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Wings of Victory brooch

American
1942–1945


Accession Number

2018.4043

Medium or Technique

Gold-plated sterling silver, glass

Not On View

Classifications

Brooches

This winged “V” for Victory brooch consists of a rhinestone-encrusted “V” from which gold-plated sterling silver wings fan out. Below the “V” seven rhinestones form a semi-circle.

Markings

"STERLING"

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