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Bakelite and leather dress clip (two of two)

American
1930–1945


Accession Number

2018.4232.2

Medium or Technique

Plastic (phenolic resin), leather, metal

Not On View

Classifications

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.

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