Medium or Technique
Plastic (methylacrylic), metal
Not On View
This Moonglow Lucite figural brooch features a sailor with a hand-painted face. He wears wide, white pants; a blue shirt with yellow sleeves and a red sailor collar; and a white cap with “USN” painted on the front. The figure is articulated, meaning he moves as the wearer moves.
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