Drawing of scroll motif necklace with diamond and sapphire necklace

American
1930s–1950s


Object Place: New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

Height x width: 9 1/8 x 8 in. (23.2 x 20.3 cm)

Accession Number

2009.4484

Medium or Technique

Gouache on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

Drawings

The drawing on transparent paper attached to a heavier paper by staples illustrates a variation of a scroll motif necklace depicted in another illustration (FASJ86). It consists of a central element with scroll and ribbon motifs featuring three large round diamonds placed diagonally in the almost symetrical white metal setting with curling rows of round diamonds accented by faceted sapphires which are dispersed in threes, twos, or individually throughout. The central unit is shown terminating in a flexible link chain.
On the reverse top right corner are the following notations in ink:

Design B -
The way it should be done
On the lower left corner:

Supply 30 dias. - abt 1 ct
12 sapps. ” 12 “

LCHE $1900 - (written in pencil)

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