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Drawing of four pieces: two similar diamond earrings and two similar brooches

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This pencil and white gouache drawing on transparent paper glued to a heavy paper (oak tag) back illustrates four diamond pieces. Numbers 2. and 4. represent two similar earrings, curved to fit around the earlobe. They vary only by the placement of round or baguette diamonds on the center strip....

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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: 9 5/8 x 6 1/4 in. (24.4 x 15.9 cm)

Accession Number

2009.4471

Medium or Technique

Gouache on paper

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Drawings