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Jewelry design for Seaman Schepps of two bird brooch

Design for a brooch in the form of a branch with two birds alighted on it. The gold branch has several sprigs of slender leaves paved with white stones, and set with large green cabochon stones resembling berries. The larger bird at the top has long gold tail feathers and is paved with small...

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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: 10.1 x 9.1 cm (4 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

2009.4669

Medium or Technique

Watercolor, gouache, and pencil on paper

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Drawings