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    Posted 7 years ago

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    Adolph Katz, as Chief Designer for CORO spring-summer collection in 1944, created this sterling silver , rhinestone & enamel Rock Fish Brooch. Most notably by Roberto Brunialti in "American Costume Jewelry: Art & Industry, Vol. 1".
    The bright fuscia rhinestone eyes contrast beautifully with the large faceted aqua (or referred to as azure) glass stone in his mouth. This is complimented by the touches of pink and blue enamel on his gills and tail. Patterned scales on his body of vermeil. Clear rhinestones. Locking c-clasp closure and is marked "Sterling Corocraft" with a Pegasus on a rectangular cartouche. He measures a large 3" x 2 1/4". This belonged to my mother.

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    1. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 7 years ago
      Fantastic!! Gorgeous! Words are not enough, I'd wear it All the time :)
    2. melaniej melaniej, 7 years ago
      Vintagefran I do wear this brooch looks beautiful with black. The ladies love it and always comment on it. Thank you for the lovely comment.
    3. Manikin Manikin, 7 years ago
      Oh I love this !!
    4. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 7 years ago
      that's a mouthful of bling!!
    5. surfdub66 surfdub66, 7 years ago
      Looks lovely & expensive!!!
    6. melaniej melaniej, 7 years ago
      Thank you Phil :)
    7. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      Love it!

      Coro made some fantastic Sweetheart jewelry during WW2.

    8. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      Wonderful brooch! It must be special to you.
    9. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      What a great brooch! It is really a book piece!
    10. Celiene Celiene, 3 years ago
      I would call it a Blue Ling Cod!
    11. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 3 years ago
      You have a very iconic piece here...
      Breathtaking :)
    12. antiquerose antiquerose, 3 years ago
      Wow, what a Piece !! What type of fish is that ? Reminds me of a piranha with his mouth opened like that ... LOL. That is a Show stopper piece !!
    13. welzebub, 3 years ago
      This appears to be a colorful version of a Lion Fish.

    14. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 2 years ago
      One thing....
      Adolph Katz did NOT design jewelry for Coro. Most believe so because he SELECTED the designs and his name is on the patents. Wouldn’t it be nice to give credit where credit is due!?
      Stunning piece!
    15. Newfld Newfld, 1 year ago
      Melanie this is a breathtaking piece, a rare & fabulous Corocraft which is said to have been a top of the line Coro division - what a great memento from your mother she had wonderful taste. Miss you on CW & hope we'll be seeing you again soon! - Jenni

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