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Jewelry design for Seaman Schepps of brooch with feather-like protrusions

Design for a brooch with four gold feather-like protrusions filled with a smooth yellow substance( perhaps enamel) with gold open work in a zig zag design along the edges on the left and to the right seven square (princess cut?) purple stones set at the end of seven gold curls. This design...

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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: 8.5 x 8.5 cm (3 3/8 x 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

2009.4652

Medium or Technique

Watercolor and pencil on paper

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Drawings