Coro Duette Quivering Camellia Separable Brooch Vintage 1938
It’s hard to stop staring at such a magnificent vintage Coro Duette! Also called a “Separable” Brooch, this splendid Duette is part of the “Quivering Camellia” set designed by Gene Verri and patented 1938.
It features two lovely dress clips with pretty trembling centers in the flowers that can be worn as one large brooch when placed into the Duette frame. The trembler flower centers are crystal baguettes with red chaton centers. The outer cup (petals) is goldtone with vertical silvertone bands set with tiny crystal stones. The leaves are green enamel and silvertone metal covered with more tiny crystal rhinestones. Lastly the flower stems are set with red baguettes.
Shown on page 100 of American Costume Jewelry Art & Industry 1935 – 1950 (copyright 2008) in the blue colorway.
Excellent condition. This beauty must have been truly loved and properly cared for and stored by its original owner – the goldtone metal on the flower cups is bright and nearly perfect. No darkened stones and all stones are present. The enamel on the leaves is unmarred except for one tiny pin dot that can be seen in the last second from the last photo – the other marks are reflections. The only flaw I can find is that some of the red baguettes have minor color loss, which is visible in the photos.