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Race horses Duette

American
1948–1952
Coro (American, 1901–1979)


Accession Number

2018.3910.1

Medium or Technique

Gold-plated base metal, glass

Not On View

Classifications

Brooches

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.

Signed

Coro Craft [inscribed in a square on one clip]

Markings

Coro Duette / PAT. No. 1798867[on 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