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Guitarist brooch

American
1940–1945


Accession Number

2018.4237

Medium or Technique

Plastic (methylacrylic), metal

Not On View

Classifications

Brooches

This Moonglow Lucite figural brooch features a guitarist with hand-painted features. He wears a yellow suit with black detailing and a tall pink hat. A yellow and pink guitar is strapped around the figure’s shoulders with yellow and black wire. The figure is articulated, meaning he moves as the wearer moves. A plastic pinback with a metal pin stem is glued to the back of the brooch.

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