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Portrait brooch

Hobé Cie Limited (American, founded in 1927)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold-plated silver, glass, porcelain

Not On View



Gold-plated silver bow brooch studded with bezel-set green, white, and pink faceted glass stones. In the center of the bow is a small portrait of a woman. Suspended from the bow, a larger portrait of a 17th century woman is bezel-set among pink, green, and white faceted glass stones. Pink, green and white drops hang from the central pendant, creating movement. The pendant can be removed from the bow brooch and worn separately as a brooch.




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