Weather Station Chatelaine Brooch Represent Good and Bad Weather
The weather station was first designed by Adolph Katz for Coro in 1947. It had a man holding an umbrella and a women which represented fowl and fair weather, and originally rotated so the one appropriate with the day could be popped out. There was also a faux thermometer in the center. Additionally there was a brooch made like it without the thermometer, curved porch and chimney.
This brooch is not marked and is no doubt a copy from another manufacturer which was a standard practice. Rather than earrings that went with the original set by Coro, this brooch is made as a chatelaine with another set of a man and women at the end of each, and which simply hook onto the garment rather than pin on it. The weather house measures 1-5/8 inch by 1.75. It has blue barguette rhinestone shutters, and clear barguettes across the front porch, with small brilliants on the top and bottom of each column. The figures all have red heads with red and turquoise stone bodies. All are in very good condition. The Coro brooch is close to $400, so this is a more affordable alternative.
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