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, famous and beautiful for decades from Elizabeth Taylor to Jennifer Lawrence.
The top ateliers are well represented in the sale featuring both Cartier and Bulgari at prices to suit all pockets. 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.