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Drawing of a brooch in the form of a stylized flower

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This is a cut-out drawing on paper depicting a gold brooch in the form of a stylized scroll/flower with red beads, probably rubies with diamond centers.

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: 5 x 3.6 cm (1 15/16 x 1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

2009.4449

Medium or Technique

Gouache on paper

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Drawings