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Drawing of variations of diamond and ruby earrings

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This transparent sheet contains four drawings marked A,B,C, and D probably illustrating earrings made of round (and baguette?) diamonds and what seem to be red (ruby?) cabochon (?) stones. B has a scroll motif and two curved rows of the red stones. A has the red stones clustered in an circle...

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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 1/8 x 6 3/16 in. (20.6 x 15.7 cm)

Accession Number

2009.4481

Medium or Technique

Gouache on paper

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Drawings