Drawing of five gold and colored gem earrings

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

2009.4437

Medium or Technique

Gouache on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

Drawings

The five drawings on this page are of gold earrings with colored stones and diamonds. The diamonds are set in white metal. Marked A consists of a flower motif with six cabochons in a blue-green color surrounding a central rectangular diamond with six small round diamonds between each cabochon. B has eight round red cabochons, probably rubies with a gold winglike motif on one side. C contains six red (rubies?) and some small diamonds in a gold scroll motif. D and E consist of five cabochon moonstones separated by small sapphires and a gold scroll divided by a strip of small diamonds set in white metal. On the lower left corner of the sheet is the embossed imprint identifying the firm and the Reflection series.
On the lower right corner is written: xx/E 126

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