Drawing of four earrings with a stylized crescent

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

2009.4438

Medium or Technique

Gouache on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

Drawings

Four gold earrings are depicted on this page. All are in gold with a stylized crescent shape. The one marked A has a curved row of small baguette diamonds. There appears to be alternating bands of pink and yellow gold in the main element. B contains a double band of red (ruby) stones and two rows of small round diamonds set in white metal. C and D are in yellow gold only. C has horizontal ribs and D has verticals. The embossed stamp identifying the firm and Reflection series is on the lower left of the page; on the right lower corner is written: xx/E 119.

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