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Drawing of fan-shaped brooch or dress clip?

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This cut-out colored gouache drawing on black paper illustates a brooch (?) in the form of a fan shaped stylized scroll, possibly made to be divided into two dress clips or earrings. Set in white metal, it contains round and baguette diamonds and blue sapphires (?).


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: 3.3 x 6 cm (1 5/16 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gouache on paper


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Jewelry / Adornment, Drawings