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ca. 1931 Vintage Rhinestone-Encrusted Coro Duette
This gorgeous vintage Coro Duette is absolutely dripping with eye-catching rhinestones.
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.
Each side of this sensational brooch is characterized by a swirl of highly-reflective silvertone metals with an array of dazzling colorless rhinestones.
A combination of pear and round-cut rhinestones creates a flower shape at the center of each side while the furthest edge is accented by a "fan" of little baguette-cut rhinestones.
Finally, the sweeping outer edge is decorated with graduated pavé-set rhinestones.
The piece is missing a single rhinestone, while some other rhinestones show only a very small amount of discoloration.
Despite a few tiny flea-bite scratches here and there and a bit of wear, this fantastic and highly-collectible Coro Duette remains in good vintage condition.
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: Brooch is 2 3/4" long, 1 3/8" tall and 7/8" deep, Individual fur clips measure 1 5/8" long, 1 1/2" wide and 3/4" deep Weight: 42.2 grams (1.49 oz)
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Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: Silvertone, Size: 2 3/4" long