Drawing of five diverse earrings with gems

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

2009.4441

Medium or Technique

Gouache on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

Drawings

This page contains five drawings of gold earrings. A has a scroll motif with what appear to be faceted green (emerald?) stones. B has a peaked row of diamonds in white metal, with a repeated peaked row of red (rubies?). C shaped like a horn has a couple of blue stones (sapphires?) coming out of the opening and a row of diamonds around the opening. D has an arched row of five red (rubies?), and D, similar to C in its shape features two red cabochons coming from the horn opening and two rows of diamonds.
The lower left of the page has the embossed stamp identifying the firm and the Reflection series, while the lower right corner has noted: xx/E 112.

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