Gemstone & Rose Vermeil Sterling ‘Stars in the Sky’ 1940s Brooch by Coro
4 1/2" x 2 1/2"
c.1943 (based on design patent and use of sterling, per Brunialti)
"Coro-Craft" (in script) with Pegasus and "STERLING" on rectangular cartouche
Design patent D136,868 issued to Adolph Katz in 1943; 1943 magazine ad
This 1940s Coro brooch is named Stars in the Sky. At 4 1/2″ in length, this bouquet brooch designed by Adolph Katz is a triumph of the Retro Modern style and the largest piece in this collection. Nine rose-gold-plated sterling silver stems are held together with furls of ribbon and topped with faceted-glass flowers in shades of emerald, sapphire, ruby and citrine. Diamanté accents complete the piece. This brooch, priced at $15, was advertised in the September 1, 1943 issue of Vogue.