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Important enamel, nephrite, ruby and diamond Chimera bangle, David Webb. photo Sotheby's

The two 'Chimera' head terminals of carved nephrite enhanced with cabochon rubies and brilliant-cut diamonds, the sides set with fluted nephrite sections alternating with white enamel bands, mounted in platinum and yellow gold, signed Webb. Est. 60,000—100,000 CHF. Lot Sold 86,500 CHF

LITERATURE AND REFERENCES: Cf: Magnificent Jewels, Sotheby's, New York, 2008, page 220-221 for an example of a 'Chimera' bangle by David Webb.

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Enamel, nephrite and sapphire long chain, David Webb. photo Sotheby's

Designed as a graduated row of hammered gold and white enamel links decorated with cabochon sapphires, suspending at the front a carved nephrite pendant, length approximately 700mm, signed David Webb. Est. 20,000—40,000 CHF. Lot Sold 37,500 CHF

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Enamel, nephrite, ruby and sapphire 'Dragon' pendant/brooch, David Webb. photo Sotheby's

The carved nephrite, plaque decorated with cabochon sapphires and rubies, applied with white enamel, mounted in yellow gold, signed Webb. Est. 15,000—25,000 CHF. Lot Sold 18,750 CHF

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Jade and ruby bangle, David Webb. photo Sotheby's

Set at the center with a carved jade representing a dragon, decorated with a cabochon ruby, mounted in yellow gold, circumference approximately 153mm , signed Webb. Est. 15,000—25,000 CHF. Lot Sold 18,750 CHF

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Gold, jade, emerald and ruby pendant, David Webb. photo Sotheby's

Designed as a large carved jade plaque representing a dragon set with cabochon rubies and emeralds, on a chain of green silk and jade links decorated with cabochon rubies, length approximately 520mm, unsigned. Est. 10,000—20,000 CHF. Lot Sold 17,500 CHF

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Pair of jade and diamond ear clips, David Webb. photo Sotheby's

Each set with carved jade panels decorated with brilliant-cut diamonds, mounted in yellow gold, signed Webb. Est. 10,000—20,000 CHF. Lot Sold 16,250 CHF

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Enamel, jade, sapphire, emerald and ruby pendant/brooch, David Webb. photo Sotheby's

The large carved jade plaque depicting a dragon set with ruby, sapphire and emerald cabochons within a black enamel frame, signed David Webb. Est. 10,000—20,000 CHF. Lot Sold 15,000 CHF

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Gold, nephrite and ruby ring, David Webb. photo Sotheby's

Modelled as a panther, the carved nephrite body accented with cabochon ruby eyes, mounted in yellow gold, size 52, signed Webb. Est. 10,000—20,000 CHF. Lot Sold 12,500 CHF

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Gold and jade ring, David Webb. photo Sotheby's.

Set at the center with a carved jade circular panel, mounted in yellow gold, size 52, signed Webb. Est. 10,000—15,000 CHF. Lot Sold 11,250 CHF

Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels. 16 Nov 10. Geneva  www.sothebys.com