Race horses Duette
Coro (American, 1901–1979)
Medium or Technique
Gold-plated base metal, glass
Not On View
This gold-plated metal Duette features two race horses with baguette-encrusted harnesses. The horses have blue, marquise-cut rhinestone eyes and red, marquise-cut ears. Composed of two individual clips secured together with a metal fastener, this piece can be worn as a single brooch, or taken apart and worn as two separate dress clips.
Coro Craft [inscribed in a square on one clip]
Coro Duette / PAT. No. 1798867[on mechanism]
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.
Gift of Carole Tanenbaum