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Bambi brooch

about 1942
Martha Sleeper (American, 1910–1983)

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Medium or Technique

Plastic (phenolic resin), metal

Not On View



This figural brooch of resin washed butterscotch bakelite depicts the Disney character Bambi. The deer’s white spots and large brown eye are painted on the bakelite.


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