Medium or Technique
Plastic (phenolic resin), brass
Not On View
This carved butterscotch bakelite brooch features a Bishop in relief wearing a brass chain necklace and a black bakelite crown with brass detail. This brooch was part of a series of bakelite Chessmen.
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