Raymond Yard

Betteridge, 239 Greenwich Ave, Connecticut

About Auction House

Raymond C. Yard began his jewelry career at the age of thirteen in 1898, opening doors at one of the premiere jewelry houses in the nation, Marcus & Co.

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    Two Important Estates Headline the Jewelry in Grogan’s October Auction

    A selection of jewelry from The October Auction including a Van Cleef & Arpels covered wristwatch, a Boucheron carved ruby cuff bracelet, and a Raymond Yard compact.Grogan & Company BOSTON, MA – Grogan & Company’s October 23rd auction will feature the auction house’s distinctive selection of high quality items across all collection genres, including paintings, works on paper, sculpture, jewelry, silver, decorative arts, Asian export, and Oriental carpets. The jewelry portion of the sale is headlined by two important estates: Marian Taylor Young of New York, New York and Mrs. F.C. “Pit” Dumaine, Jr. of Weston, Massachusetts. Marian Young Taylor (1908-1973) was best known as radio personality, Martha Dean, on New York’s WOR. Known as the “First Lady of Radio,” 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. Highlights from her collection include an old European-cut diamond solitaire ring weighing 2.75 cts. and estimated at $7,000-9,000, a Retro Raymond Yard yellow gold compact with a diamond and ruby clasp estimated at $2,500-3,500, and a pair of Tiffany & Company yellow gold, diamond, and sapphire earclips estimated at $1,000-1,500. 4.37 cts., D color, Internally Flawless emerald-cut diamond to be offered with an estimate of $40,000-60,000Grogan & Company Mrs. F.C. Dumaine, Jr., known to family and friends as “Pit”, was wife of American railroad executive “Buck” Dumaine, Jr. The selection of her fine jewelry is 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. Dumaine 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. Highlights from her collection include a custom Retro Raymond Yard gold, diamond, and sapphire brooch estimated at $3,000-5,000, an Art Deco Tiffany & Company platinum and diamond bar brooch estimated at $5,000-7,000, and a pair of Oscar Heyman gold, diamond, and sapphire earclips estimated at $4,000-6,000. Other highlights from the jewelry portion of the sale include a 4.37 carat D, Internally Flawless emerald-cut diamond that…