Drawing of a brooch with gems in the form of stylized scrolls

American
1930s–1950s


Object Place: New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

Height x width: 7 x 4.6 cm (2 3/4 x 1 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

2009.4461

Medium or Technique

Gouache on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

Drawings

Probably a drawing of a brooch, colored gouache on cut-out black paper, it llustrates a stylized scroll divided at one end curving in two directions. It shows a white metal setting with the scroll parts consisting of round, baguette, and rectangular diamonds with three clusters of blue cabochons.

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