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Drawing of a ruby, diamond, and gold earring or brooch

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This watercolor or gouache painting on heavy paper (cardboard? - heavily stained) illustrated a brooch (?) with a stylized gold round ruffle design with a center of 11 cabochon rubies separated by tiny round diamonds. The ruffle contains three rows of round diamonds and emanating from two sides...

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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: 8 3/8 x 5 3/8 in. (21.3 x 13.7 cm)

Accession Number

2009.4469

Medium or Technique

Gouache on paper

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Drawings