Corocraft 'Jewels of Fantasy' 'Carmen Miranda' Camellia Bangle Bracelet
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Corocraft 'Jewels of Fantasy' 'Carmen Miranda' Camellia Bangle Bracelet
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Description: gold and rhodium plated base metal, rhinestones, cabochons, enamelling
Marked: unsigned
Reference: Schiffer, Fun Jewelry, p. 40. Cera, Jewels of Fantasy, p. 163, referring to Carmen Miranda wearing two of them in the 1948 film 'A Date with Judy' (singing Cuanto le Gusta - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8UoD4RAK1Y). Brunialti, American Costume Jewelry - Art and Industry (2008) Vol 1, p. 107. Patent is reproduced below (scroll down); designer Adolph Katz, filed July, granted Aug 1939. Advertised for sale at Kauffman's, price $25, in the Tampa Bay Times, 25 Feb 1940, p 21; click thumbnail above to view advertisement. Coro produced the bracelet again in the late 1940s, post-sterling; this piece probably dates from then.
Condition: Excellent
Size: Inner circumference 7.1" x 1.5"
Price: US$1875
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