Lot 8
  • 8


30,000 - 50,000 USD
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  • David Webb
Of curvilinear design, the chain composed of hammered gold, suspending a carved jade pendant, embellished with round diamonds, gross weight approximately 126 dwts, length 17 inches, pendant detachable for wear as a brooch, signed Webb.


Featured in a 1971 David Webb advertisement featuring a selection of jade jewelry, illustrated on page 277 of David Webb, The Quintessential American Jeweler by Ruth Peltason.


In good condition, with areas of tarnish to the reverse side of the pendant-brooch. The pendant-brooch stamped Plat 18K; the chain stamped 18K. The diamonds estimated to weigh a total of approximately 1.95 carats, approximately E-F color, VVS-VS clarity. The jade is a translucent medium green color, with lighter mottling, carved on the front and reverse. Chain clasp closes securely. Gross weight of pendant approximately 38 dwts; gross weight of chain approximately 88 dwts. Pendant length approximately 2⅝ inches.
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