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Tie brooch

about 1940

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Medium or Technique

Plastic, metal

Not On View



This yellow plastic brooch features a carved and painted striped necktie which swings back and forth. The tie is adorned with two rows of white rhinestones.


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