Drawing of a brooch in the form of a flower with a carved emerald (Reflection Series)


Object Place: New York, New York, United States


Height x width: 27.9 x 21.6 cm (11 x 8 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gouache on paper

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry



This drawing of a flower brooch is dominated by a large carved emerald with ruby stamen. The large faceted and small diamonds which are under the emerald are set in white metal, while the leaf and stems are of gold. There are no marks identifying the firm or series. On the lower right corner of the page is marked by XX/p/212.
On the back of the page are the following notations:

1 Carved Em 181. ct
9 Cab Rubies
28 Rd Dia.
13 Fac Blue Ceylons


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