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Plaque brooch

American
1930–1939


Accession Number

2018.4175

Medium or Technique

Plastic (phenolic resin), glass, metal

Not On View

Classifications

Brooches

This hexagonal plaque brooch of translucent red bakelite is carved both on the obverse and the reverse. At the center of the brooch, there are two rows of channel-set round rhinestones and a middle row of larger, square rhinestones.

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