Drawing of a scroll motif earring with diamond and ruby calibre stones

American
1930s–1950s


Object Place: New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

Height x width: 2 x 2 in. (5.1 x 5.1 cm)

Accession Number

2009.4492

Medium or Technique

Gouache on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

Drawings

The gold earring depicted on this small square of black paper marked underneath with an “A” resembles a strap in a buckle. The top edge of the “buckle” is decorated with a row of six round diamonds; each of the two ends of the “straps” terminate in a row of three calibre rubies.

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