Art Deco Platinum, Gold, Diamond, Gem-Set and Enamel Rabbit Brooch, Raymond Yard
The stylized ruby-eyed rabbit waiter is wearing a tuxedo jacket pavé-set with single-cut diamonds together with a black bow tie & stud. The lapels & cuffs accented with buff-top calibre-cut sapphires. His square-cut ruby pants are edged with baguette diamond cuffs completed by gold spats over black enamel shoes. In the Sommeliers left hand is an articulated bucket with a green enamel champagne bottle & diamond ice cubes, while an emerald edged serviette is tucked under his arm. A black tray is balanced in the waiters right hand topped with two triangular-cut diamond champagne glasses, signed Yard, c. 1935, ap. 6.9 dwts.
Similar example on the back cover and pages 154-157 in Natasha Kuzmanovic's book, Yard, The Life and Magnificent Jewelry of Raymond C. Yard.
Additional Notes & Condition Report
Rubies: lively, rasberry red color, lightly included, well matched
Sapphires: medium blue color, lightly included, well matched
Emeralds: bright, medium green, well-cut, lively
Enamel in good condition, very light loss.
Overall in good condition, normal wear to metal.
Measuring ap. 1 13/16 x 13/16 inches
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