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Earring design for Seaman Schepps

This drawing illustrates an earring design featuring a table cut purple stone in the center, encircled by curved areas of gold alternating with round green stones set in the open space between them. The design matches a bracelet composed of similar repeating units(2009.4683). This design was...

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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

Length x width: 10.6 x 7 cm (4 3/16 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2009.4632

Medium or Technique

Watercolor, gouache, and pencil on paper

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Drawings