Drawing of a ornament with ruby "J"

American
1930s–1950s


Object Place: New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

Height x width: 5 3/4 x 3 7/8 in. (14.6 x 9.8 cm)

Accession Number

2009.4475

Medium or Technique

Gouache on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

Drawings

This colored drawing on transparent paper taped to a heavier paper illustrates an ornament, possibly a tie-tack. A horizontal row of six calibre sapphires tops a diamond-shaped diamond next to a row of five calibre rubies which form a “J”. On the left corner of the drawing is the embossed stamp identifying the firm and the Reflection series. On the back are the pencil notations:
thomas Barhaur(?). D 2495
design #2
furn. 6 cal. sap.
1 dia sh. dia.
5 cal. rubies
XSR -
- 72009

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