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Dancer brooch

1946
Marcel Boucher (French, 1898–1965)


Accession Number

2018.4120

Medium or Technique

Gold-plated sterling silver, glass

Not On View

Classifications

Brooches

Gold-plated sterling brooch of a Cubist style ballerina wearing a rhinestone bodice and a tutu made of red, blue, and green glass cabochons. Her cap is also studded with red and green glass cabochons.

Signed

"MB" topped with a Phrygian cap

Markings

"STERLING" "PAT. PEND" "2370"

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