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Jewelry design for Seaman Schepps of abstract brooch

Design for a gold brooch of flower shaped forms; three square cut purple stones ascend from a central bud-shaped element paved with white stones, with gold spokes in the shape of a fan set with larger round white stones forming the bottom half of brooch. This design was created by Jordine...

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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 occassion 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: 8 x 7.9 cm (3 1/8 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

2009.4655

Medium or Technique

Watercolor and pencil on paper

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Drawings