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American Eagle brooch

American
1940
Alfred Philippe (French, 1900 – 1970), For Trifari, Krussman & Fishel (American, founded 1925)


Accession Number

2018.4042

Medium or Technique

Rhodium-plated metal, glass, enamel

Not On View

Classifications

Brooches

This rhodium-plated base metal brooch features the American Eagle with its wings outstretched. The body of the eagle consists of a large red glass stone and the wings are encrusted with rhinestones and blue and white baguettes. The eagle’s talons are painted with red enamel and its beak is painted with blue enamel. Its eye consists of a red glass cabochon.

Markings

"DES. PAT. N" "122220" "59"

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