Drawing of a ring featuring a large blue star sapphire(?) cabochon

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

2009.4498

Medium or Technique

Gouache on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

Drawings

This drawing is pasted to a larger piece of heavy black paper. It depicts a white metal ring with a large high cabochon, probably a star sapphire, prong and bezel set with a flanking motif containing a central stip of three rubies on either side of which are two strips of diamond baguettes. The drawing is marked underneath with a “D.” On the lower left of the sheet is the embossed imprint identifying the firm and the Reflection series. On the lower right is the notation: xx
R (or P) 166

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