Thank you and happy shopping. These two beautiful birds are crafted from sterling silver, washed over with gold and then intricately enameled, all accomplished almost 80 years ago. The vermeil is what really sets this set off, enamel over sliver simply doesn't fit the way gold does.
The birds were designed flying away from each but always return back together. What we have here is a dual clip brooch made for fur and the leather pelt on the back of it. The prongs that you see are made to penetrate the pelt of the fur. This particular brooch has a design patent number of 133,472 submitted by Adolph Katz on July 15, 1942 and the design patent was granted August 18, 1942.
Although the design of the birds were submitted by Adolph Katz, he was known to only file them and not design the pieces. The birds are fitted onto a bracket with the patent number 1,798,867 designed by Gaston Candas. This brooch is actually a piece of jewelry that can be worn together or apart. It can be worn as the brooch as you see it or it can be taken apart and worn with one or both fur clips adorning a lovely fur coat, shawl or scarf. The brooch is 78 years old and has very minor storage surface scratches that are shown in the pictures.
The bracket has some minor patina from age and storage. Even thought the brooch is in exquisite condition, as with any piece of this age, it does have some wear so please review all the pictures, we always supply plenty. Item: Coro Sparrow Fur Clip Duette Brooch. Condition: Very Good Vintage Condition.
Approximate Measurements: Please see accompanying photo grid. Approximate Year / Period: 1940s. Every package that leaves our custody will be counter scanned, from our hands to theirs. Our pictures are taken very close under macro settings to show full detail. All of our items are second-hand finds.It's possible the previous owners smoked, had cats and dogs, and may have worn perfume on occasion. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Brooches & Pins". The seller is "sell_mortimer_sell" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.