Drawing of four pieces of jewelry featuring diamonds

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

2009.4447

Medium or Technique

Gouache on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

Drawings

There are four white gouche drawings on black paper originally pasted (some have come loose) on black paper. A. The stylized white metal earring depicted in this drawing is made of diamond baguettes. B. illustrates and white metal ring with diamond baguettes on either side of a large black pearl (?). C., probably an earring, is also made of white metal with round and baguette diamonds in a scroll shape. D. illustrates a round and baguette diamond and white metal earring of sprig and ribbon design.
The embossed stamp identifying the firm and the Reflection series is on the lower left of the page. On the righthand corner are the notations: xx/E 113

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