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Cuckoo clock brooch

Coro (American, 1901–1979)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gilt metal, glass

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This gilt metal fur clip is in the shape of a cuckoo clock. Flowers set with imitation pearls and red, yellow, and blue marquise-cut rhinestones, surround the clock and a cuckoo bird emerges from its hiding as the hour strikes nine o’clock. The pendulum moves back and forth as the winding chains, adorned with imitation pearls, are pulled.


Coro [inscribed in a plate held by a pegasus]


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