Drawing of four images: three represent interlocking parts of a fourth stylized scroll motif brooch or central bangle (Reflection Series)

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

2009.4404

Medium or Technique

Gouache on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

Drawings

This drawing four images with a central brooch (or bangle?) shown with other components that can be combined. All are made of diamonds, gold, and platinum (?); cabochon rubies are in three of the drawings. On the lower left is the embossed stamp identifying the firm without “Mauboussin,” but the white stamped cursive logo indicating the Reflection series does include “Mauboussin.” On the bottom lower right is noted: XX/B - 108

Mty? clip XHOY (price code)
using 120 Rd dias cust(?)
& exchanging 450 odd stones left from articles in
envelope for 43 lge Bags.
Bangle est VEX - using 83 cust (?) diams
XROY —-? 915006
Extra allowance on:

NOT small pr(?) clip
USED Onyx bar pin YUY
Ruby D. Brooch
2 Pearl 1 D Bar pin

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