Drawing of two gold and gem bangles with detachable clips

American
1930s–1950s


Object Place: New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

Height x width: 9 7/8 x 7 3/4 in. (25.1 x 19.7 cm)

Accession Number

2009.4479

Medium or Technique

Gouache on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

Drawings

On transparent paper taped to a heavier back is depicted in color two gold bangles with detachable clip marked by their number underneath. The detachable central clips that seem to be of white metal are the same on each bangle. They are mounted horizonally and depict a crest with a running fox at the bottom composed of small round diamonds set in white metal. The crests consist of diamonds, rubies, colored tourmalines, carved emeralds, faceted aquamarines, and topaz. The bangles curve towards the center and have small round diamonds set in a row at the top and bottom rim. Variation #1 has the colored stones and diamonds each set in a star-shape and individually placed on either side of the crest going around to the back of the bangle. Variation # 2 has small vertical rows of round and baguette diamonds, decreasing in height, in between which are colored stones. The left hand corner of the sheet bears the embossed stamp identifying the firm and the Reflection series.
On the back are the following notations:

# 4357 A
Cust 308 rd. dias.
150 dias in clip
158 in bangle Clip & Bangle
_______________ _______________
#1
furn. y.g. bet. $ 3200. -
7 fac. aqua
2 ” em.
11 ” pink tour.
4 ” purple “
4 ” topaz
11 ” topaz
12 carved em.
__________
51 Setting 359 stones
____________________________________________________________________
150 dia in clip
#2 cust. 308 rd. dias 158 ” ” Bangle
12 bag “
_______
320 Diamonds
__________________________________________
furn. 11 fac. pink tour.
5 ” aqua
2 ” topaz Clip & Bangle
4 ” purple tour. $ 3250 -
12 carved em.
11 cal. topaz
_____
45 Setting 365 stones
______________________________________________________________
Fox to shimmer
crest to be detachable

Crest Clip - LXEX - $ 2200 allowance on
#1 Bangle - XYLE - $ 1000 Plat. $150 -
#2 Bangle - XYUY - $ 1050

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