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Drawing of a brooch with a flower and leaves

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This is a cut-out drawing in watercolor on paper illustrating a gold brooch made of gold in the form of a flower with leaves. the center of the flower and the attached blossom are decorated with red beads, probably rubies, with tiny small diamonds set in the center holes.


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


Height x width: 6 x 4.5 cm (2 3/8 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gouache on paper


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Jewelry / Adornment, Drawings