Drawing of a gold and gem brooch and bracelet

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

2009.4434

Medium or Technique

Gouache on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

Drawings

On this page are two illustrations, possibly a brooch component (#1) that could be incorporated into a bracelet (#2). The component is composed of two bundles of bent sticks of baguette diamonds terminating in cabochon rubies and “tied” in the center with rubies and diamonds. The band of the gold bracelet has scroll terminals holding the bundles.

On the lower corner of the page, the embossed stamp of the firm does not include “Mauboussin.” The logo in white cursive writing identifying the firm and the Reflection series is stamped partially over the embossed imprint. It does include “Mauboussin.” On the reverse side of the page are the following script notations:
80 bag. diam. (drawing of shape)
70 (?) diam.
21 cab rubies
Same schedule as I 36 cab rubies on clip (?)
Using cust 65 Rd Dias 26 cab rubies on bangle
+ 2 lge Rd Dias
+ exchanging 600 Rd Dias
for 61 Bag dias (?) exchange
Furn. 78 rubies (cabochon calibre)
and 22 cabochon rubies
LXYE -
917506
NOT using the 4 pieces as schedule design #1
same allowance if desired to have
turned in for credit

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