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18 Karat Gold, Nephrite and Colored Stone Pendant-Necklace, David Webb. photo Sotheby's

The pendant composed of a carved nephrite plaque, accented by a pear-shaped cabochon ruby measuring approximately 12.7 by 8.9 mm., a cabochon emerald measuring approximately 8.2 by 6.8 mm., and sapphire cabochons measuring approximately 5.7 by 4.9 mm. to 3.6 mm., completed by a gold necklace designed as lionheads, gross weight of necklace 139 dwts., gross weight of pendant approximately 60 dwts., length of necklace 27 inches, necklace and pendant signed Webb, an 8-inch section of the necklace may be detached to be worn as a bracelet, pendant detaches to be worn as a brooch. Estimate 20,000—30,000 USD. Lot Sold 22,500 USD

Sotheby's. Important Jewels, 02 Feb 11, New York www.sothebys.com