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"Kissing Horses" scarf pin

American
1936–1937
Nat Levy & Co. (American, 1931 – 1949)


Accession Number

2018.4134

Medium or Technique

Plastic (phenolic resin), metal

Not On View

Classifications

Brooches

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.

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