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Drawing of a brooch in the form of a flower with a carved emerald (Reflection Series)

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This drawing of a flower brooch is dominated by a large carved emerald with ruby stamen. The large faceted and small diamonds which are under the emerald are set in white metal, while the leaf and stems are of gold. There are no marks identifying the firm or series. On the lower right corner of...

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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: 27.9 x 21.6 cm (11 x 8 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2009.4413

Medium or Technique

Gouache on paper

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Drawings