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Jewelry design for Seaman Schepps of flower basket brooch

Design for a gold brooch in the form of a flower basket (giardinetto) with a variety of red, white, blue and green stones forming the flowers. The blue and green stones are marquis and table cut. The red stones appear to be cabochon and small faceted white stones outline some design elements....

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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: 10.5 x 8 cm (4 1/8 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

2009.4656

Medium or Technique

Watercolor, gouache, and pencil on paper

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Drawings