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David Webb Rock Crystal Crouching Lion Brooch


Designed in 1971, this whimsical “crouching lion” brooch in 18K gold is composed of rock crystal and diamonds. The baby lion with round brilliant-cut diamond blaze and sculpted, hand textured body is set with large rock crystal briolette secured by the cat’s curling, tufted tail. This baby lion of gleaming and luminous gold and rock crystal sits playfully at the neckline or shoulder, adding a dynamic touch to any ensemble.


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Item #: BO-20638
Artist: David Webb, New York
Country: United States
Circa: 1971
Size: 2.25” length x 1.25” width
Materials: 1 briolette rock crystal (measuring approximately 27.30 X 16.70 X 14.80 Mm); 3 round brilliant-cut diamonds (approximate total weight .24 carat); 18K Gold; Platinum
Signed: WEBB 18K Platinum
Literature: A “crouching lion” brooch is pictured in David Webb: The Quintessential American Jeweler, p. 193.

The “crouching lion” is documented in David Webb: The Quintessential American Jeweler as having been “a big seller over many years” and “hard to find these days”. The text also notes that a frog brooch of the same materials is another beloved jewel to collect in this series.