Two carved jadeite plaques

The oval jadeite plaque of opaque emerald green colour carved with dragon motifs to the front and the reverse, atop a carved Kirin (a Chinese unicorn), symbolised longevity, strung on a black cord decorated with a pink tourmaline bead; the rectangular jadeite plaque of similar colour and translucency carved with dragon and lingzhi-ruyi motifs on both sides, strung on a black cord decorated with a carved citrine quartz. (2) - oval and rectangular plaque approximately 62.00 x 33.83 x 13.46 and 61.68 x 31.43 x 15.61mm respectively; tourmaline and citrine beads approximately 10.45 x 9.69 and 12.44 x 11.20mm respectively - Estimate : 50,000—80,000 HKD

Accompanied by Hong Kong Jade & Stone Laboratory Limited certificate numbered KJ36109 and KJ36110, dated 3 July 2008, stating that the jadeites are natural, known in the trade as "A Jade"; also accompanied by two wooden stands.

Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels & Jadeite. 07 Oct 08. Hong Kong - www.sothebys.com