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Airplane and parachute brooch

1940
Marion Weeber (American, 1905 – 2000), For Coro (American, 1901–1979)


Accession Number

2018.4029

Medium or Technique

Metal, enamel, glass

Not On View

Classifications

Brooches

This chatelaine brooch features a paratrooper with a red, white and blue enamel parachute suspended from a rhinestone-encrusted biplane with rotating propellers. The biplane and paratrooper consist of two separate brooches connected by a silver cable chain.

Signed

"Coro"

Provenance

Between about 1970s and 2018, acquired by Carole Tanenbaum, Toronto, Ontario [see note]; 2018, gift of Carole Tanenbaum to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 12, 2018)

NOTE: This is part of a large collection of costume jewelry given to the MFA in 2018, which had been built over about 40 years.

Credit Line

Gift of Carole Tanenbaum