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Dolphin Duette

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

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Medium or Technique

Gold-plated sterling silver, glass, enamel

Not On View



This rose gold-plated sterling silver Duette, or double clip brooch, features two open-mouthed fish, each holding a large blue crystal in its mouth. The fish’s outstretched fins and tails are colored with blue, purple, green, and pink enamel, and accented with rhinestones. Each fish has two pink rhinestone eyes. Composed of two individual clips secured together with a metal fastener, this piece can be worn as a single brooch, or taken apart and worn as two separate dress clips.


Sterling Coro Craft [with a Pegasus inscribed in a rectangular plate on each clip]


STERLING [on each clip]

STERLING / Coro Duette / PAT. No. 1798867 [on mechanism]


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.

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Gift of Carole Tanenbaum