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Shell brooch

1950–1959
Hattie Carnegie (American (born in Austria), 1889–1956)


Accession Number

2018.3955

Medium or Technique

Shell, gold tone metal, imitation pearl

Not On View

Classifications

Brooches

A pink shell is adorned with a cluster of imitation pearls and gold tone metal resembling the look and texture of coral.

Signed

"Hattie Carnegie"

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