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

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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.


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gouache on paper


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Jewelry / Adornment, Drawings