Drawing of an earring with diamonds featuring five blue cabochons

American
1930s–1950s


Object Place: New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

Height x width: 1 7/8 x 2 in. (4.8 x 5.1 cm)

Accession Number

2009.4496

Medium or Technique

Gouache on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

Drawings

This drawing on a small piece of black paper depicts a white metal earring which loops around the earlobe and is made of round diamonds with a strip of baguette diamonds along one edge. Above the loop radiates five large blue (sapphire?) prong set cabochons.

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