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Lovebirds Jelly Belly Duette

American
1945
Adolph Katz, For Coro (American, 1901–1979)


Accession Number

2018.3909

Medium or Technique

Gold-plated sterling silver, glass

Not On View

Classifications

Brooches

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.

Signed

Sterling Coro Craft [with a Pegasus inscribed in a rectangular plate on one clip]

Markings

STERLING / Coro Duette / PAT. No. 1798867 [on mechanism]
STERLING [on each 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