Description: gold plated base metal (pin clips and duette mechanism) gold plated sterling (earrings), rhinestones, enamelling
Marked: Duette mechanism marked Coro Duette, Des Pat 1798867; both clips marked Coro (on the body); earrings marked Sterling on screws
Reference: Brunialti, American Costume Jewelry - Art and Industry (2008) Vol 1 p 128, a set comprising a sterling duette and non-sterling earrings, also (as with this set) matching precisely in the enamelling; the mixed use of sterling and base metal in both sets is, as Brunialti suggests, probably due to the mid-1942 date of manufacture, at the change over to Sterling. Patent is reproduced below (scroll down); designer Adolph Katz, dated 1942. Advertised in Sears catalogue, Summer 1944; click thumbnail above to view advertisement
Size: Duette 2.75" x 1.5" (individual bees 1.75" x 1"); earrings 1.125" x 0.75"
Price: US$575 ' - see our Sales Policies (link below) for any shipping charges
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