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Owl dress clip

American
1931–1939


Accession Number

2018.4133

Medium or Technique

Plastic (phenolic resin), brass, glass

Not On View

Classifications

Brooches

This brass dress clip features an angular owl’s head with prong-set, red rhinestone eyes. Extending below the owl’s head is a smooth curve of red bakelite.

Markings

PAT 1801128 [on clip mechanism]

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