Sale 17JL02 | Lot 353

Multistrand Ruby Bead, Gold, Platinum, Cabochon Emerald, Emerald Bead and Diamond 'Ruby Mughal' Necklace, David Webb

Catalogue: Important Jewelry

Lot Details

Lot 353
Multistrand Ruby Bead, Gold, Platinum, Cabochon Emerald, Emerald Bead and Diamond 'Ruby Mughal' Necklace, David Webb
18 kt., composed of three strands continuing to four strands of 84 ruby beads approximately 11.5 to 7.4 mm., centering and spaced by three stylized openwork hammered gold panels, centering 3 oval cabochon emeralds, edged and accented by 40 round diamonds approximately 3.65 cts., the center panel supporting 7 drop-shaped emerald beads approximately 11.0 to 7.6 mm., capped by layered gold petals, signed Webb, circa 1981. Length 15 inches.

See Similar Example: David Webb, The Quintessential American Jeweler by Ruth Peltason, p. 270-271.


C The Estate of Aileen Mehle

Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Sold for $62,500 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Ruby beads: medium deep purplish red, heavily included, slightly visible to eye, opaque, several abrasions and pits, medium polish.

Cabochon and drop-shaped emeralds: medium green, moderately to heavily included, several surface-reaching inclusions, cavities and abrasions, visible to eye, translucent, medium polish.

Diamonds: G-H-VS, several SI.

Center panel 2 3/8 x 2 3/8 inches.

Width of beads 1 3/4 to 1 inches.


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Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Sold for $62,500 (includes buyer's premium)

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Important Jewelry

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