Drawing of a brooch in the form of a two emerald sprigs tied with stylized diamond ribbons (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

2009.4425

Medium or Technique

Gouache on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

Drawings

This drawing consists of a bottom main page showing a brooch of emeralds and diamonds, set in white metal. There are two fold-over half pages which block out part of the brooch showing its component parts. Both the lefthand leaf and the main page are stamped with the embossed imprint identifying the firm and the Reflection series. The righthand leaf is marked: xx/p351. On the reverse side of the main sheet is noted:

Furnish: 25 cab. emeralds 16 cts
28 bag. dia. 3 1/4 cts
XSYE -
Customer’s: 115 rd. dia.

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