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'V for Victory' hinge bracelet

1942–1945


Accession Number

2018.4017

Medium or Technique

Bakelite, metal

Not On View

Classifications

Bracelets and armlets

Red Bakelite hinge bracelet is oval in shape with a tapered back piece. Two pieces of flat silver- and gold-tone metal wire are threaded through the Bakelite in front forming the letter “V.”

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