45 Walker Street Lenox, MA 01240 United States 413.551.7494
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Rare David Webb Shell Brooch .

Origin United States
Period 1950-1999
Materials Enamel
Condition Fair. There is an old crack in the shell which has ben expertly repaired and is not very notceable. We believe this happened during the process of setting the stones when it was originally manufactured.
Description This is a rare David Webb brooch from 1965 as pictured in the beautiful coffee table book about Webb. The cabochon cut emeralds, rubys and sapphires are set into green enamel leaves with highlights of diamonds. The highly prized shell is from a Wentletrap snail. In the 18th century a single specimen sold for over 37 times the amount paid for an El Greco painting at the same auction. This is a very special piece of jewelry.
Gemstones Blue Sapphire, Emerald, Ruby, White Diamond
Metals Enamel, Gold
Gender Ladies'
Styles / Movements Fine Jewelry, Rare Jewels, Signed Pieces
Incollect Reference Number 258412
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