Bakelite watch brooch
Medium or Technique
Plastic (phenolic resin), chrome, glass
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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.
SAVOY WATCH CO [on movement]
UNADJUSTED / SEVEN 7 JEWELS / AF / RS / SWISS [on movement]
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.
Gift of Carole Tanenbaum