Lot 197: 14K YELLOW GOLD, RUBY, AND DIAMOND COMPACT, Raymond Yard
October 23, 2016
Boston, MA, USALive Auction
14K YELLOW GOLD, RUBY, AND DIAMOND COMPACT, Raymond Yard
ca. 1940; the mirrored compact featuring a clasp channel-set with emerald-cut rubies flanked by full- and single-cut diamonds; signed YARD and numbered 5370 on compact lip; inscribed "FOREVER" - BILL above mirror; 55.36 dwts.; 2 3/8 x 2 3/8 x 1/2 in.; with a black leather fitted case stamped YARD
Provenance: Marian Young Taylor, New York, New York, by descent within the family.
Other Notes: Marian Young Taylor (1908-1973) began her career as a journalist for the Scripps-Howard syndicate, Newspaper Enterprise Association, in New York City shortly after moving there at age 19. Her aptitude for interviewing landed her the role as famous radio personality Martha Dean on New York's WOR. During her 30+ year stint as Martha Dean, Taylor interviewed some of the most important political and cultural figures of the day including Muhammed Ali, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Dwight Eisenhower, Robert Kennedy, and Marilyn Monroe.