This exceedingly rare Corocraft brooch was designed by the great Adolph Katz in 1946 (see patent). It is gold wash over sterling, with sparkling red, aqua blue, and clear rhinestones-a combination often used by Katz. This is so marvelous to look at that I keep it propped up against the computer on my desk so I can see it every day-it is way too special to hide in a jewelry box!

The amazing 3-dimensional piece is in the shape of a proscenium stage with four musicians: a cellist, pianist, a drummer, and a trumpet or some kind of horn player. T are draped curtains, and ribbed columns, and the stage is decorated with all sorts of flourishes. The detail and casting is unreal.

The brooch is 2" tall and over 2" across. It is marked "Corocraft Sterling" with the Pegasus logo. It has a burnished patina with some softening of the gold wash and a few scratches and t T is some verdigris under the drummer and the bottom of the stage needs a gentle cleaning but I had no idea how to go about it, and I recommend you take it to a professional if you don't know how to do it, but they can probably make it shinier if desired. Many people prefer the original patina, so it is up to you.

This is a piece to be treasured and displayed. Considering what I paid for it and what others have sold for, my reserve is low, so bid with
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