Drawing an earring with radiating stones

American
1930s–1950s


Object Place: New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

Height x width: 20.3 x 12.5 cm (8 x 4 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

2009.4439

Medium or Technique

Gouache on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

Drawings

This drawing illustrates one earring of radiating stones: multicolored sapphires, small rubies, and small diamonds. The stones are set in white metal but the diamonds are set at the ends of eight gold strips. On the lower left of the page is the embossed stamp identifying the firm and Reflection series. On the reverse of the page are noted in script:
#7031
Mrs. H Carpenter

Furn. 22 multi. col. ceyl. sapp. 20 ct
16 rd. DIA .50
42 fac rubies 2.50
HOY
913509 -

Provenance

Before 2006, in collection of Alan Cutler, Miami Beach, FL; June 8, 2006, purchased at Christie's auction in New York City by Frederic A. Sharf, Chestnut Hill, MA; gift of Sharf and his wife Jean to the MFA (Accession date: September 16, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf