Vintage Crown Trifari Elephant Brooch on Flickr.
Vintage Crown Trifari Elephant with the Crown Trifari mark and copyright symbol used after 1955. This Vintage Crown Trifari silver toned elephant pin was produced in the 1950’s as a political party duo - the GOP Republican elephant and the Democratic donkey. The Elephant has a matte silver tone finish and textured areas to simulate fur, and a red eye. This is the rarer silver tone, it is more common to find the gold tone.
The Trifari brooch 1 1/2 tall by 1 inch wide.
Info on Crown Trifari jewelry with Copyright Symbol:
In 1955 revisions to the U.S. Patent Law allowed jewelry designs to be copyrighted using the copyright symbol. Trifari then started using the copyright symbol in its signature. Pieces of that era will have both the Crown and Copyright symbols in the signature, which was used in the late 1950’s to late 1960’s.
Many of the most highly sought after vintage Trifari pieces have this signature. They are called “CROWN TRIFARI” by dealers and collectors.