Lot 465
  • 465

Platinum, 18 Karat White Gold, Carved Colored Stone, Diamond and Enamel Bracelet and Earclips, David Webb

300,000 - 500,000 USD
386,500 USD
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  • David Webb
  • platinum, 18 karat white gold, diamond, ruby, sapphire, emerald, bracelet, earclips
The wide articulated strap of foliate design decorated with leaves and berries of carved and cabochon rubies, sapphires and emeralds, the branches set with round diamonds weighing 15.01 carats, accented by black enamel, set at the clasp with square-cut rubies, sapphires and emeralds, length 8¼ inches, signed David Webb; the earclips of similar design set with carved sapphires and emeralds, ruby beads, and round diamonds, signed David Webb.

Catalogue Note

Together with letter of authenticity from David Webb dated February 19, 2010.

Cartier's Indian-inspired designs that became a hallmark of the firm in the 1920's incorporated carved emerald, ruby and sapphire "leaves" in combination with colored stone cabochons and smooth and ribbed bead "berries", accented by diamonds or seeming to spring from a pave-diamond branch.  They have become known as "Tutti Frutti" jewels.  Once introduced, other jewelers inspired by Cartier's innovation have designed, both of the period and in more contemporary times, their own versions.  This bracelet and earclips are David Webb's version on the theme created as a special order for a special client.