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Drawing of a ornament with ruby "J"

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This colored drawing on transparent paper taped to a heavier paper illustrates an ornament, possibly a tie-tack. A horizontal row of six calibre sapphires tops a diamond-shaped diamond next to a row of five calibre rubies which form a "J". On the left corner of the drawing is the embossed stamp...

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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 width: 5 3/4 x 3 7/8 in. (14.6 x 9.8 cm)

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Medium or Technique

Gouache on paper


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Jewelry / Adornment, Drawings