As time goes by, it is getting harder and harder to find complete Duette or Clipmate sets. You often see dress clips that look like they should have the framework to fit together and wear as a pin, with no frame available. This full set dates to the mid 1930s based on the patent dates and styling. The two clips kind of look like folded over ribbons and look great worn at the collar like cress clips were originally, or adorning a hat band or pocket. On the frame, they make a very pretty design between the combination of straight lines and curves and the plethora of pave' set clear round rhinestones. The pin is in good shape, and the frame and clips mechanisms work as they should. When in the frame, the clips measure a but under 3 inches across.
This piece is marked Duette, which was made by Coro. It also has two patent marks, with the number 1798867 on the frame and 1852188 on the clips. These marks date to 1931 and 1932 respectively. The designer on the frame is Gaston Candas, and Elisha Phinney designed the clips.
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