Drawing of variations of diamond and ruby earrings

American
1930s–1950s


Object Place: New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

Height x width: 8 1/8 x 6 3/16 in. (20.6 x 15.7 cm)

Accession Number

2009.4481

Medium or Technique

Gouache on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

Drawings

This transparent sheet contains four drawings marked A,B,C, and D probably illustrating earrings made of round (and baguette?) diamonds and what seem to be red (ruby?) cabochon (?) stones. B has a scroll motif and two curved rows of the red stones. A has the red stones clustered in an circle with a diamond center and four rays of diamonds. C and D have five rays of round diamonds but vary in the configuration of other diamonds and red stones.

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