Lot 67. A rare gold filigree 'phoenix' bracelet with original ivory box, Late Qing Dynasty. The bracelet, 18.3cm (7 3/16in) long, 18ct gold, 49.91g. Estimate £ 3,000-5,000. Sold for £ 6,875 (€ 7,867). Courtesy Bonhams.
Superbly worked in filigree, with fine gold wires forming the multi-layered decoration, the central section with a phoenix with wings spread, flanked by a pair of phoenix, tree shrews and snakes; the rectangular ivory box carved on the cover with a central cartouche with figures under a willow tree by a pagoda, framed by rose petals in the corners.
Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART, London, 12 November 2015