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U.S. Navy figural brooch

American
1940–1949


Accession Number

2018.4019

Medium or Technique

Metal, enamel

Not On View

Classifications

Brooches

Gold-tone figural brooch of a sailor with blue enamel pants and a white enamel shirt and cap. With outstretched arms the sailor holds a white enamel life preserver which is inscribed “U.S. NAVY.”

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