Mikhail Baryshnikov & A David Webb Brooch. Photo: Sotheby's
From his commanding stance to the details on his costume, it is as if Mikhail Baryshnikov was David Webb’s muse when creating this military-inspired brooch. The design, like this portrait, is as powerful as it is playful.
Francesco Scavullo (1921-2004), Mikhail Baryshnikov, gelatin silver print, mounted, the Sean Byrnes collection stamp on the reverse, 1981, printed later (Scavullo: 1948-1984, p. 206), 27 7/8 by 18 3/4 in. (70.8 by 47.6 cm.). Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's
Provenance: The collection of Sean Byrnes
18 Karat Gold, Platinum, Diamond, Colored Diamond and Enamel Brooch, David Webb. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's
The Napoleon-esque figure, in a military coat and bicorn hat, highlighted with red and blue enamel, the collar and hat accented with round diamonds weighing approximately 2.50 carats, the eyes set with two round diamonds of yellow hue, gross weight approximately 38 dwts, signed David Webb.
Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity from David Webb.
Please note the diamonds of yellow hue have not been tested for natural origin of color.