Drawing of a gold and gem brooch in the form of a flamingo (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

2009.4418

Medium or Technique

Gouache on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

Drawings

This drawing illustrates a gold brooch in the form of a flamingo containing diamonds, sapphires, and a ruby for the eye. The embossed stamp identifying the firm and Reflection series is on the lower left of the page. On the reverse are the following notes:

79 dia 1.50 cts
30 ceylon sapphires 50. cts
1 cab ruby (eye)
XOYE -

Written in the center lower half: xx/p. 290
p.290
above the embossed impression is the number 915007

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