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A small chinese grey jade carving of a qilin. 19th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2011

The recumbent mythical beast is carved with its head turned to one side, grasping a spray of lingzhiin its mouth, attached on a later black stand; 1¾ in. (4.5 cm.) wide, fixed lacquered wood stand. Estimate £600 - £1,000 - Price Realized  £6,000

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A small chinese white jade shallow dish. 20th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2011

Carved in the form of an upturned flower head, the eight petals forming the gently lobed sides, the stone of an even very pale tone; 4 in. (10 cm.) wide. Estimate £600 - £1,000- Price Realized  £4,375

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A Chinese jadeite pendant with necklace. 2oth century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2011

The pendant carved and pierced with magpies amongst blossoming prunus and foliage, attached to a bead necklace with a coral bead; The pendant, 1½ x 2 in. (3.5 x 5 cm.).Estimate £600 - £1,000Price Realized £4,000

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Three chinese jade carvings. 18th/19th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2011

Comprising a bidisc; a pendant; and a carving of peaches with woodstand..The bidisc, 2¼ in. (5.2 cm.) diam. (3). Estimate £800 - £1,200 - Price Realized  £3,750

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Three chinese jade carvings. 18th/19th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2011

Comprising two white jade pierced pendants; and a celadon jade bidisc surmounted by a scrolling chilong. The first, 2 in. (5.2 cm.) high (3).. Estimate £800 - £1,200Price Realized  £3,500

From a private collection, acquired mid 1940's - mid 1960's

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A Chinese jade oval plaque.  Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2011

Carved and pierced in openwork and highrelief with a crane in flight above flowering lotus blossoms; 3½ in. (9 cm.) wide. Estimate £1,500 - £2,500 - Price Realized  £2,500

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Three chinese jade carvings. 18th/19th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2011

Comprising a belt buckle; a bi disc; and a carved pendant. The belt buckle, 3¼ in. (8.2 cm.) long (3. Estimate £600 - £1,000- Price Realized £2,250

Christie's Interiors Including Paintings, Drawings & Watercolours From The Collection of The Late John Appleby,1 March 2011 London, South Kensington www.christies.com