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Sardine Tin Can Brooch

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A sardine tin can with the top rolled back revealing an interior lined with paper bearing ink handwriting, a pair of 2 cent red postage stamps each with a bust of George Washington, an image of George Washington framed in a lancet-shaped metal frame, and an image of red and white stripes from...

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Signed

"R EBENDORF",one signature is incised, the other is in ink, both on rear of brooch

Provenance

Robert Ebendorf; Daphne Farago, March 11, 2001 Daphne Farago; to MFA, 2006, gift of Daphne Farago.

Credit Line

The Daphne Farago Collection

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.

2001

Object Place

Greenville, North Carolina

Dimensions

Overall: 12.7 x 10.5 x 2.9 cm, 44.4 gm (5 x 4 1/8 x 1 1/8 in., 0.1 lb.)

Accession Number

2006.142

Medium or Technique

Paper, postage stamps, tin, and other mixed media

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Brooches