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Drawing of a brooch? of bound curved elements

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This is a cut-out colored gouche drawing on black paper probably depicting a brooch, or perhaps a component of a piece. It illustrates a stylized group of curved elements held together by a ribbon of diamonds. Blue (sapphire?) faceted and cabochon stones, round and baguette diamonds, and green...

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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

American, 1930s–1950s

Object Place

New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

Height x width: 8.5 x 3.5 cm (3 3/8 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

2009.4459

Medium or Technique

Gouache on paper

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Drawings