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Jewelry design for Seaman Schepps of scrolling motifs earring

Design for an earring fashioned of twisted gold wires forming knots of celtic like design. The piece is symmetrical with one large pendant teardrop shaped white stone(probably a pearl ) in the center and two smaller white pearls set at the ends of the wires on each side. Matches a design for a...

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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 x 6.5 cm (3 15/16 x 2 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

2009.4676

Medium or Technique

Watercolor, gouache, and pencil on paper

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Drawings