Drawing of a brooch with a spray of diamonds and sapphires

American
1930s–1950s


Object Place: New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

Height x width: 25.4 x 20.3 cm (10 x 8 in.)

Accession Number

2009.4435

Medium or Technique

Gouache on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

Drawings

This drawing has a split overleaf with a small portion of the illustrated piece showing. A #1 is written on the right overleaf. Inside is the illustration of a brooch consisting of a spray of diamonds and cabochon sapphires with a central large round diamond above which are diamonds in white metal loop and a gold loop in the form of stylized ribbons. On the lower left of the page is the embossed imprint identifying the firm and the Reflection series. #2 is written in the lower right corner.
On the reverse are the script notations:
cust. y. g. dia & sapp. clip

alter & remove 5 gold pieces

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