Coro's sterling from the 1940s has a distinctive art moderne flavor. Floral motifs were popular with stylized, often exaggerated or elongated stems, bulbous blossoms and furled foliage. Bows with trailing ribbons may bind. Rhinestones were sometimes added to amp up the design up but were used with restraint as supplies were limited during the war years. A Gold wash ( vermeil ) was sometimes applied to the sterling silver. The late '40s saw a decrease in sterling usage, as other metals were available post WWII.
The '40s vintage flower blossom brooch presented in sterling silver vermeil, exhibits the typical moderne style of the period -- elongated stems with an up swirled leafy spear and brilliant bud set with emerald green marquise rhinestones.
The brooch measures approximately 3 1/8 inches x 1 1/8 inches at it's widest point with a maximum 1/4 inch profile or height. Marquise rhinestones are 7 millimeters x 4 millimeters. Weight of the brooch is about 10 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All components original and intact. All rhinestones intact, retaining color and brilliance. No off, cloudy or dead stones. No chips, nicks, cracks or breaks to stones All sterling components free from dents or improper bends. All gold over silver vermeil finish intact, front and back. No scratches, abrasions or pitting. No polishing done. Patina intact. Pin mechanism secure. Extremely clean. No damage / no repairs. Excellent vintage.
Reverse of the brooch is signed within an oval cartouche in block and cursive lettering: "STERLING BY Coro". Circa 1940s.
Gold over silver by Coro. Pin on the best of both worlds. At Cody's.
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