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Flower cart brooch

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


Accession Number

2018.4100

Medium or Technique

Rhodium-plated metal, enamel, glass

Not On View

Classifications

Brooches

This rhodium-plated figural brooch features a Dutch woman pushing a yellow and blue enamel wheelbarrow filled with pink, purple, and yellow flowers. The woman wears a yellow striped apron over her purple and blue dress with rhinestone trim. The wheel of the cart is paved with rhinestones and it rotates freely.

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