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Philadelphia cuff bracelet

American
1935–1940


Accession Number

2018.4191

Medium or Technique

Plastic (phenolic resin)

Not On View

Classifications

Bracelets and armlets

This “Philadelphia style” cuff bracelet is composed of five colors of bakelite which have been laminated together to create a geometric, striped motif.

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