Drawing of a brooch? with colored stone and diamond flowers

American
1930s–1950s


Object Place: New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

Height x width: 7 3/8 x 5 3/8 in. (18.7 x 13.7 cm)

Accession Number

2009.4468

Medium or Technique

Gouache on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

Drawings

This drawing is on a transparent paper that is stabled to black cardboard. It illustrates a complex gold brooch with diamonds and multicolored faceted stones arranged as flowers terminating in a basketweave design. The embossed stamp of the firm as Trabert & Hoeffer Co. Inc. is on the lower left of the sheet. On the back of the black paper are the notations:
Mounting and Setting - KXU -
20 to 30 dias abt 1 1/4 ct LYE-
15 to 20 Semi Precious
stones VEX -
__________
+ 10%

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