Sun/starbursts were popular motifs during the atomic era, but this brooch doesn't seem to fit with those styles--it appears to be more a late 1930s-early 1940s creation.
In fact, except for the cameo, it looks exactly like a symbol for the Order of the Royal Garter! Circa 1960, we have a beautifully designed floral brooch in silvertone, with textured openwork leaves that curl and point this way & that around an openwork flower head loaded with aurora borealis rhinestones in peacock, with flash blue & green, purple & gold. Enjoy for at the pony's front hooves is an arrangement of green enameled leaves, the enameled rhinestone centered flower in the pony's mouth is seen in other Coro jewels, including horse jewels (Victor) along with recognizable construction and design.
The ruby red stone is bright with deep color, Signed in back on the inside of a bow loupe is Coro in script with the Pegasus mark but no copyright mark. Though the scans of these butterfly brooches by Coro turned out with wavy streaks, the gold plating is in absolutely Excellent condition, as well as the prong-set off-white faux pearls. Signed Coro in slanted script (no copyright mark) on the reverse, these jewels are in Excellent condition. If you love figural swans, you simply must have this exquisite little Coro piece.
One of Coro's high quality jewels, the swan is beautifully made in textured goldtone metal, engraved on the swans neck and tail.
The clusters are attached to a filigree base, equipped with a clip finding that has a screw adjustment piece.
These jewels are 1" and signed Vendome at the tops of the clips.
The pierced decorations and prong set ruby-red faceted glass give the brooch a sassy look.
The golden finish is shining and bright, and intact except for some scratches on the back.
And knowing Coro, there is a necklace and bracelet out there somewhere looking for their mates! This striking brooch offers a black vintage plastic cameo--the little German headband girl, in a striking mid-century sunburst setting.
The large, heavy, setting is done with individual "bursts"--beaded strips of raised polished goldtone knobs.
The gilded and antiqued cast metalwork is stunning.
During the height of the Great Depression, this company was so successful that they built a new manufacturing facility in Providence, RI, and almost all of the work was done "in-house".
While quality, complexity of design and calibre of components was reflected in the price point where it was marketed, I have not ever seen a piece that was poorly constructed.