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Turtle dress clip (two of a pair)

American
1935–1942


Accession Number

2018.4176.2

Medium or Technique

Wood, plastic (phenolic resin), brass

Not On View

Classifications

Brooches

This dress clip features a carved wood turtle with a rootbeer bakelite shell and brass eyes.

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