Drawing of four pieces: two similar diamond earrings and two similar brooches
Object Place: New York, New York, United States
Height x width: 9 5/8 x 6 1/4 in. (24.4 x 15.9 cm)
Medium or Technique
Gouache on paper
Not On View
This pencil and white gouache drawing on transparent paper glued to a heavy paper (oak tag) back illustrates four diamond pieces. Numbers 2. and 4. represent two similar earrings, curved to fit around the earlobe. They vary only by the placement of round or baguette diamonds on the center strip. Numbers 1. and 3. seem to be brooches in the form of a ribbon or bow made to simulate a holder for a handkerchief. 1. uses baguettes and round diamonds; 4. only round. The “fabric” is indicated by pencil only.
On the bottom left of the sheet is the embossed stamp of the firm of Trabert and Hoeffler Co., Inc. On the reverse, upside down, are the notations:
-1- Furn. 80 Bag. 1425.70
1425.70 10% 142.50
-2- Furn. 30 Bag ______
-3- Furn. 60 Dias.
-4- Furn. 22 Dia. _________
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)
Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf