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JEWEL CHAT

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Jewelry
Patents
Trifari


Information about the jewelry companies comes from personal contacts and
materials, old versions of "The Keystone Jewelry Trade Book" or "American
Jewelry Manufacturers" by Dorothy T. Rainwater.




A. PHILIPPE (TRIFARI), 1936
No. 2,050,804
Brooch (Duette style)
Alfred Philippe

TKF
CLIPMATE
in a very Deco style… this is really special and in
magnificent condition! #T16496

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A. PHILIPPE (TRIFARI), 1937
No. 103,595
Brooch

TRIFARI 1937

A. PHILIPPE (TRIFARI), 1937
No. 103,596
Brooch

A. PHILIPPE (TRIFARI), 1937
No. 103,597
Brooch





A. PHILIPPE, 1940
No. 118,757

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Alfred Philippe

A. PHILIPPE, 1940
No. 118,758

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Alfred Philippe

TRIFARI
enameled violets fur clip, circa 1940.
View #T12635

A. PHILIPPE, 1940
No. 118,759

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Alfred Philippe




A. PHILIPPE, 1940
No. 119,092

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Alfred Philippe

A. PHILIPPE, 1940
No. 119,093

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Alfred Philippe

A. PHILIPPE, 1940
No. 119,094

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Alfred Philippe




A. PHILIPPE, 1940
No. 119,095

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Alfred Philippe

TRIFARI fur clip with luminous pastel blue and red cabochons, clear
stones and lovely detailed enameling in green and brown, 3-1/2" by 2-1/3".
It is marked with the patent number 119,095 on the back, which dates it
circa 1940. It is in excellent condition in every way, both front and back,
except for some light graying in some of the clear stones.

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1940 Patent
#T13967

A. PHILIPPE, 1940
No. 119,096

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Alfred Philippe





A. PHILIPPE, 1940
No. 119,097

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Alfred Philippe

TRIFARI
chartreuse and lavender enameled floral set.
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A. PHILIPPE, 1940
No. 119,098

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Alfred Philippe

A. PHILIPPE, 1940
No. 119,099

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Alfred Philippe





A. PHILIPPE, 1940
No. 119,100

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Alfred Philippe

A. PHILIPPE, 1940
No. 119,101

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Alfred Philippe

A. PHILIPPE, 1940
No. 119,102

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Alfred Philippe

A. PHILIPPE, 1940
No. 119,103

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Alfred Philippe





A. PHILIPPE, 1940
No. 119,104

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Alfred Philippe

TRIFARI
lovely blue faux moonstone, enameled and rhinestone stylized dress clip,
circa 1940. #T

A. PHILIPPE, 1940
No. 119,105

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Alfred Philippe

TRIFARI pastel
enameled flowers fur clip, circa 1940.
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View #T18588





J. Wuyts, 1940
No. 119,107

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Joseph Wuyts

TRIFARI enameled fish fur
clip. View
#T19146

J. Wuyts, 1940
No. 119,108

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Joseph Wuyts

A. PHILIPPE, 1940
No. 119,433

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Alfred Philippe





A. PHILIPPE, 1940
No. 119,434

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Alfred Philippe

A. PHILIPPE, 1940
No. 119,435

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Alfred Philippe

A. PHILIPPE, 1940
No. 119,436

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Alfred Philippe

A. PHILIPPE, 1940
No. 119,437

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Alfred Philippe





A. PHILIPPE, 1940
No. 119,438

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Alfred Philippe

J. WUYTS, 1940
No. 119,445

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Joseph Wuyts

A. PHILIPPE, 1940
No. 119,454

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Alfred Philippe

A. PHILIPPE, 1940
No. 119,455

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Alfred Philippe





A. PHILIPPE, 1940
No. 119,456

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Alfred Philippe

A. PHILIPPE, 1940
No. 119,457

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Alfred Philippe

J. WUYTS, 1940
No. 119,466

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Joseph Wuyts

J. WUYTS, 1940
No. 119,467

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Joseph Wuyts





A. PHILIPPE, 1940
No. 119,525

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Alfred Philippe

J. WUYTS, 1940
No. 119,529

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Joseph Wuyts

J. WUYTS, 1940
No. 119,530

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Joseph Wuyts

J. WUYTS, 1940
No. 119,531

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Joseph Wuyts





A. PHILIPPE, 1940
No. 119,766

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Alfred Philippe

J. WUYTS, 1940
No. 119,836

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Joseph Wuyts

J. WUYTS, 1940
No. 119,837

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Joseph Wuyts


TRIFARI
pastel floral clip circa 1940. #T12689



J. WUYTS, 1940
No. 119,838

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Joseph Wuyts

J. WUYTS, 1940
No. 120.052

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Joseph Wuyts

Utility patents show how a mechanism works… Design patents are for
the way it looks. Jim Katz downloaded almost all the jewelry design
patents from 1867 through 1965 and says that after 1955, the amount of jewelry design
patents tapers way off in comparison to earlier years.

Coro and Trifari
are responsible for almost half of all jewelry design patents up through the
middle 1950’s. Philippe for Trifari patents seem to disappear after about
1954, and Katz for Coro after 1965.

Jewelry Design Patents – (all approximations):
From 1858 – 1925 1,203 Jewelry Design Patents Granted
From 1925 – 1955 6,528 Jewelry Design Patents Granted
From 1955 – 1965 450 Jewelry Design Patents Granted

As you can see from the following information, patents are still being
granted but after 1965 the jewelry design patents from all the large
manufacturer’s all but disappeared.

All patents – not just jewelry – (all approximations)
By 1971 there were approx. 220,000 design patents granted
By 2003 470,000 design patents granted
By 1971 3,600,000 utility patents granted
By 2003 6,670,000 utility patents granted