Gemstone & Rose Vermeil Sterling Calla Lily 1940s Brooch by Adolph Katz for Coro
3 1/8 x 2 5/8"
"Coro Craft" in script with Pegasus and "Sterling"
Design patent D140,941 issued to Adolph Katz in 1945
This 1940s brooch features amethyst, ruby and peridot glass stone calla lilies tied in a bow and accented with fuchsia and blue glass stones and diamanté. The setting of this Retro Modern piece has a rose-gold wash over sterling silver, with a roll-over safety clasp. Although the drawing in the design patent shows this brooch with the flowers facing down, I prefer them facing up because they look as though they’re reaching for the sky! You can see this brooch in this orientation in the third photo. This gorgeous Adolph Katz design from Corocraft, Coro’s high-end line, was also made with all citrine glass stone – scroll down to see that version.