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White Duette brooch

1955–1965
Hattie Carnegie (American (born in Austria), 1889–1956)


Accession Number

2018.3954

Medium or Technique

Glass, metal

Not On View

Classifications

Brooches

This Duette brooch (or double-clip brooch) consists of two gold tone dress clips secured together with a metal fastener. The dress clips slide into the mount to form a pin. The clips are triangular in shape and set with round, oval, and pear-shaped white beads and diamante. The metal fastener is set with four white marquise beads and two pear-shaped rhinestones.

Signed

"Hattie Carnegie ©"

Markings

"PAT. PEND." on back of pin mount

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