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Dolphin Duette

American
1944
Adolph Katz, For Coro (American, 1901–1979)


Accession Number

2018.3911

Medium or Technique

Gold-plated sterling silver, glass, enamel

Not On View

Classifications

Brooches

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.

Signed

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

Markings

STERLING [on each clip]

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

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