Reflection bracelet

American
about 1940
Trabert & Hoeffer, Inc.-Mauboussin (1936–1953)


Dimensions

Overall: 4 x 8.3 x 2.5 cm (1 9/16 x 3 1/4 x 1 in.) bezel

Accession Number

2013.341

Medium or Technique

Gold, diamond, and emerald

On View

Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Visitor Center (130.10)

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Bracelets and armlets

The central element in this bold and dramatic jewel is composed of a cluster of emerald beads of various sizes with diamond centers that form a stylized flower. Radiating from two sides are curved rays with diamond tips set in white gold. There are 36 emerald beads weighing approx. 50 cts and 90 small diamonds weighing approx. 2.5 cts. It is part of the firm’s Reflection series.

Markings

Impressed TRABERT & HOEFFER/MAUBOUSSIN on an applied tab and Reflection in cursive script on reverse near the clasp

Provenance

Before probably 2010, sold by Peter Edwards Jewels, London, England to Frederic A. Sharf, Chestnut Hill, MA; 2013, gift of Sharf to the MFA. (Accession date: April 24, 2013)

Credit Line

Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf