Drawing of a diamond and faceted emerald stylized sprig and ribbon brooch and sketches of the two component parts (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

2009.4409

Medium or Technique

Gouache on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

Drawings

On this sheet there are three drawings: one is a finely finished rendering of a white and canary diamond brooch in the form of a stylized bow with sprigs featuring seven large faceted emeralds. There are two less finished drawings of the brooch broken into two components. On the front side of the sheet in addition to the embossed stamp which does not include “Mauboussin,” is the white cursive stamped logo stamp including “Mauboussin” identifying the firm and series. “Reflection” is written in script over the embossed stamp.
On the reverse is noted:

7 em 38 Canary dias LEYE -

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