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CORO Duette large blue faux star
sapphire and clear rhinestones marked with "patn #1,798,867
for Gaston Candas 1930, 3-5/8". This piece was seen in the book "Hollywood
Costume" by Deborah Nadoolman Landis. View #Y21861
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‘Hollywood Costume’, October 20, 2012
through January 27, 2013
is "a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see over 100 of the most
iconic costumes in the history of film-making. It explores the central
role costume design plays in cinema storytelling. Bringing together over
100 of the most iconic movie costumes from across a century of
film-making, it is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the clothes
worn by unforgettable and beloved characters such as Dorothy Gale,
Indiana Jones, Scarlett O’Hara, Jack Sparrow, Holly Golightly and Darth
Thanks to Deborah Landis, my Coro Duette, on the top above, was in this exhibit,
traveling the world more than I ever hope to! It is shown on the
dress in this wonderful movie clip of the 1936 screwball comedy "My
Man Godfrey" (William Powell) showing Carole Lombard wearing a blue star
sapphire and diamond clip at her throat and a matching ring on her
finger (not shown). If you are a lover of 30’s jewelry, become a fan of
the Turner Movie Channel where so many of these 30’s movies can be seen,
commercial free. It is a real treat for both vintage jewelry and classic
movie lovers like me!
DOUBLE CLIP in clear
and green rhinestones set in silver tone metal. View
CORO Duette sterling vermeil
enameled "Jays" brooch and clips combination, probably designed Adolph Katz
circa 1942, 3". View
style clear pave and blue rhinestone 2-1/2" brooch/clips. View #Y20940
CORO Duette brooch/clips in
clear rhinestone clip/pin combo, circa 1940. The swirls and baguettes add to
the lovely design.
clip 2-5/8" brooch in clear rhinestones circa 1937, marked pat
for Axel H Carlson. View #c21253
TKF Clipmates Deco style
clear rhinestone pave 2-5/8" pin/clips.
TRIFARI CLIPMATE two flying birds in clear rhinestones, almost 3"
across! This is like a Coro Duette, and the pin comes apart for
wearing as two clips, too.
CLIPMATE in a very Deco style. this is really special and in
magnificent condition! Made with red and clear rhinestones set in silver
3" clear rhinestone brooch/clips marked "patn #1,798,867
(for Gaston Candas 1930) and
1,852,186". This is unusual in that the brooch portion looks good even when the
clips are off. ViewView #Y21860
An advertisement from the Marshall Field’s Christmas 1939
The caption says, "Rhinestone set in rhodium-finished white metal for the
bracelet. $6.50 Matching clipmate brooch which separates into a pair of
clips. $6.50". This also tells us that they were using rhodium plate
as early as 1939
COMBINATION clips/brooch of clear rhinestones, marked "pat
1852188" by E.A. Phinney for Island circa 1931, 3" long. ViewView
Princess Eugenie Duette with black enameling and clear rhinestones, 2-7/8". View #T23087
rhinestone pave on silver tone floral motif Duette, a nice large 3-1/3", circa 1940.
Duette style sterling pin with black enamel and clear rhinestones, 2-1/4".
clips/brooch with Deco design in clear rhinestones marked with "patn #1,798,867
(for Gaston Candas 1930), size 3-3/4" by 1-3/8". ViewMark
CORO DUETTE pin
and clips combo, a terrific design with clear rhinestones set in silver
COROCRAFT Duette in clear
rhinestones, 3-1/4" "patn #1,798,867
(for Gaston Candas 1930).
CORO Duette Deco design clear rhinestones
and green baguettes brooch and clips combination, marked "pat
1852188" by E.A. Phinney for Island circa 1931,
3". View #C21860
1939 Benjamin Allen Catalogue page 137.
"TRYeTTE SETS combination brooch and dress clip sets. White metal white
|COROCRAFT Duette enameled bees|
brooch and earrings, see patent 1798867 for 1942, brooch and dress clip
combination 2-3/4", screw back earrings 1".
|CORO Duette clear rhinestones|
double fur clip brooch, marked on the back "Coro Duette,
pat 1852188 by E.A. Phinney for Island circa 1931, and pat no 90007,
circa 1930s, this is a nice large sparkler at 3-3/4".
|COROCRAFT Duette rabbits brooch|
and clips combination, patent 142483 for 1935, Adolph Katz, each 1-7/8".
Note that what looks like dark belly buttons on the rabbits is really the
reflection of my camera lens! View
CLIP/BRACELET silver tone mesh slide bracelet with a detachable dress
clip end decoration. Bracelets are more scarce than the clip/brooch
combos. ViewView #Y19966
BOW 2" double
clip on a pin back in green and clear rhinestones, most unusual.
Clipmate clear rhinestone flowers and leaves motif, marked "patn 205,080",
DOUBLE 3" dress
clips on a pin back, all in reds and clears. Large and lovely!
pink enameled floral Duette, similar to the Day & Night set patent
issued to Adolph Katz, designer, circa 1939. This is one of my very
sterling vermeil blue rhinestone, green enameled leaves pin/clips with clear
rhinestone accents, 3" wide with slight finish wear, patent number
1,798,867. View #C21185
CORO "Cherubin" cupids birthday
Duette, July with pink heart-shaped rhinestone, 2-1/3", circa 1956.
ViewBack View #C20928
ad for "Cherubin" Duettes,
Spring and Summer 1956
(see bottom right corner of ad).
CORO cupids Duettes in
DUETTE 3" brooch/fur clips and 1" screw back earrings, blue floral
petals and green leaves enameled design, circa 1948.
CORO DUETTES ad from 1948 showing floral set in picture
second from top.
flowers brooch/clips in aqua, blue, red and clear rhinestones with green
enameled leaves. View
CORO Duette crowned cupid
heads pin, 2-1/2", "patn #1,798,867
(for Gaston Candas 1930). View
CORO DUETTE red enameled birds
brooch with rhinestones, "patn #1,798,867
for Gaston Candas 1930, 3-5/8".
CORO DUETTE comedy and tragedy
in sterling vermeil, enamel and rhinestones. These can be seen in in
Brunialti’s "American Costume Jewelry, Art & Industry" on page 145,
patent 144,198 dated 1946. View
BIRDS in blue and
yellow blue enameling and
clear rhinestone pave, but unusual in this case as each bird is a brooch
rather than a fur clip. View
COROCRAFT DUETTE brown
enameled birds clips/brooch. View #C17670
PINK and blue Duettes
style birds brooch with clear
rhinestone pave, but unusual in this case as each bird is a brooch
rather than a fur clip.
Duette, faux pearl-belly and rhinestone birds, 3". View #T21903
"Heavenly Swallows" Duette advertisement, 1945.
CORO "Heavenly Swallows"
Duette with clear rhinestones, circa 1944, designed by Adolph Katz, 2-1/2",
patent #1798867. Shown in Brunialti’s "Tribute to America" on page 79.
rhinestones Duette style brooch and clips combination marked with "patn
circa 1934, 3".
style aurora borealis set in brushed gold tone with clear rhinestones
COROCRAFT Duette bow
brooch of blue and clear rhinestones set in gold tone, 2-1/2".
CORO Duette horse heads
brooch and clips combination in gold tone with red and clear rhinestones,
circa 1945, 2". Here is an image of the original ad for this Duette
CORO Duette of horse
heads with matching screw back earrings. Red and aqua rhinestones and
enameling decorate each piece.
CORO Duette of enameled
burgundy flowers in gold tone, 2-1/2", marked with patent number 1798367.
|CORO Duette double flower|
brooch with brilliant clear rhinestone pave and green enamel on gold tone,
2-5/8" by 1-3/4".
|CORO Duette with pink, rose|
and yellow porcelain flowers, red and clear rhinestones, all set in silver
|COROCRAFT Duette in gold tone with|
pink unfoiled rhinestones with clear rhinestone accents, 2-1/2".
|CORO Duette brooch clips in clear|
rhinestones set in silver tone, an unusual open oval style circa 1930, 2-1/8" by
|RED and clear duette style|
brooch, 3-1/4", marked with "patn 2,114,675" (Patented by Axel H. Carlson,
April 12, 1937) on the back, circa 1937.
sterling vermeil "Sparkling Peonies" brooch/clips with blue and clear
rhinestones, 1944, patent #1798867, 3".
BROOCH Duette style opaque cabs brooch and dress clips combination with
carnelian colored red, deep green and blue glass cabs, marked on the back
"pat pend", 4-1/2" by 1-5/8."
| DUETTE clip backs showing some of the different styles.|| DUETTE clip backs.|| DUETTE clip backs.|