Lot 1440. An amber and jadeite court necklace (chao zhu), Qing dynasty, 19th century. Length 53 in., 134.6 cm. Estimate $8,000 - $12,000. Sold: $22,500. © Sotheby's
the 108 amber beads divided by four pale green jadeite fotou (Buddha heads), the fotou at the back connected to a gourd-shaped fotouta (Buddha head stupa), supporting a silk cord tassel intersected by a flattened rectangular jadeite pendant, terminating to a filigree-mounted jadeite tear-shaped bead, enhanced by three jinnian strands each strung with ten coral beads, wood and glass display frame (2).
Provenance: Collection of Aileen Aderton (1904-2005), Maryland, and thence by descent.
Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art, New York, 18 March 2017