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    Posted 4 years ago

    Newfld
    (856 items)

    This 2 1-4" pair of plume-headed birds is in pretty good condition considering it is from the 40s when Coro (1901-1979) made their Duettes line, which could be worn as one brooch, or detached to make 2 fur or dress clips. The piece is goldtone with faceted aqua marquise stones as their tummies, tiny white rhinestone accents & sparkly aqua eyes (stones somewhat yellowed with age). Signed Coro des pat pend in script, also Coro Duettes on detachable back brace. Patent number 151,151 by Adolph Katz for Coro (1901-1998) in 1948 & called "love birds"

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    1. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      What a cool idea, new to me!
      Love the boidies too.
    2. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 4 years ago
      Lovely! I’ve never seen pieces that can either be worn as brooches or dress/fur clips!
    3. Newfld Newfld, 4 years ago
      Thanx Karen, glad to introduce you to the Duettes - I only just found out about this type myself recently when someone else here on CW posted her pair of owls, so I shopped around & found these pretty "boids" lol. I was going to call them exotic birds or birds of paradise, when I came across the actual item in a book & they were named love birds - of course we bird "experts" know real lovebirds are smaller & look different. Great comment, Thanks!

      You know Ken, the Duettes are pretty expensive, and if not they can be pretty shabby looking because of their age - I particularly noticed this with the enamel types. They are outdated of course, but I do like their concept - appreciate the great compliment

      Laura, isn't this a fabulous idea, a convertible jewelry piece - we have that sort of thing today, but Coro was innovative with it. Fur and dress clips must have been the rage back then, and it's nice this item could be converted into two of them - and the brooch, the brace could be removed & you'd just have to hide that long clasp if wearing one bird (more convenient to wear them together) Thanx for the great compliment & observation

      Very grateful for all your loves
      Hel1
      Vet
      Scott
      Karen
      Ken
      buckethead
      Laura
    4. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 4 years ago
      Wow, had never heard of Duettes before!
    5. Newfld Newfld, 4 years ago
      I'm so glad to be able to show a good example of Coro Duettes, and thank you very much for the appreciation MrsT

      With gratitude for the loves
      Roy
      MrsT
      Mary
    6. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 years ago
      Love birds were so popular during the fifties and they made many items featuring them, my fave were the lovebirds blue mirrors !~
    7. Newfld Newfld, 4 years ago
      Thanx so much for the great words Phil, now I'm curious and have to check out the blue mirror lovebirds - I only wonder why Coro and other designers made these birds more exotic looking than the real ones, which are smaller and have flat heads

      You're so kind everybody, the luv is greatly appreciated
      fort
      Tigra
      Phil
      Rose
    8. Newfld Newfld, 4 years ago
      Thank you guys, Sean and Thomas, for your kind luv & support
    9. Newfld Newfld, 4 years ago
      Many thanks aura, you're always so kind to me and I hope today is a wonderful day for you
    10. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years ago
      Jenni - these are so wonderful! I would love to find these. I am a bird lover!! Thanks for posting and your research. I love Coro, was looking at some pins today online - always too expensive for me, but someday I will find :-)
    11. Newfld Newfld, 4 years ago
      We are both bird lovers Mary, we both had parakeets, and I even used to feed the wild birds in birdhouses for awhile - love all birdie images. Glad you enjoyed these Coro Duettes, they are still out there but pretty expensive, I got a pretty good deal on this one less than a hundred (it's ridiculous the prices they charge today for older jewelry, I never buy the crazy priced stuff) I'm sure someday you will find one at a decent price, it just takes patience & luck

      Thank you Mary and KKK for the great kind loves as always, they are most appreciated
    12. Newfld Newfld, 4 years ago
      You're so kind foseatme, thank you very much for the sweet compliment & the luv
    13. Newfld Newfld, 4 years ago
      Thank you so much MyCountry for the love & support, always appreciated
    14. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 4 years ago
      I don't know how I missed this and your gorgeous cats Jenni, I possibly missed a couple of days even!!
      I love these duettes! I still haven't got one though:-)
    15. Newfld Newfld, 4 years ago
      Judy thanks as always for your kind words, I'm really glad you liked these "oldies", they are simpler yet somewhat sweeter than newer types of interchangeable jewelry. Of course I adore anything birdie as you know. And no worries about loves/comments, I know you're always in my corner & have been since my early posts, thank you so much for being my friend!
    16. Newfld Newfld, 4 years ago
      So happy you liked this bird duo KKK, thank you very much 4 the luv
    17. Newfld Newfld, 4 years ago
      Many thanks for the luv Laura, really glad you enjoyed this piece
    18. Gillian, 4 years ago
      These really caught my eye. The turquoise gets me every time, as well as being dress etc., clips. I had no idea how high the Coro prices had reached until I had a look a little while ago. and you would seem to have 'a book piece'! So - kudos Newfld, lovely love birds.

      (I sometimes use a clip earring, clipped to my dress/sweater etc., also use a pierced earring as a brooch, if it wont cause any damage to the clothing).


    19. Newfld Newfld, 4 years ago
      Great comments & compliments Gillian, thank you so much for the kind words. You're right this one is a book piece, after getting it I acquired a pretty good book by J. Carroll (she did three, mine is Cost.Jwlry 202) which had these love birds with red tummies, and I've also seen them in white, but like you I love it in aqua. Great that you can wear creative dress clips, they sound lovely
    20. Newfld Newfld, 4 months ago
      Searching I am so grateful to you for bringing back many of my beloved bird posts today, you are truly a friend and I'm very pleased that you enjoyed them, and your thoughtfulness & support means a great deal to me :)

      Thanks Searching and raven for the kind love for this Coro bird duette, it is ever appreciated
    21. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 months ago
      These certainly are more idealized than many. I think the blue mirror had pointed tufts on their head !~
    22. Newfld Newfld, 4 months ago
      Thank you Phil for your super observant comment on this pair of tufted birds, they certainly are idealized fantasy birdies

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