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Saxophone brooch

American
1939–1945


Accession Number

2018.4041

Medium or Technique

Gold-plated metal, glass, enamel

Not On View

Classifications

Brooches

This gold-plated figural brooch features a bald eagle with red, white, and blue feathers playing a saxophone. A stream of musical notes, enameled in red, white and blue and accented with brightly-colored rhinestones flow out of the bell. A banner on which the bird is perched, is enameled with the words “God Bless America.”

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