CORO STERLING Floral Spray Ribbon Pin. Superb Condition

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  • Item Category: Jewelry
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Feb 22, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House

For auction is a large Art Deco CORO STERLING pin in the shape of a stylized floral bouquet tied with a ribbon. The "flowers" are five foiled, prong-mounted, topaz rhinestones; each stone is embellished with a small, bezel-set white round rhinestone. In addition, t is a small faux pearl "fixing" the ribbon to the bouquet. The sterling silver stem, leaf, and findings are plated with rhodium for a permanently shiny finish. This pin is in superb vintage condition, the plating perfect, the stones bright and eye-catching, the pearl just as it should be. The pinback is straight, fully functional, and secure.

The pin is signed STERLING BY CORO with the Coro in script and the Sterling in block letters. The pin measures approximately 3.5 by 1.5 inches (8.9 by 3.8 cm).

I was not able find another copy for sale on the net, but I did find some similar pins selling for between $40.00 and $55.00. The rhodium plating makes this pin somewhat unusual for this period.

Julia C. Carroll in Collecting Costume Jewelry 202 The Basics of Dating Jewelry 1935 -- 1980 Identification and Value Guide , on page 111 shows a related brooch. About this style she wrote: " 1943 -- 1948 Coro sterling amber-colored rhinestone double-flower brooch. This flowing 4" x 2" brooch is signed 'Coro Sterling' and dates from 1943 to 1948, when most of these
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