Lot 264
  • 264

18 Karat Gold, Coral, Diamond and Enamel Brooch and Pendant-Earclips, The Brooch by David Webb

15,000 - 20,000 USD
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  • gold, diamond, coral, enamel
The brooch designed as a stylized floral spray set with two pear-shaped coral segments, set with round diamonds weighing approximately 1.35 carats, applied with white enamel, gross weight approximately 21 dwts, signed Webb; together with a pair of earclips, the tops composed of round coral cabochons, supporting pear-shaped coral drops, set with round diamonds weighing approximately 3.35 carats, applied with white enamel, gross weight approximately 45 dwts; pendants detachable.


In good condition overall, with light nicking and chipping to the white enamel on all pieces and some discoloration to the texturing of the gold in spots. Diamonds are approximately G-I color and VS-SI clarity. The coral is a light shade of orangy-pink and is interestingly color mottled, with hairline cracks on both pendants, but the pendants remain stable. Earclips 2 1/4 inches in length.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. Illustrations in the catalogue may not be actual size. Prospective purchasers are reminded that, unless the catalogue description specifically states that a stone is natural, we have assumed that some form of treatment may have been used and that such treatment may not be permanent. Our presale estimates reflect this assumption.Certificates of Authenticity: Various manufacturers may not issue certificates of authenticity upon request. Sotheby's is not under an obligation to furnish the purchaser with a certificate of authenticity from the manufacturer at any time. Unless the requirements for a rescission of the sale under the Terms of Guarantee are satisfied, the failure of a manufacturer to issue a certificate will not constitute grounds to rescind the sale. Gemological Certificates and Reports: References in the catalogue descriptions to certificates or reports issued by gemological laboratories are provided only for the information of bidders, and Sotheby's does not guarantee and accepts no responsibility for the accuracy, terms or information contained in such certificates or reports. Please also note that laboratories may differ in their assessment of a gemstone (including its origin and presence, type and extent of treatments) and their certificates or reports may contain different results.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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