Impressive jadeite and tourmaline court necklace, Qing dynasty. photo Sotheby's
Composed of a hundred and eight pink tourmaline beads, intersected by four jadeite foudou and a gourd-shaped fodouda of semi-translucent apple-green colour, supporting a silk cord tassel intersected by a flattened rectangular jadeite pendant of similar colour in a filigree silver-gilt mount, terminating to a pink tourmaline drop enhanced by three jinian strands, each composed of blue tourmaline beads, terminating with a filigree-silver mount encasing a jadeite, lapis lazuli and pink tourmaline drop respectively; beads measuring approximately 12.50mm. Est. 90,000—180,000 HKD. Lot Sold 812,000 HKD
PROVENANCE: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 10th April 2001, lot 285.
NOTE: Accompanied by a round lacquered box of 'donut' design hand-painted with dragon, phoenix, butterflies and flowers; and Hong Kong Jade & Stone Laboratory certificate numbered KJ 46373, dated 5 January 2010, stating that the jadeite bead is natural, known in the trade as "A Jade".
Pair of tri-colour jadeite bangles, Qing dynasty. photo Sotheby's
The matching circular bands of translucent bright apple-green, suffused with celadon and russet tones; interior diameter, thickness and width approximately 58.84 x 10.85 x 10.31mm and 58.43 x 10.85 x 10.10mm respectively. Est. 1,200,000—1,800,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,460,000 HKD
NOTE: Accompanied by Hong Kong Jade & Stone Laboratory certificate numbered KJ 47096 and KJ 47097, dated 26 January 2010, stating that the jadeites are natural, known in the trade as "A Jade".
Tourmaline and jadeite pendant, Qing dynasty. photo Sotheby's
The translucent pink tourmaline of rich intense pink colour, carved with pine, bamboo and prunus, symbolising the three friends of winter, suspending from a green jadeite bead and seed pearls, strung on a blue cord; pendant approximately 49.30 x 48.60 x 9.50mm. Est. 90,000—120,000 HKD. Lot Sold 312,500 HKD
Sotheby's. MAGNIFICENT JEWELS & JADEITE. 07 Apr 10. Hong Kong www.sothebys.com