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Cuckoo clock brooch

American
1948
Coro (American, 1901–1979)


Accession Number

2018.3901

Medium or Technique

Gilt metal, glass

Not On View

Classifications

Brooches

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.

Signed

Coro [inscribed in a plate held by a pegasus]

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