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Jewelry design for Seaman Schepps of buddha brooch

Design for a brooch in the form of a green stone carved buddha or beauty figure bearing a lidded jug or censor; a gold halo surrounds the head of the figure and coral colored red and blue leaves emanate from the right side. There is a small white stone accenting the center of the chest of the...

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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


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Watercolor and pencil on paper


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Jewelry / Adornment, Drawings