Lovebirds Jelly Belly Duette
Medium or Technique
Gold-plated sterling silver, glass
Not On View
This gold-plated sterling silver Duette features two Pileated Woodpeckers with Lucite cabochon bodies and green rhinestone eyes. The birds’ necks and tails are accented with rhinestones and their crests consist of three baguettes. Composed of two individual clips secured together with a metal fastener, this piece can be worn as a single brooch, or taken apart and worn as two separate dress clips.
Sterling Coro Craft [with a Pegasus inscribed in a rectangular plate on one clip]
STERLING / Coro Duette / PAT. No. 1798867 [on mechanism]
STERLING [on each clip]
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.
Gift of Carole Tanenbaum