Her long flowing skirt is enameled in red, blue, and green with stripes of gold left showing. Her head scarf is enameled in blue and she holds a golden basket of enameled flowers with rhinestone centers. She measures 3 1/4" tall, 2 1/4 wide, and has a 3/4" profile.
This brooch is a book piece and can be found in Brunialti's American Costume Jewelry, Vol. 127 and it given 4 stars for rarity and collectibility. The patent 133,737 was issued on September 8, 1942. She is in good age appropriate condition.There is some wear to the enamel in high spots. What a collector's dream she is! Was one of the largest and most prolific costume jewelry manufacturing and wholesale companies in the United States and the world. Coro was begun in 1901 by Emanuel Cohn and Carl Rosenberger who opened a small accessories store on Broadway 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.
The item "Vintage Coro Craft Sterling Mexican Flowergirl Brooch Pin Enamel Rhinestone 215" is in sale since Sunday, August 19, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Designer, Signed\Pins, Brooches". The seller is "clancy0483" and is located in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.This item can be shipped to United States.