David Webb’s Whimsical Gem-Set And Diamond Sculpture

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A Whimsical Gem-Set And Diamond Sculpture By David Webb

This outrageously cute and whimsical sculptural piece was offered for sale in 2012 by Sotheby’s in their Magnificent Jewels auction in Geneva. With its perky tail and cheeky red nose, this vintage 1967 sculpture is bound to please.

Sotheby’s MAGNIFICENT JEWELS – GENEVA – NOVEMBER 14TH, 2012 (PART 1)
Lot 190 – Gem set and diamond sculpture, David Webb
Estimate: 70,000 – 120,000 CHF Lot Sold: 140,500 CHF ($148,771.24 USD)

Designed as a flying fish, the body composed of an abalone pearl, set with various gemstone including cabochon rubies, cushion-shaped emeralds, circular- and single-cut diamonds, resting upon a polished coral branch and cascading algae applied with translucent green enamel, signed David Webb 1967, measuring 130 x 65 x  190mm.

Thaks to Sotheby’s and Jewels du Jour for information and image..


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