELLY
deer brooch with a Lucite belly set in sterling, marked
"sterling" on the back, A brooch like this one can be seen in Brunialti’s
book, "American Costume Jewelry, Art & Industry, M-Z" on page 224. This
piece can be seen in the book, "Warman’s Costume Jewelry" by Pam Wiggins, 2014
Edition on page 45.

View
#Y38804


FRENCH
Lucite jelly belly double leaf brooch with Lucite leaves and gold
tone metal veins, marked on the back of the stem, "Made in France", 2-1/2"
by 2-1/4".

View
#Q38761



JELLY BELLY
sterling and Lucite llama fur clip, marked "sterling" on the
clip, 3" by 1-3/4".

View
#Y38787



TRIFARI stylized
Lucite bird’s head jelly belly brooch with red cabochons.
View #T22506
JELLY
BELLY
Lucite molded horse head jelly belly, 2-1/2". View
#Y24788
SILVER hatching duck in
egg jelly belly brooch with Lucite body set in silver tone with a red rhinestone
eye, 1-7/8". This is a real charmer! View
#Y36461




STERLING
jelly belly pear brooch with carved Lucite set in sterling silver,
marked "sterling" on the back, circa 1940, 2" by 1-1/4". I am undecided as to
whether this "belly" is Lucite or glass, even though I can usually tell. If it is glass, then technically it
isn’t a jelly belly. Whichever, it is a fun pin to wear and in excellent condition.

View
#Y38832

TRIFARI jelly belly hour glass
brooch with clear rhinestones and artificial pearls, marked "Trifari, pat
pend", 1-3/4" pat 153,500, circa 1949.
View #T33643



JELLY BELLY
rose
flower brooch set in gold plated sterling, circa 1940, 3". This can be
seen in Brunialti’s "American Costume Jewelry, N-Z" on page 214.
View #Y36259

TRIFARI jelly belly earrings,
7/8". View
#T12759

TRIFARI sterling vermeil
chick and egg jelly belly brooch with clear and red rhinestones, marked
"Trifari, Des. Pat. No.135176, sterling", 2".
View #T63383




CORO fox jelly belly shown
in ad at right. Shown in Brunialti’s "American Costume Jewelry" on page 173.
Patented 141,468 dated 1945.

CORO 1945 ad
showing "jellly bellies".


TRIFARI
jelly belly sailboat brooch, a realistic boat with Lucite sail set in
sterling vermeil. Signed "Trifari Sterling" 2-1/4".




JELLY sterling vermeil
jelly belly doxy 2".
View #Y23555

NORMA
sterling vermeil jelly belly rabbit
pin, 2-1/4", circa 1945. View
#Y23081

NORMA sterling
vermeil jelly belly duck pin, 2", circa 1945.
View #Y23052




TRIFARI "Chanticleer"
rooster jelly belly brooch, an Alfred Philippe design circa 1944. Shown
in Brunialti’s "American Costume Jewelry" on page 157. View
#T13924

TRIFARI "Moonshell" sea shell jelly
belly set in original box, 1944.
View View
1949 Ad

#T20815

TRIFARI heron
brooch with "jelly belly", 1943. Shown in Brunialti’s "American
Costume Jewelry" on page 150.
View
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#T20912





TRIFARI
sterling vermeil, Lucite and rhinestone curl, 1-1/3″ fur clip circa 1949. Shown
in Brunialti’s "American Costume Jewelry" on page 164.
View
#T10862

TRIFARI 1960’s jelly belly rooster in
brushed gold tone setting.
View #T13924

TRIFARI jelly belly
bird brooch in brushed gold tone with rhinestones. View
#T6116




DAUSCHUND sterling vermeil
jelly belly doxy brooch, 2-1/2".
View #T27836

TRIFARI sterling vermeil Lucite
jelly belly gazelle brooch, 4". It is pictured in "Fun Jewelry" page 84 and
on page 184 of Brunialti’s "American Costume Jewelry". Circa 1941.
View #T36309

JELLY
BELLY
sterling vermeil jelly belly fly pin, circa 1944, 2".
Shown in Brunialti’s "American Costume Jewelry" on page 153. View
#Y24918



KARLKRAFT sterling silver jelly
belly bird brooch with tiny green and clear rhinestones set in gold washed
sterling, 2-1/8". The mark is double struck so I may be reading it
wrong, as I am not familiar with this maker, but the piece is lovely. View
View #X65044

JELLY belly rooster
brooch set in silver tone, 2-3/4". The Lucite belly and head are carved
and shaped, the belly being 1/2" deep at the deepest so that it
reflects beautifully.
View #Y65454

TRIFARI sterling vermeil
jelly belly poodle pin, marked "pat 131371", circa 1943, 2-1/3". Shown
in Brunialti’s "American Costume Jewelry" on page 148.
View #T25109









TRIFARI
jelly belly spider fur clip in gold plated sterling with Lucite
body and clear rhinestones and baguettes, circa 1943, 2".
Marked on the
back "Trifari" with the crown, "sterling" and "pat. pend". This can be seen
in Brunialti’s "American Costume Jewelry, N-Z" page 184,
where
they
say
it
o
riginally
sold
for
$18.50,
expensive
for
that
time.
Inside the Lucite body are tiny lines, original to the piece and visible
only under close examination.
View
View #T62695

BIRD jelly
belly dove brooch set in silver with Lucite belly and green rhinestone eye,
circa 1945, 2-1/4".
View #Y62693


TRIFARI
jelly belly fly brooch with Lucite body, clear rhinestone
accents with red eyes, all set in gold washed sterling, marked "pat 137,200", circa
1943, 1-5/8" wide. This
can be seen in Brunialti’s "American
Costume Jewelry, N-Z" page 184. View
View #T62694





TRIFARI
jelly belly earrings set in gold tone and with clip backs, each
7/8".

View
#T13678


JELLY BELLY
Lucite flower brooch with clear rhinestone dew drop, 3-1/2" by
3-1/4". There are tiny clear rhinestones along the veins of the gold tone
leaves, a nice detail. This is in excellent condition in every way.

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#Y39128


TRIFARI
jelly belly earrings set in gold tone and with clip backs, each
7/8".

View
#T13679