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Design for three ballerina brooches for Seaman Schepps

This drawing illustrates three platinum brooches, each of ballerinas with skirts, shoes, and jewelry set with white stones. Each is in a different pose. One is decorated with red stones, another with green stones, and the third seems only to contain white stones. This design was created by...

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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: 15.8 x 13 cm (6 1/4 x 5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

2009.4636

Medium or Technique

Watercolor, gouache, and pencil on paper

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Drawings