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Fish tank brooch

American
1939–1940
Sandor (American, 1938 – 1972)


Accession Number

2018.4171

Medium or Technique

Plastic (phenolic resin), enamel, gold-plated metal

Not On View

Classifications

Brooches

This gold-plated metal brooch features a reverse carved apple juice bakelite fish bowl that is painted to depict two gold fish swimming among algae. The fish bowl rests on a gold-plated stand with red enamel accents. A double pinstem finding secures the brooch to the wearer.

Signed

"Sandor Goldberger"

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