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Cadoro | Large Egret Pendant
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Not for the faint of heart. A bold piece, indicative of Cadoro designs. I find little reference of Cadoro designs compared to so many others. With a little guesswork I feel that this piece may very well be replicating the Snowy Egret. After seeing a few Cadoro pieces in person I now see why they are sometimes mistaken for Kenneth J Lane's designs work or a particular occasion this stylish brooch lends refinement to your ensemble. ID-286

The metal of this piece is a gold and silver tone. The lower feathers of the wings are separate pieces connected by jump rings—giving the wings movement. The gold metal does have a small bit of wear on the feet. There is a chain connected but I think it would look better with a different type of chain, possibly even a different type of material. The pendant bears the designers signature which includes the copyright symbol, indicating that it was produced after 1955 when they added the copyright symbol. ID-723

The pendant measures approximately 5 inches tip to tip across its wings.

Cadoro Jewelry History —

Cadoro, or Cadoro Jewels Corporation, was a Manhattan-based jewelry company founded in 1954 by Steven Brody and Daniel Stoenescu (aka Staneskieu), specializing in fashionable costume jewelry sold via department stores such as Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. The company closed in 1987 following Brody's retirement as president.

Company history — Steven Stuart Brody (1919 or 1926, Philadelphia — 23 December 1994) initially studied business administration at Wharton School, Pennsylvania, then attended the Curtis Institute of Music. After a stint as an actor in radio soap operas, he went to Paris, where he met Daniel Stoenescu (1921-after 1970), son of the Romanian artist Eustațiu Stoenescu, and nephew of Princess Ghika, who proposed they go into jewelry design together.

Cadoro, which was launched on Fifth Avenue, became known for inventive jewelry which used chenille and plastics alongside more traditional crystals, brushed gold, and enamel for designs which were bought by the likes of the Duchess of Windsor and Barbra Streisand. In 1969, Cadoro also designed body jewelry in the form of filigree bras and breastplates for wearing with trendy see-through clothing to enable followers of fashion to preserve their modesty. Cadoro's metal "breastplates" were inspired by a statue of Venus found at Pompeii. The following year in 1970 Brody and Stoenescu were two of a group of costume jewelry designers awarded special Coty Awards, alongside Alexis Kirk, Marty Ruza, Cliff Nicholson and the first black recipient of a Coty, Bill Smith. Cadoro designs for that year were Indian-themed, following on from an African and Pre-Columbian art-inspired collection in polished wood and carved gold and silver.

Examples of Cadoro jewelry are held by the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art.

Brody became president of the company in 1960, and when he retired in 1987, the company also closed down. He died at the Beth Israel Medical Center on December 23, 1994, of pneumonia following a long illness.

Wikipedia: Cadoro: []: [Sept 7, 2016]

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