Drawing of a ring with large bluish cabochon and flanking rubies

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

2009.4497

Medium or Technique

Gouache on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

Drawings

There are two drawings of rings attached to heavy black paper. The first ring depicted seems to be a star sapphire, prong and bezel set in white metal with an ornament on either side made of round and baguette diamonds. The ring in the second drawing marked “F.” looks more like a moonstone cabochon. On either side of the shank near the bezel are two calibre rubies vertically set on either side of a baguette which is on the center of the shank near the bezel.
On the lower left corner of the sheet is the embossed stamp identifying the firm and the Reflection series.

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