This is a sensational vintage Coro Duette brooch featuring dazzling rhinestones and glowing Lucite cabochons.
Truly a marvel of the advancing quality of designs in the 1930's, the piece features an extraordinary mechanism on the reverse. The mechanism allows the two sections of the brooch to come apart and become mirror image fur clips.
The silver-tone component on the reverse of the brooch can be completely removed, though it also includes a safety roll-over clasp allowing the piece to be worn or displayed with ease.
It features two stamped maker's marks, the first of which reads "Coro Duette" in elegant script. Below this you will find a mark reading "PAT No. 1798867". This number corresponds to the bracket itself, which was patented in 1931.
Both sides of the brooch are characterized by milky-white cabochons in varying sizes. They resemble moonstones, glowing brilliant white from within.
These are combined with silver-tone ball decorations. Each side is ornamented with a little bow shape which bears some pretty white enameling and sparkling clear rhinestones.
Though both sides of the brooch exhibit some wear and minor darkening, the piece remains in very good vintage condition overall.
This is a beautiful and elegant piece. Obviously, it can be worn, but it will make a wonderful display and great addition to any vintage jewelry collection.
Measurements: Each side measures 1 5/8" wide, 1 ¼" tall and 3/8" deep (without brooch component), Whole brooch measures 2 7/8" wide (side to side), 1 ¼" tall (top to bottom) and 9/16" deep (with brooch component) Weight: 27.8 grams (0.98 oz)