Patented by Adolph Katz in 1943 CoroCraft's sterling vermeil "Thoroughbreds" (sometimes misspelled Thorobreds ) was created as a duette with heads facing each other. We are offering a single right facing clip from the duette. This successful Coro line was popular for many years, even spawning a duette called "Daily Double", albeit with slight alterations. "Thoroughbreds" can be seen in many research and reference books. It is one of Coro's most iconic duettes.
The clip presented in sterling silver vermeil (gold over sterling) features a thoroughbred in all his glory. Red marquise rhinestone ears perked to perfection, full mane set with clear baguette and tiny accent chaton rhinestones, a sparking marquise rhinestone eye and black and red enamel highlights. Reverse is fitted with a two prong fur clip with point guards at bottom.
The clip measures approximately 2 1/4 inches x 2 inches with a 3/8 inch profile or height. Marquise ear rhinestones are about 9 millimeters x 5 millimeters. Weight of the clip is 24 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All components intact. All rhinestones intact and sparkling. Red stones retain color. Enameling intact with minimal wear. Vermeil finish amazingly intact on both front and back with no rubs or pitting. Clip mechanism closes securely without snap shut type hinge. Prongs sharp and stable. Point guards intact and sharp. No dents or improper bends to sterling. Clean. No damage / no repairs. Excellent vintage.
Reverse of the clip is signed within an oval cartouche: "Sterling" and in script: "CoroCraft" followed by Pegasus symbol. The clip mechanism is also signed: "STERLING". Circa 1943.
The lone thoroughbred from Katz's Coro stable. A winner on his own. At Cody's.
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