This sterling silver Coro flower brooch, designed by Hector Aguilar, is quite large with a very striking yet graceful design of a single flower and stem with five leaves. The leaves are beautiful with two large ones framing the flower on top, one curved over, and a cluster of 3 flowers on the bottom left. This type of elegant work truly enhances one's appreciation of the master silversmiths of Mexico during the WWII era from which this comes.
Jewelry marked "Made in Mexico; Coro; Silver" was mostly designed by renown master silversmith Hector Aguilar. Coro, plus many other major costume jewelry companies, made sterling silver jewelry during the WWII years due to a shortage of other metals. The contract with Aguilar lasted from 1943 - 1950. His studio created a variety of beautiful, handmade designs.
Measurements: The pin is a large 3 3/4 inches tall by 2 1/8 inches wide with an old fashioned C-clasp pin back.
Condition: The pin is in very good condition. Please use the zoom feature to review all photographs carefully, as they are an important part of the description.
Marks: There is a round marking on the back Stamped "CORO" and "SILVER" around the edges and "MEX" in the center. Hector Aguilar's work in highly collectible and quite pricey; his Coro pieces are a bit of an insider's secret.
Penny Morrill's "Silver Masters of Mexico" spends many pages discussing Aguilar's work with Coro. Many of the contractors Aguilar used for the Coro work went on to become famous in their own right.