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Aurora Borealis brooch

American
1958
Hollycraft (American, 1938–1979)


Accession Number

2018.3902.2

Medium or Technique

Gold-plated metal, glass

Not On View

Classifications

Brooches

This ornate, gold-plated brooch in the shape of a buta is decorated with scrolling ribbons; iridescent aurora borealis crystals; and a large, central, prong-set, speckled, green glass cabochon.

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