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Love Birds necklace

American
1953–1954
Adolph Katz, For Coro (American, 1901–1979)


Accession Number

2018.3900

Medium or Technique

Gold-plated metal, glass

Not On View

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

This gold-plated necklace has a central pendant featuring two love birds with red glass cabochon bodies and rhinestone-studded wings. Behind the birds, gold-plated branches are adorned with white and red marquise-cut rhinestone flowers. The snake chain fastens around the neck with a hook and eye clasp, which is adorned with a prong-set, rhinestone teardrop.

Signed

Corocraft

Markings

PAT. PEND.

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