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Santa Claus brooch

This brooch takes the form of a Santa Claus, standing, carrying two Christmas stockings and a candle. Cast in dark gray metal, the front surface is studded with prong held rhinestones which on one arm, the beard, and both legs are individually held in rows to be flexible. Santa's clothing is...

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A small circular tab adhered to the reverse of Santa's arm is marked "Butler & Wilson".


By 2008, purchased on E-bay and GoAntiques by Amy Hanan; 2011, gift of Hanan to the MFA. (Accession date: February 23, 2011)

Credit Line

Gift of Amy Hanan

English, about 1985


Height x width x depth: 12.5 x 7.2 x 1.3 cm (4 15/16 x 2 13/16 x 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Grey-tone metal and glass


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Jewelry / Adornment, Brooches