Drawing of an earring with large emerald-cut green stone and diamonds

American
1930s–1950s


Object Place: New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

Height x width: 1 3/4 x 2 in. (4.4 x 5.1 cm)

Accession Number

2009.4495

Medium or Technique

Gouache on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

Drawings

The white gold earring depicted on this small piece of heavy black paper is marked underneath “D.” Formed into stylized scroll shapes embellished with small round diamonds, it features a rectangular faceted blue/green (aquamarine?). On the reverse is written:
4 dia
4 bag. dia
6 Em (?) xxx?

?rd. di?

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