Drawing of a diamond, ruby, and pearl ring

American
1930s–1950s


Object Place: New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

Height x width: 6 3/8 x 4 3/4 in. (16.2 x 12.1 cm)

Accession Number

2009.4474

Medium or Technique

Gouache on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

Drawings

This colored drawing on transparent paper stapled to a heavy paper background depicts a ring composed of one round faceted ruby set diagonally across from a round diamond of the same size. The other two corners of the square shape consist of the large square emerald-cut diamond and a pearl. Flanking this unit on the ring shank are a row of two small rubies, and another row of three round diamonds on one side and two rows of diamonds on the other side. The ring is shown set in white metal. Underneath the ring is written - C - (?)
On the reverse written in pencil:
9465C
1 PEARL
CUST, 1 EM. DIA. UXY -
” 11 DIAS.
” 3 RUBIES. $375

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