What a classic example of jewelry from the Art Deco period. These flowers are two dress clips that are mirror images and are done in an opaque Burgundy enamel with dark Yellow highlights along the edges. In the center of each flower is a large rhinestone with a curve of pave rhinestones going around and down one side. There are three "leaves" of pave rhinestones and three of Sapphire Blue baguettes. It has the typical flat design of the time and is done in a gold tone finish. The skeleton is done in a silver tone and is marked REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. on one end and PAT No. 1798867 on the other. The safety is the older Herper's clasp which moves away from you rather then towards you. The patent was applied and granted to Gaston Candas in 1931 and the Coro company bought the rights to the patent in 1933. I do not see any markings on the dress clips so it is possible that these were pre-Coro, however, in earlier pieces, the Coro script was not stamped deeply and wore away over time. Either way, this duette is a wonderful piece.
SIZE & CONDITION: Together the brooch is 7/8" high by 3" wide. Each clip is 1 1/2" wide. This lovely duette is in Very Good condition. There is the teeniest bit of wear to the enamel. All the stones are present and are sparkling. There is some wear to the gold tone at the high points. The clip and pin mechanism work great.
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