• Rare Jewels and Objets d'Art:  auction at Christies

    Sale 2390

    Rare Jewels and Objets d'Art: A Superb Collection

    21 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1124

    A SAPPHIRE, DIAMOND AND RUBY BROOCH, BY RAYMOND YARD

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    A SAPPHIRE, DIAMOND AND RUBY BROOCH, BY RAYMOND YARD
    Designed as a squatting lion, with a cabochon sapphire head, and collet-set diamond eyes and mouth, with sculpted platinum whiskers, extending a sculpted gold mane, to the circular and single-cut diamond and calibré-cut sapphire body, with calibré-cut ruby feet, mounted in platinum and gold, circa 1957
    Signed Yard for Raymond Yard


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    Cf. Natasha Kuzmanovic, Yard: The Life and Magnificent Jewelry of Raymond C. Yard, Vendome Press, New York, 2007, page 177

    Post Lot Text

    An identical brooch was purchased by Norman B. Woolworth for his daughter.