Lot 88
  • 88

Diamond, Gem-Set and Enamel 'Rabbit Waiter' Brooch, Raymond Yard

55,000 - 75,000 USD
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  • Raymond Yard
  • platinum, gold, emerald, ruby, sapphire, diamond, enamel
The rabbit designed as a waiter carrying a drink tray and an articulated champagne bucket, set with round and emerald-cut diamonds, calibré-cut rubies, sapphires and emeralds, the eye set with a round ruby, further accented with green and black enamel, signed Yard, numbered 2726; circa 1935.


Brooches of similar design are illustrated in Yard: The Life and Magnificent Jewelry of Raymond C. Yard by Natasha Kuzmanovic, pages 156-157 and the back cover.


In good condition, with light wear to the mounting, mainly on the reverse. Metal tests as platinum. The diamonds weighing in total 1.25 carats are approximately F-G color, VS clarity. The rubies are a medium-deep slightly pinkish red, eye-clean. The sapphires are a medium to medium-light blue and slightly included. The emeralds are medium slightly bluish green and slightly included. Very minor enamel loss, mainly located on the shoes of the waiter, but otherwise intact and in good condition. Length approximately 1¾ inches.
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