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Deer brooch

American
about 1942
Martha Sleeper (American, 1910–1983)


Accession Number

2018.4126

Medium or Technique

Plastic (phenolic resin), metal

Not On View

Classifications

Brooches

This carved figural brooch of butterscotch bakelite depicts a young deer with white spots and large blue eye.

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