Pre -1955 Signed Heraldic Brooch by Coro
This pre 1955 signed heraldic brooch by Coro was part of a line of Heraldic jewelry that started back in the 20s and continued to be added to their line off and on on for many many years with new designs each time it was offered. They were all exact copies of existing European heraldic designs that have been in use by the families or “Houses” that owned them.
What I am offering here today is Pre-1955 vintage Coro. A large 1 7/8” across circle that shows a smaller 5/8” divided circle in the center beneath a sovereigns crown. One side displays a Rampant Lion and the other a a flower or thistle. This is encircled by openwork vines emerging from the bottom and held by a ribbon. It is heavily detailed and wonderfully constructed of a solid metal in gold tone.
Turning it over we see that there are two different Coro makings on this piece. One on the pin mechanism arm and one on the piece itself. The mark on the pin arm is an older mark, and should be ignored for purposes of dating this brooch. You see while Coro did change its trademark design often they were not above using old stock of clasps, pins and findings to secure newer designs, they at least always added the current trademark the company was using. This second mark was used starting around 1940, and because there in no Copyright mark with it we know this broach must be before those marks were used, which was 1955.
Condition is excellent for pre - owned older vintage jewelry. There are two spots on the back where the metal has darkened a bit but nothing you would not expect to find on a piece of this age. The action of the the pin and thumb clasp are excellent with only the slightest wobble in the pin cross arm bed.
Heraldic jewelry has never been out of style and today would also be wonderful on a Steampunk outfit or even a stage production with royalty being portrayed. I am trying to find new and good homes for my things and have them reasonably priced to do so.
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