User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Earring design for Seaman Schepps

This is a drawing for an earring which is related to the brooches illustrated in 2009.4634. The earring is shaped into a spiral cluster of purple cabochons shaped into an oval form. From about two-thirds of the oval radiate 15 rays of vertically set round white stones around which are a row of...

Show Full Description

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: 6.2 x 6.2 cm (2 7/16 x 2 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

2009.4635

Medium or Technique

Watercolor,gouache, and pencil on paper

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Drawings