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Yellow and Green Plastic Earring (two of a pair)

about 1965
Coppola e Toppo (Italian, 1940–1986), Possibly made for Ken Scott (American (worked in Italy), born in 1918)


Dimensions

Length x width: 8 × 4.4 cm (3 1/8 × 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2018.3852.3

Medium or Technique

Plastic, white metal, brass

Not On View

Classifications

Earrings, flares, plugs, studs

These clip-on earrings consist of an underlying rectangular weft of clear beads to which yellow, green, and clear faceted plastic beads of varying sizes are mounted. The weft is string-mounted to a circular metal disk. Attached to the disk is a brass clip with a cut-out star.

Signed

"MADE IN ITALY BY Coppola e Toppo" on clip

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