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AN AMUSING GROUP OF GEM-SET AND ENAMEL ANIMAL BROOCHES, BY RAYMOND C. YARD
AN AMUSING GROUP OF GEM-SET AND ENAMEL ANIMAL BROOCHES, BY RAYMOND C. YARD

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AN AMUSING GROUP OF GEM-SET AND ENAMEL ANIMAL BROOCHES, BY RAYMOND C. YARD
Comprising a pair of pavé-set diamond sculpted rabbit brooches, each with cabochon ruby eyes, the golfer with an enameled necktie, belt and shoes, holding three marquise-cut diamond clubs in a yellow enameled golf bag; the jockey with black, red and blue enameled detail, surmounting a pavé-set diamond, polished gold, cabochon ruby and enameled beer barrel rocking horse; and a pavé-set diamond fox holding a pavé-set diamond and green enamel mint julep, with a cabochon ruby eye, textured tail and black and red enameled detail, wearing an orange-red smoking jacket, each mounted in platinum, (the fox inscribed "15st"), circa 1930
Each rabbit signed Yard for Raymond C. Yard
Fox numbered 15629 (3)
Literature
Penny Proddow and Debra Healy, "American Jewelry: Glamour and Tradition", Rizzoli, New York, 1987, page 97

Lot Essay

Cf. Penny Proddow and Marion Fasel, "Bejeweled: Great Designers, Celebrity Style", Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, 2001, page 70

Cf. Suzanne Tennenbaum and Janet Zapata, "The Jeweled Menagerie: The World of Animals in Gems", Thames and Hudson, Inc., New York, 2001, page 116

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