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Jewelry design for Seaman Schepps of gold beauty brooch

Design for a brooch in the form of a gold beauty standing on a large cabochon green stone . She holds a large pear-shaped marquise cut purple stone in her right hand, and an "umbrella" shaped with a white stone paved rim and two purple and one green stone in her left hand. This design was...

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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: 8.7 x 7 cm (3 7/16 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Watercolor, gouache, and pencil on mylar


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Jewelry / Adornment, Drawings