Offering a beautiful, vintage, signed / marked CORO gold tone and clear crystal floral rhinestone brooch.
The brooch is a beautiful leafy tiered floral piece with 13 lower gold tone leaves, upper level with 10 leaves with clear crystal rhinestones, and 13 gold tone center "curls".
DIMENSIONS: 2 1/2" in diameter
CONDITION: excellent condition - no damage or missing stones - brilliant gold tone color
HISTORY OF "CORO" - stands for Cohn & Rosenberger circa 1900 - 1979
"The business was founded in New York by Emanuel Cohn & Carl Rosenberger around 1901 or 1902. The firm has been incorporated in 1913. A factory was established in Providence, RI in 1911. With the time, they had a presence in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Toronto, England and Mexico. Great Britain mechanical patents have been found in the name of Corocraft from 1961 until 1969, which documents actual production in England (courtesy Mary Walden-Till).
Cohn died in 1910, but the name remained Cohn & Rosenberger. The corporate name "Coro" was adopted in 1943. Rosenberger died in 1957, & his son Gerald, who succeded him, died in 1967.
In 1969 the family sold 51% of the Coro stock to Richton, Intl. Corp., who bought the remaining stock in 1970. Richton also owned the Oscar de la Renta brand. By 1979 all the Coro companies, except the Canadian company, were bankrupt. It was sold to a South American company in 1992 & also went backrupt.
Gene Verri was the head designer and personally responsible for many, many of Coro's famous designs. Adolph Katz signed many of the patents only as a representative of the company. Information confirmed by Ron Verri , Gene's son – 9/8/05." (Jewelry Hallmarks Site)
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