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Jewelry design for Seaman Schepps of scrolling motif necklace

Design for a necklace of symmetrical design formed of gold wires with a central looped pattern strung with pearls of varying sizes and hung with a pendant teardrop shaped large pearl. On each side are more pearls and open wire loops. The ornament attaches to a thin linked chain which hangs...

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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: 13.2 x 7.9 cm (5 3/16 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

2009.4675

Medium or Technique

Watercolor, gouache, and pencil on paper

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Drawings