Drawings of five diamond band rings

American
1930s–1950s


Object Place: New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

Height x width: 9 1/2 x 8 in. (24.1 x 20.3 cm)

Accession Number

2009.4476

Medium or Technique

Gouache on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

Drawings

These five linear drawings in white gouache and pencil of rings appear on transparent paper taped to a heavier back. Each sketch is numbered underneath in pencil. All rings are shown consisting of round, marquise, and baguette diamonds on white metal. On the lower left corner is the embossed stamp identifying the firm and the Reflection series. The reverse side has pencil notations:
length for 5 1/2 - Size Ring
measures abt size 7 1/2 to 8 outside

design #1.
cust. 3 marq. dia
15 beg dia.
50 rd. dia. XCHE
97259
furn 2 marq. dia
(stones i???d for #1 only)
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design #2.
cust. 3 marq. dia
18 bag dia
40 rd. dia bezel set YKOC

furn. 1 marq. dia 99509
10 bag dia
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design #3
cust. 3 marq. dia.
18 bag. dia.
* 40 rd. dia
(Note. if the marquise dia not supplied furn. 1 marq. dia.
and use 3 cust’s round dia. instead 6 bag. dia XCSU
deduct YE from selling price) 97859
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size 5 1/2
design #4
cust. 96 rd dia.
8 bag. dia.
3 marq. furn. 1 marq XCOY
 97509

design #5
cust, 3 marq.
100 rd.
16 bag. furn. 1 marq. XCSY
 98009

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