This lovely vintage brooch is signed Coro and has Amigos Siempre written on this Flag Brooch This brooch was designed by Lester Gaba for Coro to commemorate the Eighth International Conference of American States which was held in Lima in 1938. I Measures 2.6" wide x 2.25" tall, and the brooch features 21 enameled flags which represent the 21 American Republics. The flags are grouped together and adorned with a banner which reads "Amigos Siempre" or "Friends Forever". L. Gaba designed this pin for Coro, filed for the patent on Nov. 17, 1941 and received patent number 130,836 on Dec. 23, 1941. The pin was sold and the royalties were donated to the Inter-American Scholarship Fund- a great tidbit of jewelry history! CORO in very early slant script, Pat. No. 130836
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