Drawing of three views of a diamond and ruby detachable clip and bangle

American
1930s–1950s


Object Place: New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

Height x width: 10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm)

Accession Number

2009.4500

Medium or Technique

Gouache on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

Drawings

The three color sketches on this page represent the top view of a clip , the top view of the clip attached to a bangle, and the side view of the clip attached to a bangle. The motif is of a stylized flower with diamond centers, ruby cabochon clusters forming three petals alternating with three gold petals. The bangle is composed of gold leaves with one horizontal row of five rubies on each side of the central element. On the lower left of the sheet is an embossed stamp identifying the firm of Trabert & Hoeffer, Co. Inc. and overlapping, the white printed stamp of the Reflection series. On the lower right corner is written: xx
B-113
On the reverse are the following notations:
Furn 43 rubies
Using cust. 20 dias
detachable Clip & Bangle
915506 LEXE -

Same as above clip not detachable
915006 XSHE -

Furn 23 rubies CYE 97006

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