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Coro G Verrecchio "calopsitta" (cockatoo) duette

Coro G Verrecchio "calopsitta" (cockatoo) duette

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Directory: Estate Jewelry: Costume: Designer: Pre 1940: Item # 1158693

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These Coro cockatoos have been hand painted with enamel. At the center of each flower is a faceted, faux diamond. As you can see by the patent below, this duette was designed by Gene Verrechio and patented in 1941. Pat # for the duette is Des. 126,490 and for the clip #1798867. Coro invented the "Duette" in the 1930s. An ingenious invention. The design involves two pin clips that fit together, joined by a mechanism at the back, so they can be worn together as a single brooch. Or, you can take them apart, and wear them separately.

Reference: Fun Jewelry by Nancy Schiffer. p142.

Reference: American Costume Jewelry by Brunialti & Brunialti, p. 57,58