Silk flower brooch
Hattie Carnegie (American (born in Austria), 1889–1956)
Medium or Technique
Gilt metal, enamel, glass, silk
Not On View
This large flower brooch consists of a gilded metal stem with green enameled leaves. Bright yellow silk fibers extend from the metal base in front of which large aurora borealis rhinestones and green rhinestones are mounted.
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