Drawing of five earrings with scroll motif

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

2009.4443

Medium or Technique

Gouache on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

Drawings

The five drawings pasted on this page depict five gold earrings based on a stylized stroll design. A. has two side-by-side rows of channel set square/ red (ruby?) stones flanked by two rows of small diamonds and the bottom of the scroll also has diamonds. B also has some small rubies, diamonds and several larger square stones in a pale blue color. C. has round diamonds and channel cut rubies. D. Has a single channel-set of blue (sapphire?) stones and on either side of a gold strip, a row each of small diamonds. In E. the stylized scroll has diamonds and three of the pale blue square-cut stones.
The embossed stamp appears at the lower left of the page with the firm and the Reflections series identified, while of the lower right corner is marked, xx/ E 125.

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