Drawing of a ruby, diamond, and gold earring or brooch

American
1930s–1950s


Object Place: New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

Height x width: 8 3/8 x 5 3/8 in. (21.3 x 13.7 cm)

Accession Number

2009.4469

Medium or Technique

Gouache on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

Drawings

This watercolor or gouache painting on heavy paper (cardboard? - heavily stained)
illustrated a brooch (?) with a stylized gold round ruffle design with a center of 11 cabochon rubies separated by tiny round diamonds. The ruffle contains three rows of round diamonds and emanating from two sides of the ruffle are sprigs of gold and gold terminating in a diamond. On the lefthand corner of the sheet is the embossed stamp identifying the firm and the Reflection series. On the back of the sheet is noted:
II Furnish 36 rd. dia .70 cts D 1561
” 11 cab rubies 5 cts
UHE
 94659

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