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Design for scallop-shaped brooch with floral motif for Seaman Schepps

This is a drawing of an openwork brooch in a scallop shape with round white stones on the circumference as stylized stems with blue and red stones forming leaves and berries pointing inward. There is a matching design for an earring (2009.4641) This design was created by Jordine Turboff who...

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Provenance

1939-1945, designed by artist Jordine Turboff for Seaman Schepps in New York City; 1945, given by Schepps to Turboff on the occasion of her wedding; by descent to Turboff's son; September 15, 2009, sold by Skinner Auctioneers of Boston (lot 515) to the MFA (Accession date: October 21, 2009)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf

American, 1939–45

Object Place

New York City, United States

Dimensions

Height x width: 7 x 8.5 cm (2 3/4 x 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

2009.4640

Medium or Technique

Watercolor, gouache, and pencil on paper

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Drawings