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    Sale 1088

    Magnificent Jadeite Jewellery

    31 October 1994, Hong Kong

  • Lot 701

    A VERY RARE ANTIQUE CHINESE ROSARY

    Price Realised  

    A VERY RARE ANTIQUE CHINESE ROSARY

    The eighteen apple green jadeite beads spaced with four larger coral beads, 14 spacers and a fondouda, suspending a watermelon tourmaline pendant carved as a monkey carrying a bough of peaches, further suspending a tourmaline and aquamarine peapod, the cord embroidered with rows of seed pearls, Qing dynasty (fitted box)
    jadeite beads approximately 11.5 mm

    cf examples of such rosaries from the imperial collections published in ...... (2)


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    Pre-Lot Text

    The Property of
    A CHINESE AMERICAN FAMILY


    Post Lot Text

    The use of beads in China is very closely associated with buddhist rosaries