Yard. The Life and Magnificent Jewelry of Raymond C. Yard

Yard. The Life and Magnificent Jewelry of Raymond C. Yard
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Yard. The Life and Magnificent Jewelry of Raymond C. YardYard. The Life and Magnificent Jewelry of Raymond C. YardYard. The Life and Magnificent Jewelry of Raymond C. Yard

Natasha Kuzmanovic. Foreword by David Rockefeller. Photography by David Behl.

The Vendome Press. New York. 2007. First edition. Hardback; navy cloth-bound boards with silver border decoration, dust jacket. 224 pages. 318 colour illustrations. English. 285 x 285mm. 1.9kg. 9780865651852. Very good, in very good dust jacket; light wear to dust jacket, light surface wear, short 2cm tear to lower forecorner of rear jacket; no inscriptions, two leaves mis-cut by printers at top forecorner with subsequent fold, no loss.

A study of the life and designs of American jeweller Raymond Yard. Yard established his firm in 1922 under the patronage of John D. Rockefeller Jr.. His art deco designs, dripping with precious stones and frequently displaying a whimsical style, were widely collected by the American elite, including Joan Crawford. The book is a comprehensive history of Yard the man and Yard the firm, his clients and his designs. The text is complemented by archival images and three hundred photographs of jewellery pieces.

Price :  £120.00

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