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Officer's cap and glove brooch

American
1939–1945
Brier Manufacturing Co. (American, 1913 – 1978)


Accession Number

2018.4045

Medium or Technique

Gilt metal, enamel

Not On View

Classifications

Brooches

This gilt metal brooch features white enamel gloves and a United States army officer’s cap surmounted on a blue enamel sword. The red enamel cap is adorned with the Great Seal of the United States. A metal tassel is suspended from the tip of the sword.

Signed

"LN/25"

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