DescriptionEnamel, Gold Earrings, David Webb
The earrings feature white and red enamel applied on 18k gold, marked Webb for David Webb. Gross weight 17.70 grams.
Dimensions: 5/8 inch x 1/2 inch
*Note: earrings are designed for non-pierced ears
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000.
Designer: David Webb
Notes: A classic Webb design - charming pair of little frogs. Utterly irresistible!
David Webb: Formed in 1946 by partners David Webb and Nina Silberstein, David Webb Inc. created colorful jewelry recognized for its bold, sculptural design. Webb drew inspiration from the work of Cartier, Seaman Schepps, Faberge and Verdura. His passion for color, texture, enamel, gems and unusual materials brought him to the forefront of jewelry design in the 1950s and 1960s. His fondness for nature and ancient cultures influenced his most famous motifs, stylized animals and flowers. David Webb created contemporary wearable gold sculptures until his death in 1975. He left behind a legacy as one of the pioneers of American jewelry design. David Webb Inc. continues to produce jewelry based upon original artwork and sketches, under new ownership.
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2017 December 5 - 6 Holiday Luxury Accessories Signature Auction - New York
REALIZED SO FAR $1,849,198