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Flower brooch

American
1927–1945
Harry Iskin (American (born in England), 1886 – 1968)


Accession Number

2018.4131

Medium or Technique

Sterling silver, marcasite, plastic (phenolic resin), enamel

Not On View

Classifications

Brooches

This figural brooch features a carved, red bakelite flower on a sterling silver stem paved with marcasites and accented with two enamel leaves.

Signed

HI ["I" superimposed over "H"]

Markings

STERLING

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