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Jewel tone earring (two of a pair)

American
about 1957
Hattie Carnegie (American (born in Austria), 1889–1956)


Accession Number

2018.3946.3

Medium or Technique

Metal, glass

Not On View

Classifications

Earrings, flares, plugs, studs

This clip-on earring consists of a large green glass cabochon surrounded by a halo of diamante and red glass cabochons. The gold finish is wearing, exposing the white metal underneath.

Signed

"Carnegie" on back of ear clip

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