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Drawing of a fragment of a gold and gem necklace

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This is a cut-out colored gouache drawing painted on black paper illustrating a fragment of a gold necklace with cabochon rubies and round diamonds. The design simulates tied fabric.


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 length: 4.2 x 14.5 cm (1 5/8 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gouache on paper


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Jewelry / Adornment, Drawings