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Cow: DUETTES,CLIPMATES & MORE
DUETTES CLIPMATES AND MORE

Pieces that have two dress or fur clips mounted together in a removable fashion on a brooch or frame are commonly known as duettes or clip mates. The term "Duette" should only be used for the Coro pieces that are on a frame stamped "Coro Duette". "Duette" is a Coro trademark.

"Clip Mate", or "Clip-Mate", should only be used for Trifari pieces that use the mechanism patented by Trifari in 1936. "Clip-Mate" is a Trifari trademark.

Courtesy of Mary Walden-Till

For a more extensive discussion of Duettes,ClipMates and other type clips please visit Dotty Stringfield's Illusion Jewels at this link: Clip-mates, Duettes, Dress Clips, and Double-prong Clips

Date(s): January 29, 2007. Album by Jewelry Ring. 1 - 57 of 57 Total. 4193 Visits.
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HELLO...COME AND SEE ALL THE PRETTY DUETTES and MORE FROM THE JEWELRY RING MEMBERS...

             Signed, Kitty


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Coro Duette Ad

Compliments of Rene Colon


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Wording from vintage Coro Ad

Courtesy of Rene Colon


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This is an asymmetrical 'duette' unsigned, marked CP.

Compliments of the Mary Walden-Till Collection


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Picture of the mechanism

Courtesy of Mary Walden-Till


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1/2 of a Coro Duette

Compliments of Judi Bollan

Remnants From the Past


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Coro Love Bird 1/2 Duette Fur/Pin Clip

Compliments of Linda Lange

Loves-Jewels


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Possible Coro Duette Dress Clips

Courtesy of Linda Lange


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Coro Duette Fur/Pin Clips

Compliments of Linda Lange


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Picture of the mechanism

Courtesy of Linda Lange


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Art Deco Rhinestone Duette Brooch/Clips

Compliments of Lilly Vittetow

Lilly's Vintage Jewelry


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Coro duette clip designed by Gene Verecchio.Patent #1798867, dated April 18, 1941. Featured in Brunialti's "American Costume Jewelry", pgs. 57-58.


Compliments of Jan Gaughan

Eclectic Vintage


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View of mechanism

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1938 Coro Gene Verecchio Duette Bangle Bracelet

Compliments of the Cathy Gordon Collection


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View of clips.

Compliments of the Cathy Gordon Collection


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Monkey Duette and Coro Bird Duette

Compliments of the Bonny Yankauer Collection


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Fruit Salad Duettes

Compliments of the Bonny Yankauer Collection


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Back view

Courtesy of the Bonny Yankauer Collection


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Coro Sterling Frog Duette Clips & Brooch.The design patent for this piece is D138,958. This patent was granted to Adolph Katz in 1944. These charming frogs can be seen in "American Costume Jewelry" by Carla and Roberto Brunialti on pages 77 and 79.

Compliments of Cheri Van Hoover

Milky Way Jewels


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Coro Duette Thistle Pin and Clips.The frame which converts the clips into a brooch is marked Coro Duette in script and PAT. NO. 1798867. This patent, which dates to 1931, is for the frame

Compliments of Cheri Van Hoover


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Mazer/Boucher Art Deco Style Duette
The 1936 patent for the clip mechanism was granted to Marcel Boucher (while he was employed by Mazer).  He may or may not have designed the fronts of the pave clips.

Compliments of Cheri Van Hoover


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View of the mechanism.

Compliments of Cheri Van Hoover


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Coro Bees Duette
Signed "Coro Sterling Duette" and "Pat No 1798867" (1942)on the duette frame and "Sterling" on each fur clip.

Courtesy of Adrienne Shivers
Garden Party Collection


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Back view of mechanism.

Courtesy of Adrienne Shivers


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Tangerine Bakelite Duette

Compliments of Barbara Diddle
Vintage Jewelry Plus


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View of pin and dress clips mechanism.

Compliments of Barbara Diddle


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Coro Quivering Camellias Duettes

Courtesy of Bobye Syverson
The Enchanted Castle


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Variety of Coro Flower Duettes

Courtesy of Bobye Syverson


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Back view of Coro Duette mechanism.

Courtesy of Bobye Syverson


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Coro Duette with blue glass flowers and champlevé enamel

Courtesy of Rene Colon


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Closer view of the Dress clips

Compliments of Rene Colon


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Picture of the mechanism

Courtesy of Rene Colon


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Coro Lotus Duette Without Frame

Compliments of Rene Colon


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This duette is unmarked, but is an exact match for the 1940s single brooch patented by Adolf Katz in 1949 for Coro (see photo) under the patent number 154396.

Compliments of Linda Heberling

Yesterday's Jewels


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Beautiful gold toned and rhinestone bow. In near mint condition. Signed Coro on each clip and Coro Duette (very faint) on the pin mechanism. Each clip is 1” by 1 ½”, together 2 ½”.

Compliments of Lee Caplan

Faux Jewels


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Signed Mazer double clip

Compliments of Lee Caplan


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Mazer Double Clip

Courtesy of Lee Caplan


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Coro Bird Duette w/ Rhinestones-Sterling

Compliments of Sheri Weiss

Boo Bears Baubles


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Back view of the fur/pin clips

Courtesy of Sheri Weiss


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Jelly Belly Fish Duette w/ Rhinestones in their belly

Compliments of Sheri Weiss


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Back view of the fur/pin clips

Compliments of Sheri Weiss


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Pink Coro Birds Duette without the frame

Compliments of Sheri Weiss


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Back view

Courtesy of Sheri Weiss


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Coro Duette

Compliments of Geri Ramsier

Vintage Jewelry Treasures


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View of mechanism

Courtesy of Geri Ramsier


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Coro Duette

Compliments of Geri Ramsier


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Back view of fur/pin clips

Courtesy of Geri Ramsier


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Patent for clip mechanism issued to Marcel Boucher, March 17, 1936. The clip was probably made for Mazer.

Compliments of the Kathie Davis Collection


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View of mechanism

Courtesy of Kathie Davis


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Turtle Duette

Compliments of Kathie Davis


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Back view of the fur/pin clips

Courtesy of Kathie Davis


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Trifari Clipmate

Compliments of Terri Carl

JOOLZ.CHOCCAT.COM


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Back view of Clipmate mechanism

Courtesy of Terri Carl


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Harry Iskin tri-ette - pair of earrings + pin

Compliments of Terri Carl


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This is the back of the tri-ette pieces, with the pronged piece that holds them together.

Courtesy of Terri Carl


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This is the tri-ette assembled -- the chain that comes with it runs under the earring clips.  (Notice that the clips are the design patented in 1937 that were used by a number of makers in the late '30s/40s.)

Courtesy of Terri Carl


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Here is the tri-ette on its original card.

Compliments of Terri Carl