Ref#1- Amazing Coro signed "Preening Bird of Paradise"
brooch referenced in Brunalti's "Tribute to America" page 73 & 74. Patented in 1941, US patent number 129433, inventor Adolf Katz.
Ref#2-Variation of this same brooch also in Marcia "Sparkles" Brown's "Rhinestone Jewelry Figurals Animals & Whimsicals"
copyrighted 2006, page 108 priced: $995.00 "That was ten years ago"
This pin is in extremely RARE and good condition, with very, very little enamel loss. It is actually a lyre bird, not a bird of paradise.
The thick rhodium plating is also in very good condition. This piece is quite large, measuring 3 3/4" by 2 1/2". Excellent over all condition for Vintage age.
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