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Machine age bakelite necklace

German
1930–1939


Accession Number

2018.4180

Medium or Technique

Plastic (phenolic resin), chrome, metal

Not On View

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

Machine age necklace with tubular butterscotch bakelite links and a central green bakelite sphere accented with white metal inlay. The chain consists of chrome and bakelite beads.

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