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Bandora brooch

1940–1949
Hobé Cie Limited (American, founded in 1927)


Dimensions

Length: 9 cm (3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

2018.3914

Medium or Technique

Gold-plated sterling silver, glass, plastic

Not On View

Classifications

Brooches

Sterling silver brooch with gold plating and wax-colored plastic, depicting an oriental figure holding a bouquet of flowers. Multi-colored faceted glass stones are bezel-set above the figure amid scrolling silverwork.

Signed

Hobe

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