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David Webb Black Enamel and Gold Doorknocker Earrings


Striking and sculptural, these beautifully-made American doorknocker earrings, by David Webb from the 1960s, complement a free and spirited style. The hand-painted black enamel clip-back earrings are designed in an articulated doorknocker motif, with open oval drops suspended from rectangular-shaped gold and black enamel tops.

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Item #: ER-18497
Artist: David Webb, New York
Country: United States
Circa: 1960s
Size: 2" length, 1.125” width
Materials: Enamel; 18K Gold
Signed: "Webb 750"
Literature: Similar doorknocker earrings discussed in David Webb: The Quintessential American Jeweler, by Ruth Peltason, Assouline, 2013

David Webb is known for his enamel designs, each of which are crafted and painted by hand in the David Webb workshop on Madison Avenue in New York City. This hand-painting process is completed by a single artist, with every piece of enamelwork throughout the collections passing through one pair of artisinal hands.