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Drawing of a ring featuring a large blue star sapphire(?) cabochon

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This drawing is pasted to a larger piece of heavy black paper. It depicts a white metal ring with a large high cabochon, probably a star sapphire, prong and bezel set with a flanking motif containing a central stip of three rubies on either side of which are two strips of diamond baguettes. The...

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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: 10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm)

Accession Number

2009.4498

Medium or Technique

Gouache on paper

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Drawings