Drawing of five diverse earrings featuring diamonds

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

2009.4442

Medium or Technique

Gouache on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

Drawings

The five drawings pasted on this sheet are of white metal and diamond earrings in different stylized forms. A. contains a large round diamond with two rows of small diamonds binding four rounded metal ribs. B. also features a large round diamond. It has two semi-circular rows of small diamonds. C. has a flower shape with five lobes and uses round and baguette diamonds. D. has a row of seven trapazoidal shaped green stones or enamels set in a semicircle underneath which are set diamonds. There is also a band of baguette diamonds and a small ribbon of diamonds. E. is shaped like a circle with two streamers on one side going around the ear is composed of round and baguette diamonds.
The lefthand corner of the page has the embossed stamp identifying the firm and Reflection series. XX/E 118 is marked on the lower right corner.

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