Iconic jewels to sell at Dreweatts this winter

David Webb

Dreweatts’ 2015 Iconic Jewels & Treasures winter sale will present pieces from top designers including David Webb, Cartier and Bulgari.

The sale, taking place Thursday December 3 at Ely House, London, will bring together a number of private collections that have in some cases remained unseen for decades.

The sale offers a menagerie of David Webb’s signature enamelled and jewelled animal bracelets and rings from a private collection. Prices for these iconic jewels range from £800 for an enamel and diamond Leo ring [Lot 293] to £22,000 for an enamel and diamond leopard bracelet [Lot 294]. Webb’s statement pieces have adorned the rich and famous for decades from Elizabeth Taylor to Jennifer Lawrence.

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Top ateliers will be represented in the sale as it features both Cartier and Bulgari at prices to suit all. The leading highlight from Cartier is a belle epoque diamond set lapel pin with catch fob, circa 1920, estimate £60,000-80,000 [Lot 122]. Further highlights from Cartier include a collection of Art Deco charms split into three lots priced from £400 that include a House and tree charm, estimated at £500-700 [Lot 258], diamond and sapphire horse shoe charm estimated at £500-700 and an emerald, sapphire drop pendant estimated at £400-600 [Lot 260].

The winter sale will also include a ruby and diamond pendant brooch by M Gérard, circa 1980, estimate £15,000-20,000 [Lot 331]. Internationally renowned for using the best possible quality stones, the stunningly designed and supple jewels of M Gérard are among the most desirable at any auction.


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