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Jewelry design for Seaman Schepps of scrolling arabesque brooch

Design for a brooch in scrolling arabesque of a tulip flower shape. Broad gold curves are embellished with open work gold lattice set with tiny green stones. The upper curves are set with purple stones and the center is hung with three pendant teardrop shaped purple stones, with the largest in...

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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: 8.8 x 7.5 cm (3 7/16 x 2 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

2009.4672

Medium or Technique

Watercolor, gouache, and pencil on paper

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Drawings