Sardine Tin Can Brooch
Robert W. Ebendorf (American, born in 1938)
Object Place: Greenville, North Carolina
Overall: 12.7 x 10.5 x 2.9 cm, 44.4 gm (5 x 4 1/8 x 1 1/8 in., 0.1 lb.)
Medium or Technique
Paper, postage stamps, tin, and other mixed media
Not On View
A sardine tin can with the top rolled back revealing an interior lined with paper bearing ink handwriting, a pair of 2 cent red postage stamps each with a bust of George Washington, an image of George Washington framed in a lancet-shaped metal frame, and an image of red and white stripes from the American flag mounted on metal and other supporting materials in the lower P.L. corner.
"R EBENDORF",one signature is incised, the other is in ink, both on rear of brooch
Robert Ebendorf; Daphne Farago, March 11, 2001 Daphne Farago; to MFA, 2006, gift of Daphne Farago.
The Daphne Farago Collection
Reproduced with permission.