Lot 518
  • 518

18 Karat Gold, Blackened Gold, Colored Diamond, Diamond, Citrine and Ruby Dog Brooch, René Boivin, France

70,000 - 90,000 USD
257,000 USD
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  • René Boivin
  • gold, colored diamond, citrine, ruby
The reclining labrador retriever with a fully articulated torso, ears, paws and tail set with numerous round and single-cut diamonds of near colorless, brown and yellow hues weighing approximately 28.95 carats, the collar set with 19 buff-topped rubies, completed by two cabochon citrine eyes, accented by a blackened gold nose and pads on the back paws, signed René Boivin Paris, with French assay and workshop marks; the collar removes for wear as a ring, size 7.

Catalogue Note

For brooches of similar style please see the following:

René Boivin: Joaillier, Françoise Cailles, page 213.

The Jeweled Menagerie: The World of Animals in Gems, Suzanne Tennanbaum and Janet Zapata, page 192.

Please note that the diamonds have not been tested for natural origin of color.