Drawing of a round stylized flower earring

American
1930s–1950s


Object Place: New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

Height x width: 9 x 6 in. (22.9 x 15.2 cm)

Accession Number

2009.4465

Medium or Technique

Gouache on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

Drawings

This is a gouche drawing on a transparent paper originally glued (now detached) from a heavier paper (oak tag). It illustrates an earring made of white metal (?) (yellow gold?)in the form of a stylized flower with a center cluster of seven round diamonds. On the lower left corner of the drawing is the embossed stamp identifying the firm and the Reflection series. On the back of the heavier paper are the following notations:
MRS. ANN VAN SCIVER
4337B
alter cust. y. g. earclips
#3. CUST. 24 DIAS. furn.(?) y. g. links from stock bracelet
#4. CUST. 24 DIAS.

furn.(?) y.g. links
#3 - XSY - $190
#4 - XRY - $170

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