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This whimsical Bakelite brooch features a sailor with articulated arms and legs that move with the wearer. The sailor’s red Bakelite shirt is studded with three metal buttons and painted with yellow insignia. His facial expression and sailor cap are also painted on black Bakelite.
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