Coro's Adolph Katz patented the famous Coro Duette mechanism in the 1930s. It's ingenious duality offered the client a brooch and a pair of enormously popular fur or dress clips. The Duette's stellar success led other companies to follow suit, notable Trifari with it's ClipMates version.
The authentic Coro Duette presented, circa 1940s-1950s, consists of two faux moonstone (aka moonglow) grape or berry cluster fur clips that attach to the framework to create a single brooch. Cabochons are in a luminescent purple color while foliage and settings are in gold tone.
As a brooch, the duette measures approximately 3 inches x 1 inch with a 1/4 inch profile or height. Each clip is about 1 1/2 inches x 1 inch. Cabochons are approximately 9 millimeters. Weight of the Duette is 22 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All components original and intact. Cabochons retain rich purple color and luminescence. No dents or improper bends to metal components. All gold tone finish intact, fronts and backs. Fur clip prongs straight and sharp with tight, snap shut closure. Duette framework correct with strong and secure pin mechanism. Clean. No damage / no repairs. Excellent vintage.
Framework is signed: "Coro Duette" in familiar script. Also "PAT No 1798867". Circa 1940s-1950s.
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Coro Duette Moonstone Moonglow Brooch Pin Fur Dress Clips