This glorious pin has a terrific surprise! It is actually a Duette, meaning it can be worn in two different ways! Coro is famous for its animal/floral Duettes, but earlier than these figural pieces, came these late Deco designs. This bow shape is 3-1/4 inches long and 1-1/2 inches wide. The larger chaton stones are prong set. Set into pot metal, are glowing white rhinestones. The large chatons and emerald cut stones are prong shaped. The smaller stones are simply inset, into the metal. When the two pieces are released from the "frame" of the brooch, the setting of the stones becomes apparently 1/2 of a bow shape dress clip! Turning the brooch over, the hinged portion of the dress clips are evident. When the clips remain in the "frame", the whole piece has a horizontal straight pin, ending in a roll over safety clasp. In this fashion, the piece is worn as a whole. When the hinged pieces are lifted up, the clips pop out. When the piece are popped out of the frame, they are 2 inches wide and 1-1/2 inches long. It is missing some stones will they will be replaced when shipped by a Vintage Jewelry Dealer.
These pieces occasionally had pat pending numbers, but not other Coro marks. This particular one has two separate patent pending number and is signed "Coro Duette". The patent pending number are Pat 1652188 and Pat 1798867. These double duty pieces were very popular, as dress clips were utilized in several ways. They were not only attached to dresses, but to clutch bags, scarves, and even as hair ornaments. This wonderful piece is in excellent vintage condition. Double your pleasure, double your fun!
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Signed Coro Duette With Patent Pending Numbers
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