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


Object Place: New York, New York, United States


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gouache on paper

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry



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


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