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Drawing of an scroll motif earring with diamonds and large green cabochon

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This drawing, marked "B" on the lower right, on a small square of black paper describes a white metal earring in a scroll shape embellished by round diamonds with an edging row of baguettes. Featured in the center is an oval green cabochon which seems to float in its prong setting.

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: 2 x 2 in. (5.1 x 5.1 cm)

Accession Number

2009.4488

Medium or Technique

Gouache on paper

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Drawings