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Bakelite watch brooch

Swiss
about 1935


Accession Number

2018.4225

Medium or Technique

Plastic (phenolic resin), chrome, glass

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Classifications

Brooches

This Milos lapel watch with a chrome bezel and a Swiss manual wind movement is suspended from a carved black bakelite pinback. The dial is upside-down so the wearer so easily read the time.

Signed

SAVOY WATCH CO [on movement]

Markings

UNADJUSTED / SEVEN 7 JEWELS / AF / RS / SWISS [on movement]

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