This is a wonderful duette by Coro featuring two owls secured in the duette frame. The owls feature pave-set rhinestones with large green faceted oval rhinestone eyes and amazing enamel detail. This design dates back to circa. 1944 with design patent 138,960 assigned to Adolph Katz. The pieces held in the duette mechanism were called separable brooches, but we know them as the patented name “Duettes.” These fur clips may be worn together or separately as two pieces.
1 in stock
• SKU: CO-BC-2021-09-30 14.44.17-40-tjs-a-3
• Designer or Maker: Coro
• Mark: Coro on square plaque on one owl only, Coro Duette on frame
• Style: Duette
• Circa Date: 1940s
• Condition: There is some darkening of the pave-set stones, some foil loss to back of “eye” rhinestones, enamel loss on both pieces with complete enamel loss on one of the owl’s beak. There is verdigris at the pin solders of the frame. Being sold as-is and priced accordingly.
• Age Group: Adult
• Color: gold, green
• Material: White metal, brass, gold-tone plate, glass/crystal, enamel.
• Size or Measurement: Approx.Each owl measures 1 3/4″ t.l. x 7/8″ w. When assembled the piece measures 2″ x 2″.
• Type: Separable brooch, Duette, Figural brooch, Figural owl, Coro Owl Duette, 1940s Coro jewelry, 1940s Coro Duettes.