A really great example of highly collectible Corocraft!
The details on this piece are outstanding! A slightly curved and dimensional base in the shape of a lyre holds clear pave set crystal embellishments. The lyre is very romantic in style with swirls throughout. The strings add a life-like quality and additional dimension to the brooch. There are sapphire and ruby colored accents and clear baguette or rectangular stones as well.
This great piece is a book piece and is featured in the highly esteemed Brunialti book American Costume Jewelry: Art & Industry with a 4 out of 5 star rating for rarity. The set with earrings appeared in Vogue (1946), Fortune (1946), The Saturday Evening Post (1947), and Mademoiselle (1946 and 1947).The brooch was advertised as part of a “Carnegie Hall Jewelry” series which was inspired by the movie Carnegie Hall. See photos for details. Earrings not included.
A beautiful piece of Corocraft and pop culture history!
Signed: Coro in script with CRAFT in all caps below it and the pegasus. Also marked sterling.
Size: Just under 2 1/2″ long x just under 2″ wide.
Condition: Very good. The stones are bright and clear with minimal wear and the gold plating is almost all completely in tact. The strings are not perfectly straight but they are in very good shape especially considering the age.
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