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Multicolor brooch

1950–1959
Miriam Haskell Company (American, founded in 1926)


Accession Number

2018.4144.1

Medium or Technique

Glass, gilt metal

Not On View

Classifications

Brooches

This brooch consists of a large purple, yellow, olive, and turquoise glass bead set against a gilded filigree base with gilt leaves acting as prongs. Flanking the central bead on either side are clusters of small purple and larger turquoise and green glass beads set among sprawling gilded foliage, including leaves, vines and strawberries.

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