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Drawing of five ruby and diamond rings

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The five drawings painted on transparent paper represent five round and baguette diamond rings featuring a large faceted central ruby set in white metal. Number 4 has a marquise diamond on each side of the ruby. The rings are numbered in pencil.

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: 6 x 4 5/8 in. (15.2 x 11.7 cm)

Accession Number

2009.4467

Medium or Technique

Gouache on paper

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Drawings