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Eagle brooch

American
1939–1945
Trifari, Krussman & Fishel (American, founded 1925)


Accession Number

2018.4040

Medium or Technique

Metal, enamel, glass

Not On View

Classifications

Brooches

This white metal figural brooch depicts a rhinestone-encrusted eagle with its wings outstretched. The eagle’s body and talons are painted blue and its feathers are alternately painted red and white.

Signed

"TRIFARI" with a crown surmounted on the "T"

Markings

"434 34"

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