Drawing of the central section of a diamond and sapphire necklace with scroll and ribbon motifs

American
1930s–1950s


Object Place: New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

Height x width: 9 1/4 x 8 in. (23.5 x 20.3 cm)

Accession Number

2009.4483

Medium or Technique

Gouache on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

Drawings

This colored drawing on transparent paper is mounted on a heavier paper attached with staples. It illustrates the central component of a white metal, diamond, and oval faceted sapphire design which feature three large round diamonds diagonally placed in the middle. Scroll and ribbon motifs are featured and the sapphires are dispersed in threes, twos, or individually as accents. The suggestion of a flexible link chain is shown on either side of the main unit. On the reverse are the following notations in ink - On the top of the page:
Design A
same as original E -
with your changes
On the lower lefthand corner:

Supply 30 diamonds abt. 1 ct
12 sapp. ” 12 “

chain or drawn 3mm

LCHE $1900 (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