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Jewelry design for Seaman Schepps for two stylized foliate brooches

Design for two brooches of identical design with an upper stylized open work foliate motif, the perimeter paved with small white stones and center set with larger round white stones. Below is a cluster of red stones (drawing at left ) and blue stones (drawing at right). Matches a design for an...

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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 11.6 cm (3 15/16 x 4 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

2009.4658

Medium or Technique

Watercolor,gouache, and pencil on paper

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Drawings