Cat Playing with a Ball of Yarn, Boucheron, French, 20C, gold-mounted rock crystal, sapphire, and nephrite, 4 inches long.
Famed jeweler Maison Boucheron created this stunning cat realistically carved out of translucent rock crystal and embellished with gold-accented sapphire eyes. A study in restrained
elegance, it is gracefully modeled playing with a golden ball of wool on a gold-mounted nephrite base. Animals often figure
into the creative work of Boucheron which designed an entire
line of fabulous animal-inspired jewelry called the “Audacious Menagerie.”