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Drawing of a brooch with three gem flowers in a gem scroll

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This is a cut-out gouache drawing on black paper illustrating a component of a larger piece, an earring, or brooch. The subject is three flowers emanating from a stylized scroll. Each flower is composed of a central round diamond surrounded by seven blue (sapphire?) petals. The scrolls consist...

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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: 5 x 4.5 cm (1 15/16 x 1 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Gouache on paper


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Jewelry / Adornment, Drawings