Drawing of an opal and sapphire necklace with an opal clasp

American
1930s–1950s


Object Place: New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

Height x width: 27.9 x 21.6 cm (11 x 8 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2009.4411

Medium or Technique

Gouache on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

Drawings

This drawing describes a gold necklace made of sapphires and featuring 11 opals in front and an opal clasp. The embossed stamp on the lower left corner of the sheet identifies the firm without “Mauboussin.” In the center of the stamp over “COPYRIGHTED” is written: MHYE Under the necklace is a number 2.
The necklace is not identified as part of the Reflection series.

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