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DescriptionJadeite Jade, Lapis Lazuli, Gold Pendant-Necklace, David Webb
The enhancer-pendant features pierced and carved jadeite jade plaques, enhanced by lapis lazuli tablets, set in hammered 18k gold, suspended by a green cord capped with gold hook closures, marked Webb. Gross weight 34.60 grams.
Pendant Dimensions: 2-1/2 inches x 1-1/2 inches
Cord Length: 15 inches
*Note: jadeite jade not tested for origin of color or treatment
Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000.
Type(s): Jadeite Jade, Lapis Lazuli
Count: 1 - 25
Avg Quality: Good
Overall Condition: Good
Condition Notes: Jadeite displays mottling throughout. Pendant enhancer and cord caps stamped WEBB 18K.
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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