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Jazz Age clarinetist brooch

French
1930–1939


Accession Number

2018.4129.3

Medium or Technique

Plastic (Galalith), chrome, brass

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Classifications

Brooches

Inspired by the jazz age, this chrome figural brooch features a musician playing a red Galalith clarinet with brass keys. The clarinetist has a black painted face and wears black striped pants.

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