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Sapphire, Diamanté & Gold Spiral 1950s Brooch or Pair of Fur Clips by Coro

Sapphire, Diamanté & Gold Spiral 1950s Brooch or Pair of Fur Clips by Coro

CAD$175.00

Additional information

Maker

Coro

Size

Brooch: 3" x 7/8"; clip: 1 1/2" x 7/8"

Condition

Excellent

Date

1949-1950

Marks

"Duette" in script and "Pat. No. 1798867"

Reference

Utility patent 1,798,867 (for clip/brooch mechanism) issued to Gaston Candas in 1931 (application filed in 1930); 1950 magazine ad

Gold-plated spirals are adorned with sapphire baguette glass stones and pavé centers on this 1950s Duette, Coro’s name for their double-clip brooch. It is like a “two for one”! Wear it as a brooch or as separate fur clips. The all diamanté version of this piece appeared in a 1950 Life Coro ad with the slogan “the perfect jewel of a gift” and with the price of $10.50! (In 1950, the average U.S. family income was $81.48 a week.) You can see the utility patent for the brooch mechanism here, shown below Coro’s name.

In stock

000