Exotic and lovely, this 1940’s brooch features an enameled Persian man holding a parasol, mounted on a rhinestone-accented horse. The Brunialtis mention that this was the only brooch made in the 1943-44 season, and marked a return by legendary designer Adolph Katz to the ethnic themes of the 1942 fall collection. This is a fascinating piece of history!
Condition: Excellent, with minor enamel wear that is well-illustrated in the pictures.
Measurements: 2.75 by 2.5 inches (7 by 6.4 cm)
Marks: Coro Craft (in script) Sterling
References: Brunialtis, “American Costume Jewelry, Art & Industry”, Volume 1, page 146. The 1944 patent issued to Adolph Katz is attached.
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Coro Craft Persian Man on Horseback Sterling Brooch