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Design for two brooches for Seaman Schepps

This drawing illustrates two brooches consisting of the same design; a round central cluster of stones from which radiate 18 rays of vertically set round white stones. Eighteen large cabochons are randomly placed outside the rays.The brooches are opposites in color. In one brooch, the small...

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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: 11.1 x 10.3 cm (4 3/8 x 4 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

2009.4634

Medium or Technique

Watercolor, gouache, and pencil on paper

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Drawings