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Bakelite and leather bar brooch

American
1930–1945


Accession Number

2018.4232.3

Medium or Technique

Plastic (phenolic resin), leather, metal

Not On View

Classifications

Brooches

This narrow, carved, yellow bakelite bar brooch has a strip of purple leather glued to its surface. The brooch is accented with gold-tone wire.

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