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

American
1930s–1950s


Object Place: New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

2009.4413

Medium or Technique

Gouache on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

Drawings

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

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