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Bugle bead flower clip

Frank Hess (American), For Miriam Haskell Company (American, founded in 1926)

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White metal, gilt metal, glass, plastic, silk

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Flower-shaped clip of gilt metal is covered with black glass bugle beads threaded on silk thread. In the center of each flower, white, green, blue and red pâte de verre beads are bezel-set in white metal. Four pressed glass leaves are set on the plastic circular base beneath the flowers.


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.

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Gift of Carole Tanenbaum