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Gryphon brooch

1941
Marcel Boucher (French, 1898–1965)


Accession Number

2018.3952

Medium or Technique

Rhinestone, rhodium-plated metal

Not On View

Classifications

Brooches

Rhodium-plated “Gryphon” brooch is encrusted with round and baguette rhinestone pavé. This bird of fantasy has the body of a lion and the head and wings of an eagle.

Signed

"MB" topped with a Phrygian cap

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