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Jazz Age drummer brooch


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Medium or Technique

Plastic (Galalith), chrome, brass

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Inspired by the jazz age, this figural brooch features a drummer made of chrome sheeting with a painted black face, a red bowtie, and black striped pants. Sitting in front of a drum set made of red Galalith and brass, the drummer gripes two brass drumsticks in his chrome hands.


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