Sunday May 31, 2020

Fine Arts: A frog brooch fit for a princess at Sotheby’s

David Webb’s gold and green enamel clip brooch takes pride of place at the London auction house’s latest sale of precious gems

26th April, 2020
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A gold and enamel frog brooch

If ever a frog was likely to be turned by a kiss into a prince, it is David Webb’s gold and green enamel clip brooch, the eyes set with cabochon rubies, the lips accented with round and single-cut diamonds. A highlight of Sotheby’s current online Fine Jewels auction, it has an estimate of $6,000-$8,000; bidding ends on April 29.

A second nature-inspired piece by Webb is a bracelet bangle featuring the critter...

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