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Jewelry design for Seaman Schepps of stylized floral earring

Design for a gold earring of stylized floral form (similar to dogwood) consisting of three openwork petals of a flower with the outermost gold rims set with white faceted stones. Gold wires radiate from the center which is set with small faceted pink, blue, and white stones. Corresponds to 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: 7.2 x 7.3 cm (2 13/16 x 2 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

2009.4666

Medium or Technique

Watercolor, gouache, and pencil on paper.

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Drawings