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Lot 175: 14K YELLOW GOLD, PLATINUM, DIAMOND, AND SAPPHIRE BROOCH, Raymond Yard
23 October 2016
Boston, MA, USALive Auction
14K YELLOW GOLD, PLATINUM, DIAMOND, AND SAPPHIRE BROOCH, Raymond Yard
featuring old mine-, old European-, and single-cut diamonds, circle-cut sapphires, and channel-set sapphires; diamonds approx. 2.25 tcw.; signed YARD; 17.34 dwts.; lg. 2 3/4 in.
Provenance: Mrs. F.C. "Pit" Dumaine, Jr., Weston, Massachusetts; by descent within the family.
Other Notes: This custom brooch was designed by Raymond Yard in New York City in collaboration with Mrs. Dumaine. According to Mrs. Dumaine, the gold was sourced from melting her children's diaper pins. The diamonds and sapphires were sourced from various family jewelry including pieces dating back to her great-great-grandmother.
Lots 174-182 are being sold to benefit The Jonathan Edward Brooking Memorial Fund for Mental Health Research at McLean Hospital in Belmont, MA. The fund was founded in 1985 by Mrs. F.C. "Pit" Dumaine, Jr. in memory of her grandson, Jonathan Edward Brooking. Since 2010, the fund has supported an annual research fellowship toward advancements in the mental health field.
overall good condition; very minor surface scratches to gold as a result of wear.