Drawing of a gold, diamond, and ruby earring with scroll motif

American
1930s–1950s


Object Place: New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

Height x width: 10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm)

Accession Number

2009.4489

Medium or Technique

Gouache on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

Drawings

The drawing on a small square is glued (as were four others now detached) to a large sheet of heavy black paper stamped on the lower left corner with the embossed imprint identifying the firm and the Reflection series. The notations on the lower right corner are: xx/ E 117. The illustration marked “D” underneath depicts a gold earring with three layers of flat curves. The narrow top level consist of five calibre rubies which sit on the next layer of round diamonds which form a rectangle around the rubies. The bottom flat curve of gold without stones.

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