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Guitar brooch

American
1935–1940


Accession Number

2018.4177

Medium or Technique

Wood, plastic (phenolic resin), metal

Not On View

Classifications

Brooches

This Mexican-inspired brooch features a green bakelite guitar which leans against a carved wooden jug. The strings of the guitar are carved into the bakelite and the jug is accented with red, yellow, and green paint.

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