Blue Topaz, Ruby, Diamanté & Vermeil Sterling 1940s Brooch by Adolph Katz for Coro
2 1/2" x 2 1/2"
"Coro" (in script) "CRAFT" with Pegasus and "STERLING" on rectangular cartouche
Design patent D146,961 issued to Adolph Katz in 1947 (application filed in 1946); 1946 "Vogue" ad
This Adolph Katz-designed brooch is a stunning example of the Retro Modern style and the pieces created for Coro’s high-end line in the 1940s. The vermeil-sterling-silver center looks like folds of a fabric with pavé-trimmed white metal at each end. The same trim is wound around the center. From there emanate two boughs of faceted, oval blue-topaz glass flowers with round ruby-glass accents. The pin closes with a fold-over safety clasp. This delicious brooch was advertised in the February 1, 1946 issue of Vogue.