Drawing of a brooch? of bound curved elements

American
1930s–1950s


Object Place: New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

Height x width: 8.5 x 3.5 cm (3 3/8 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

2009.4459

Medium or Technique

Gouache on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

Drawings

This is a cut-out colored gouche drawing on black paper probably depicting a brooch, or perhaps a component of a piece. It illustrates a stylized group of curved elements held together by a ribbon of diamonds. Blue (sapphire?) faceted and cabochon stones, round and baguette diamonds, and green table cut stones are used in the curved elements.

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