Adolph Katz for CORO Craft 1946 bejeweled Sterling lyre or harp, pin or brooch Carnegie Hall' series. Gold vermeil over Sterling base. Weight 32.4grams see photo. The pin measures 2 1/2 h. Signed CORO Craft with the Pegasus horse icon and STERLING.
Advertised as part of a "Carnegie Hall Jewelry" series which was inspired by the movie'Carnegie Hall'. Book reference: Brunialti's'American Costume Jewelry: Art & Industry , 1935-50'. Appeared in'Vogue' (with earrings),'Fortune', and'Mademoiselle' magazines in 1946. Alsofeatured in'The Saturday Evening Post' and'Mademoiselle' in 1947.
Excellent vintage condition with almost no wear to the vermeil. Dimensional and layered, this beautiful instrument is accented with. 1 ruby red oval, 2 ruby red marquises, 5 aqua marine baguettes, gallery set clear chatons and paved rhinestones.
All Ursula's items come from a clean, smoke-free and pet-free home. Was one of the largest and most prolific costume jewelry manufacturingand wholesale companies in the United States and the world.Coro founded in 1901 by Emanuel Cohn and Carl Rosenberger who opened a small accessories store on adway in New York City. Not until 1943, did the company name Coro, a contraction of the first two letters of each partner's last name, change to Coro, Inc. Cohn and Rosenberger were not designers of jewelry; they found professional jewelry designers for this work.
Adolph Katz, a name well known to Coro collectors, was not a jewelry designer either (contrary to popular belief). He signed his name on the patent applications. From 1924 on, he was the man in charge of selecting the designs from a large pool of designers that Coro would manufacture, commission to be manufactured, and sell. Francois was one such designer who joined Coro with his floral brooch designs in 1938. A special introductory advertisement featured his first line for Coro.
Francois later marketed his jewelry under his own name, Francois. Other notable Coro designers included Gene Verecchio, probably most famous for his design of the Quivering Camellia Duette. Several other designers are mentioned in the design patent applications by Coro, notably, Oscar Placco, Robert Geissmann, Massa Raimond.
It was, however, not a custom at Coro to mark individual jewelry with a designer's name except in rare instances. The item "Rare Vintage Signed Coro Craft Sterling Carnegie Hall Jeweled Harp Brooch Pin" is in sale since Thursday, June 21, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Costume\Designer, Signed\Pins, Brooches".The seller is "omaha49er" and is located in Clermont, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.