Drawing of a gold and gemstone necklace

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

2009.4432

Medium or Technique

Gouache on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

Drawings

The necklace in this drawing seems to be made of opals, rubies, and gold with the opals arranged in the front and graduated in size. The embossed stamp on the lower left hand corner of the page identifying the firm does not include “Mauboussin.” There is no indication that the piece is part of the Reflection series.
Inside the stamp is written: MXRE
Underneath the imprint is the number: 916006
There is also a “1” written under the necklace.

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