Emerald, Diamanté & Vermeil Sterling Bouquet 1940s Brooch by Coro
3" x 2"
"Coro Craft" (in script) and "STERLING" on oval cartouche
Design patent D136,999 issued to Adolph Katz in 1944 (application filed in 1943); 1944 magazine ad
Here is another beautiful Retro Modern brooch designed by Adolf Katz for Coro’s high-end line. This one features a gold-washed-sterling silver furled ribbon with one edge trimmed in diamanté and emerald-glass baguettes at the center of the curl. A cut in the ribbon holds four baguette-lined stems with faceted, oval, foil-backed emerald-glass flowers with diamanté accents. This piece has a complex construction, as illustrated by the rivets that bind the elements. The pin fastens with a roll-over safety clasp. This brooch was included in an ad in the August 1, 1944 issue of Vogue that featured Coro-Craft “Masterpieces of Fashion Jewelry”.The first image shows the brooch as it is positioned in the technical drawing for the design patent; the second shows it as positioned in the ad. You decide how to wear it!