Vintage Coro A Katz Mechanical Forecaster Weather Figural Brooch Pin
Vintage Coro A Katz Mechanical Forecaster Weather Figural Brooch Pin is a rare and collectible “Forecast” figural weather house brooch designed by Adolph Katz in the mid-1940’s. The house has details of a thermometer, brick chimney, shingles, and a picket fence. The man and woman move back and forth. The man wears a top hat and holds an umbrella in his hand to forecast rainy weather. The lady comes out to forecast sunny skies. The piece is set with fire polished oval rhinestones for their bodies and chatons for their eyes. The advertisement for this piece states, “You’ll be showered with compliments when you wear this fair and sunny show of bejeweled glamour.” Design Patent 147,047 was issued on July 8, 1947, to Adolph Katz, Coro, Inc., New York, NY. This piece is featured as a book piece in several books. A version of this brooch can be seen on page 177 of "Warman's Costume Jewelry Figurals." To more closely inspect photos, simply click on the binocular icon on the top right corner of any photo.
Very good condition, the piece measures 1 3/4" tall, 1 1/2” wide, and 1/2” deep. In what I believe to be original condition, the piece has been cleaned and the stones have been reset so that this piece is ready for another 70 years. The piece is signed with a Coro script and Pegasus mark on the reverse. (Inventory Reference V-032820-#1)
I have acquired various collections which have included some of the most desirable designers; Boucher, Carnegie, Ciner, DeLizza and Elster (aka Juliana), Eisenberg, Haskell, Hobe, Lane, Philippe for Trifari, Schreiner, Schiaparelli, Vendome, and Weiss as well as Coro, Coventry, Kramer, Krementz, Lisner, and Trifari.
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Rhodium Plated Metal, Swarovski Rhinestones, Molded Plastic