User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Drawing of the front fragment of a gold necklace with scroll motif and gems

Start collecting

This colored gouache drawing on black paper is cut-out and represents the front fragment of a gold necklace decorated with blue, green, and red cabochons (sapphire, emerald, and ruby?) set in curved scrolls that are edged with round diamonds.

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 length: 11 x 14.3 cm (4 5/16 x 5 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

2009.4452

Medium or Technique

Gouache on paper

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Drawings