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Street lamp brooch

American
1942–1947
Coro (American, 1901–1979)


Accession Number

2018.3907

Medium or Technique

Gold-plated sterling silver, glass

Not On View

Classifications

Brooches

This gold-plated sterling silver figural brooch features a street lamp accented with white and colored rhinestones. A marquise-cut, red rhinestone acts as a light for the lamp. A small sign which reads “Love Lane” with a heart for the “o” hangs from the post and is free to swivel back and forth.

Signed

Coro

Markings

STERLING

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