In 1901 Carl Rosenberger and Emanuel Cohn created Coro Inc. in New York City. They initially operated under the name Cohn & Rosenberger until 1943 when they changed the name to Coro, Inc. (CO for Cohn, RO for Rosenberger). The American division of Coro went out of business in 1979. The Canadian division produced up until the mid 90's.
During the mid-1930's, Coro introduced their Corocraft line of jewelry. This fantastic sterling silver figural brooch is known as a 'jelly belly', circa mid-1940's. Jelly belly refers to a figural, usually an animal, brooch with a rounded middle made of polished lucite. This fish has a red rhinestone eye, clear pave set rhinestone accents on fins, tail and head and gold vermeil finish. The brooch measures 2 1/2" in length, 2 1/2" in width and has a safely clasp mechanism. Good vintage condition with normal vermeil wear, darkening of some of the clear rhinestones and aged patina finish.
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