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Sailor brooch

American
1939–1945


Accession Number

2018.4238

Medium or Technique

Plastic (methylacrylic), metal

Not On View

Classifications

Brooches

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.

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