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Drawing of an earring with large emerald-cut green stone and diamonds

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The white gold earring depicted on this small piece of heavy black paper is marked underneath "D." Formed into stylized scroll shapes embellished with small round diamonds, it features a rectangular faceted blue/green (aquamarine?). On the reverse is written: 4 dia 4 bag. dia ...

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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: 1 3/4 x 2 in. (4.4 x 5.1 cm)

Accession Number

2009.4495

Medium or Technique

Gouache on paper

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Drawings