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Drawing of a gold brooch with a stylized flower and scroll

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This is a cut-out watercolor on paper drawing depicting a gold brooch in the form of a stylized flower/scroll. The "flower" is made of red (ruby?) beads separated by tiny diamonds. The gold scroll motif contains 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 width: 5 x 2.7 cm (1 15/16 x 1 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

2009.4450

Medium or Technique

Gouache on paper

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Drawings