Who doesn’t love a Coro duette? Lucite-bodied sterling silver angel fish are accented with red cabochon eyes and faceted blue rhinestone mouths, Tiny clear rhinestones glint along fins and are embedded in the jelly bellies. These signed treasures date from the World War II era.
Condition: Excellent. The gold wash has worn from the clip mechanisms.
Measurements: When assembled, the duette is 2.3 by 1.75 inches (5.8 by 4.4 cm). Individual fur clips are 1.75 by 1.35 inches (4.47 by 3.4 cm).
Marks: The individual clips are marked Coro in script on the upper fin, sterling on the clip mechanisms, and sterling on the lower fins. The duette frame is marked sterling, Coro Duette, and utility Pat. No. 1798867.
References: Page 54, Costume Jewelry 202 by Julia C. Carroll; page 20, Fun Jewelry by Nancy Schiffer. The 1944 patent issued to Coro designer Adolph Katz is attached.
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