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ArtDeco Coro 1919 "PatPend" LadyBug Enamel FauxGem Vermeil Brooch

About the Item

With the Coro signature "script-no-angle" since 1919 and "PAT.PEND.", this early Art Deco vermeil lady-bug beetle brooch features a red enameled face and mixed-cut bezel-set red and blue crystals with clear crystal pave back. The gap between the convex wings and five holes on the base enable maximum light for a surprising degree of sparkle from a small brooch. This is not the later patented version of the design that included a piece of felt for the purpose of applying perfume to diffuse more slowly, which has a different Coro signature "angled script" and shortened "PAT." This is the earliest lady-bug version, which any Coro or bug-brooch collector should have.
  • Creator:
  • Metal:
    Gold,Enamel,Gilt Metal,Vermeil
  • Stone:
    Blue Sapphire,Crystal,Ruby
  • Stone Cut:
    Mixed Cut
  • Dimensions:
    Width: 0.79 in (20 mm)Depth: 0.6 in (15 mm)Length: 0.79 in (20 mm)
  • Style:
    Art Deco
  • Place of Origin:
    United States
  • Period:
    Early 20th Century
  • Date of Manufacture:
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses.
  • Seller Location:
    Chicago, IL
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU3244218584132
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