David Webb diamond bracelet w/papers, 59.2 dwts c.1970
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David Webb 18k platinum and gold diamond bracelet w/papers,circa 1970,59.2 dwts.The 18k yellow gold bracelet having twenty four platinum tulip form settings with ten round E-F color VS1 clarity .10ct to .15ct full cut diamonds in each setting for a total diamond weight of approximately 30 carats.Marked: "Webb" with an "R" in a circle, and "18k" and "Plat" and the stamp "1A8*".Excellent condition.Estate of Leo and Anita Jaffe, NYC.Leo was head of Columbia Motion Pictures Studio for 20 years.Leo passed away in 1997, Anita passed away in 2017.We took the bracelet to David Webb in NYC, and they issued us a certificate of authenticity, after checking their archives.The certificate is included in the sale.6" in a round///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////History of David Webb(from Gesner Estate Jewelry website)David Webb, jewelry creator and designer of David Webb rings, bracelets and necklaces was born in Asheville, North Carolina in 1925. He lived in a boarding house with his mother. The boarding house, known as the Carolina Bed & Breakfast, was run by his mother during the Great Depression. At the age of 17, David Webb moved to New York and in 1945, together with his partner Nina Silberstein, opened his first shop after a three year apprenticeship.In 1960, Webb moved to 57th Street in New York City and sold his jewelry designs to select clients in his upstairs private salon. Some of his more well-known clients were the Rockefellers, the Vanderbilts, Andy Worhol, Princess Grace of Monaco, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Elizabeth Taylor and Lana Turner. Gwen Stefanie and Jennifer Lopez more recently have been seen wearing his jewelry.WebbÂ’s work was influenced by nature, animals and by master jewelers Peter Carl Faberge and Cellini to name a few. His use of bold colors and animal motifs such as enameled zebras, crocodiles or dragons became his signature designs. He also incorporated carved crystal, enamel with diamonds, semi-precious colored gemstones and pearls into his designs.David Webb died at the age of 50 from pancreatic cancer.Reproduction of his jewelry and objects dÂ’art is controlled by Nina Silberstein as CEO and her children, Stanley Silberstein (President) and Sharon Silberstein (Vice President and Creative Director). WebbÂ’s jewelry reproductions continue to be made in his workshop above the Madison Avenue store in New York City.David Webb jewelry celebrated their 60th anniversary in 2008.In 2009, they filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in Manhattan.In 2010, the company was bought by three jewelers-Mark Emanuel, Sima Ghadamin and Robert Sadian for $11 million dollars./////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////Our auction house is at 110 west 25th street between 6th and 7th avenueGallery phone number is 646 590-2788These items are available for viewing every day, and on the morning of the auction.Interested parties can participate in the live auction, Sunday March 11th, if seating is available, or through liveauctioneers.
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