This cute figural pin moves - it's meant to mimic the movement of a "weather forecaster" house, one that hung on the wall and forecast the weather. This brooch won't tell you if it will rain, but it's delightful, all the same . . . depicting a rhinestone man and woman, inside the double arches of the house. There's a fake thermometer between them, to add to the "weather house" theme. In very good condition; there is some age patina to the brooch, such that it looks a bit 'antiqued' (a nice look, I think) and I replaced the rhinestones in the heads of both little people (as one had fallen out). Measures 1.75" high; marked "Coro" with the Pegasus on reverse.
This brooch was issued Design Patent 147,047 on July 8, 1947, to Adolph Katz, assignor to Coro, Inc., New York, NY. Because prior to the 1950s, jewelry could not be copyrighted, companies oftentimes applied for a 7-year "design patent" with the U.S. Patent Office.
A goldtone version of this brooch may be seen on page 177 of "Warman's Costume Jewelry Figurals" by Kathy Flood.
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