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Tennis brooch

about 1936

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Medium or Technique

Plastic (phenolic resin), enamel, metal

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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.


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