Coro Craft Sterling Pegasus Mark Rose Gold-plated Enamel Sculpted Bird Pin Rare
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Coro Craft Sterling Pegasus Mark Rose Gold-plated Enamel Sculpted Bird Pin Rare:
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&amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;img is a stunning three-dimensional sculpted bird pinsigned: "SterlingCoro Craft".We have not seen another one of these online, in such pristine condition.This wonderful little bird is gold-plated with rose color gold over sterling silver, multi-colored enamel and clear rhinestones, some of which became dark due to the age of this piece (circa 1940's)***Please examine our photos very closely to make your own determinations on condition.***
Emanuel Cohn and Gerard Rosenberg opened a small shop in New York selling jewelry and personal accessories, later becoming known as "Coro". The name Coro incorporates the first two letters of each partner's name. Mark, in the beginning: "CR". By the mid 1920's, the Coro company was the largest manufacturer of costume jewelry and had a work force of over 2,000. The company produced a broad range of designs and an immense volume of jewelry at all price levels. Some pins sold in five-and-dime stores for as low as 50 cents and some pins sold as high as $100 in speciality stores. Some of the rhinestone studded Coro jewelry can be compare with the very best produced by other costume jewelry companies. The well designed pieces of the 1930s-1950s including the duettes and figurals with a clear Lucite central stone known as "jelly belly", the enameled tremblers, the whimsical designs by Adolph Katz, and the Mexican sterling pieces are highly collectible. Marks: some signed "Corocraft", some signed " Francois" (this mark was used to market the higher end line of costume jewelry to the wealthier clients until World War II), most signed "Vendome" (a jewelry line starting in 1944 which was to be their highest line of costume jewelry), "Coro", used since 1919, some with year produced, " Coro Craft" since 1937 used for higher end pieces, "Corocraft" used after WWII, "Pegasus" used after WWII and "Coro Originals" to name a few of a long list of Coro markings. Coro ceased production in the U.S. in 1979. Coro Inc. in Canada is still in operation today.
This amazing pin would make a wonderful addition to your vintage costume jewelry collection.Size: 3.125" x 2.5"Please view all of our photos as they are the main part of this listing!!! Be sure to add me to your favorites list!Sign up for my email newsletters by adding my store to your Favorites