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Vintage Jeweled Coro Mechanical Doorknocker Brooch: This magnificent vintage 1940's brooch from Coro is not only fantastically embellished, it has an actual movable knocker! The rich gold plated metal is adorned with faux jewels and applied scrolls and floral designs. It is a prime example of the quality of the early Coro pieces. This whimsical brooch is in excellent vintage condition and has a tight and secure pin clasp. This piece is shown in Marsha Brown's book Coro Jewelry on page 91. it measures 2 3/4 by 1 1/2".
Vintage Sterling and Gemstone Sword Brooch with Sheath: What a great piece! This vintage sterling sword sheath is adorned with a floral design and cabochon gemstones which are bezel set. The green is a chrysoprase and the orange/red a carnelian agate. The sword has a scrolled pommel and the crossgaurd has a scalloped edge. The two are joined by an intricate chain. The clasp is tight and secure and from the type of clasp I am dating this piece to the 1920's. This lovely brooch is in excellent vintage condition. A great conversation piece and proud addition to your silver collection!
Trifari Molded Glass Blue Flower Brooch: This fabulous Trifari brooch has three sky blue molded glass flowers in a subtle rose gold tone setting. Each flower has a small chaton rhinestone center. Patented by Alfred Phillipe on March 13,1951 ,patent number 162461. It is in excellent condition with no damage to the glass flowers. An elegant design!
Vintage Signed Jeanne Rose Montee Basket Brooch: Signed Jeanne, a company known for it's very high quality figurals, this vintage brooch features an open basket that resembles a crown. The basket is a deep antique gold tone metal and has trillium flowers around the top. The bouquet of rose montee flowers explodes out of the basket with a riot of sparkling rhinestones. Excellent condition with all stones bright and sparkling and a tight and secure pin back. The brooch measures 1 1/2 by 1 1/2" and is signed Jeanne (c).
Vintage Coro Sterling Rhinestone Figural Bug Brooch: This vintage insect brooch from Coro is from the 1940's when bug pins were the "in" thing. He is composed of multi-colored open backed prong set rhinestones except for his body which is a foil back rhinestone. The setting is sterling silver with a gold plating. This little charmer is in excellent vintage condition for his age. The brooch measures 1 1/4 by 1 1/8" and is signed Sterling by Coro.
Unsigned Sterling 1940's Horse Head Chatelaine Brooch: This fabulous chatelaine brooch features elegant horses in sterling silver with one large horse head on the left and two smaller horses on the right. Although unmarked, this piece has tested sterling. It is quite substantial! The horse heads are outlined in bright blue chaton rhinestones. The curled mane is adorned with clear chaton rhinestones and the large horse has a rich red rhinestone eye. Black and red enamel detail the faces. The large horse measures 2 by 3/4" and the smaller horse heads measure 1 by 1 1/4". The sterling open link chain is a very nice weight and has no weak links. The shortest chain measures 4 1/2" and the longer measure 5 1/4". This horse head design is shown in Julia C. Carroll's Costume Jewelry 202 on page 52 as a variation of the 1943 Coro patent 135970 assigned to Adolph Katz. However, this particular brooch was shown in a 1940's magazine with no attribution. So in all probability not Qoro, just a lovely and well made copy of their popular design. That being the case, this is a magnificent chatelaine brooch and will be a proud addition to any vintage jewelry collection and a great conversation piece pinned to your favorite sweater or jacket.
Signed JJ Art Deco Style "Lady Remington" Brooch: You will define yourself as a lady of style when you arrive with this elegant figural pinned on your jacket! Crafted in a high polish gold tone metal, this open work brooch of Lady Remington is in the art deco style and features an elegant lady with great detailing in her hat and purse clutch. Her earrings and purse clutch are accented by chaton rhinestones. This is a large brooch and a perfect example of why JJ figurals are sought after by collectors!
Coro Green Molded Glass Flower Brooch: This shimmering brooch from Coro features glowing, irredescent, green molded glass flowers set in a gold plated setting. Several deep green chaton rhinestones accent the leaves. The brooch is detailed and dimensional, with ribbed leaves and a curved stem. Each flower center is a tiny gold bead. This brooch is in excellent condition.
Vintage Corocraft Rhinestone Rose Brooch with Original Box: This glittering Corocraft rose brooch is a study in perfection. Crafted in bright gold tone metal, it is paved with chaton rhinestones in graduating ombre colors of soft orange, gold and pale yellow. Pieces that used the graduating colors took a great deal of time to set and are not often found. This piece is in excellent vintage condition. This fantastic brooch measures 3 by 1" and comes with the original hinged box with the Corocraft signature on the inside of the lid.
Vintage Signed ART Egyptian Revival Pharoah Necklace: This fabulous vintage Egyptian Revival necklace from the ART-Mode company has so many things going for it! The antique gold tone pendant features a detailed bust of a pharoah with a fancy bird headdress and an open work collar dropping from a lotus blossom flanked with cobras. The glass beads resemble faiance beads. The separators are double cobras and the chain is a fancy curved link with a spring ring clasp. This piece is in excellent condition, measures 21" and signed ART(c).
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