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Drawing of a brooch with gems in the form of stylized scrolls

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Probably a drawing of a brooch, colored gouache on cut-out black paper, it llustrates a stylized scroll divided at one end curving in two directions. It shows a white metal setting with the scroll parts consisting of round, baguette, and rectangular diamonds with three clusters of blue cabochons.

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: 7 x 4.6 cm (2 3/4 x 1 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

2009.4461

Medium or Technique

Gouache on paper

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Drawings