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Jewelry design for Seaman Schepps of three leaves earring

Design for an earring of foliate form with three leaves half in gold and half set with green stones. Two pearl "berries" hang below and three white faceted stones highlight the top of the branch which is paved with small white stones. Corresponds to a design for a brooch (2009.4681). This...

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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 x 5.4 cm (3 1/8 x 2 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

2009.4682

Medium or Technique

Watercolor, gouache, and pencil on paper

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Drawings