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Jewelry design for Seaman Schepps of four leaves brooch

Design for a brooch of foliate form with three leaves, half gold and the other half set with purple stones and two leaves all in gold. There are four pearl "berries" below the leaves. The design is painted on the mat ( non shiny )side of the mylar but is intended to be seen from the shiny...

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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: 10 x 7.8 cm (3 15/16 x 3 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Watercolor , gouache, and pencil on mylar


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Jewelry / Adornment, Drawings