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Cat Jelly Belly brooch

American
1949–1950
Adolph Katz, For Coro (American, 1901–1979)


Accession Number

2018.4095

Medium or Technique

Gold-plated metal, plastic (acrylic), glass

Not On View

Classifications

Brooches

This gold-plated metal “Jelly Belly” brooch depicts a cat with its back arched. The cat’s body is made of translucent Lucite and its tail and legs are paved with rhinestones. The cat has two green glass cabochon eyes.

Signed

Coro

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