Drawing of a stylized faceted sapphire flower in a diamond ribbon brooch (Reflection Series)

American
1930s–1950s


Object Place: New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

Height x width: 21.4 x 14 cm (8 7/16 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2009.4410

Medium or Technique

Gouache on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

Drawings

The brooch depicted in this drawing is of a flower consisting of faceted Ceylon sapphires in a diamond bow. Under the drawing is a small white ink “9”. On the lower left of the sheet is the embossed identifying stamp. On the lower left in white ink is marked: XX/p349. On the reverse on the following notes:

using customer’s
122 rd. dias
40 BAg
Furnish
12 Blue Ceylons 35 cts

 XKRE

On the lower right on top of the embossed impression is written in white(silver?)
ink “96307.”

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