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A gilt metal filigree necklace and bracelet with reticulated coral bead inlay. Photo Bonhams

The necklace of eight articulated links, each mounted with a half-cabochon of coral reticulated in a scroll pattern and surrounded by six tiny turquoise cabochons while each part of the decorative clasp displays half of a section from a coral mount to a mandarin necklace; the bracelet of similar design with four links mounted with half-cabochons of coral surrounded by four tiny turquoise cabochons, the metal mounts of the bracelet and necklace without marks (bracelet missing clasp); together with a pair of coral and gold earrings, each displaying a reticulated coral bead of different decoration than the necklace and bracelet, drilled and mounted through the center with the post of the screw back earring stamped 12K. [4]. 15 1/2in (39.5cm) length of necklace. Sold for US$8,125

Bonhams. Asian Works of Art, 21 Dec 2011, California, San Francisco www.bonhams.com