Drawing of variations of diamond and ruby earrings


Object Place: New York, New York, United States


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gouache on paper

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry



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.


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