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Bakelite and leather dress clip (one of a pair)


Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Plastic (phenolic resin), leather, metal

Not On View


Jewelry / Adornment

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


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