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Silk flower brooch

American
1960–1969
Hattie Carnegie (American (born in Austria), 1889–1956)


Accession Number

2018.3950

Medium or Technique

Gilt metal, enamel, glass, silk

Not On View

Classifications

Brooches

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.

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