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"Kissing Horses" scarf pin

Nat Levy & Co. (American, 1931 – 1949)

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Medium or Technique

Plastic (phenolic resin), metal

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This marbled green and yellow Catalin scarf pin features two carved horses facing each other nose to nose. Designed to hold a scarf in place, the horse heads are attached to a bar pin with hinges. They open to insert a scarf and close to hold it down.


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