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Flower cart brooch

American
1940–1942
Coro (American, 1901–1979)


Accession Number

2018.4098

Medium or Technique

Rhodium-plated metal, enamel, glass

Not On View

Classifications

Brooches

This rhodium-plated base metal figural brooch features a donkey pulling a wagon filled with colorful enamel flowers. A man wearing a black enamel cowboy hat sits on the wagon, steering the donkey. The brooch is embellished with yellow, red, blue, and white rhinestones and the rhinestone-encrusted wheels of the cart spin freely.

Signed

Coro

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