A Jewelry LOT to talk about

Auction houses like Christie’s, Sotheby’s, Phillips and others offer free admission to selling exhibitions for a few days before each auction. From time to time I will select notable auction lots to bring to your attention. This blog feature is not endorsed by the auction house nor written by any kind of art expert. Just idle musings that I hope encourages you to visit an auction house yourself to see what’s on view and available in New York City.

I am not in the habit of buying expensive jewelry.  If I had the extra cash I would – no, no way to hide it.  If I had extra cash I would buy just about anything other than expensive jewelry.  But now and then my eye is drawn to a special, usually whimsical piece of jewelry like the one I am featuring today.

It is lot 88 in Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels sale on April 18 and the exhibit opens April 13.  Mark your calendar and stop by to see it.  If you want to bid, it is estimated to sell between $55,000 and $75,000.  Dig that loose change out of your sofa.

Diamond, Gem-Set and Enamel ‘Rabbit Waiter’ Brooch, Raymond Yard
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.

Rabbit Waiter Jewels

As always you can find more at http://www.walterthinnes.com and on Twitter @walterthinnes

TOMORROW: A laser cut LOT to talk about

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