This is the kind of Coro piece that sets a pulse pumping. It's a huge, early Coro rhinestone enamel flower brooch sure to elicit 'WOW's.
Circa 1940, the pin is encrusted with clear white rhinestones on the silver-tone rhodium-plated figural. The flower (which looks like a tulip) has long green enameled leaves, recessed pistils coming out of the flower set with faux sapphire navettes (giving it the look of a trembler), and a rhinestone bow around the bottom with another faux sapphire stone.
The pin measures 4 1/4 inches high. It's 2 1/4 inches across. The back has a smoothly working secure rollover clasp. The back is marked CORO.
The rhinestones are all intact though a couple may be slightly dulled with age. The enamel is very good. We don't see any notable flaws. This is overall in excellent vintage condition.
Everything about this design has the look and quality of Adolph Katz and though we found very similar Coro patents of his, we did not find this exact design. We could not find this pin anywhere on the internet and believe it's a rare one by Coro. Big and substantial. Magnificent!
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