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Tennis brooch

American
about 1936


Accession Number

2018.4217

Medium or Technique

Plastic (phenolic resin), enamel, metal

Not On View

Classifications

Brooches

This brooch features an enameled female tennis player in mid-swing. The figure is mounted on a blue bakelite circle with metal rings resembling a life preserver.

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