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Gold & Diamanté ‘Merry Whirl’ 1940s Double-clip Brooch & ‘Gay Swirl’ Earrings by Coro

Gold & Diamanté ‘Merry Whirl’ 1940s Double-clip Brooch & ‘Gay Swirl’ Earrings by Coro

USD$175.00

Additional information

Maker

Coro

Size

Brooch: 2 3/8" x 1 1/8"; clip: 1 1/4" x 1 1/8"; earring: 3/4" x 5/8"

Condition

Excellent

Date

c.1948

Marks

"Coro Duette" in script and "PAT 1798867" on the frame

Reference

April 1948 ad in LIFE magazine

This set is very interesting. The diamanté-embellished gold-tone Duette is from Coro’s Merry Whirl set, while the gold-tone and diamanté earrings are from their Gay Swirl design. Nevertheless, I wouldn’t hesitate to wear the pieces together. The Duette, Coro’s double-clip brooch, can be worn as a brooch (in the positions shown) or as separate fur clips. The earrings are screw-backs. These sets were advertised in the April 1948 issue of Life magazine, which is how I know these details. The last photo shows the ad. You can see the utility patent for the brooch mechanism here, shown below Coro’s name.

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