• Vintage and Modern Jewels at S auction at Christies

    Sale 5896

    Vintage and Modern Jewels at South Kensington, Including Fine Hermès Handbags

    19 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 217

    Three jadeite jade brooches

    Price Realised  


    This lot is offered without a reserve

    Three jadeite jade brooches
    Comprising: one modelled as a butterfly, the brilliant-cut diamond body to butterfly carved jade tail, carved jade wings and antennae with diamond terminals; one composed of three carved shaped jade panels with diamond borders and detail; and one composed of a varied coloured jade shaped drop carved with two carp to a diamond border and vari-coloured jade foliated carved brooch surmount, drop detachable for wear as a pendant; and a vari-coloured nephrite jade brooch carved to depict a carp (4)

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    Special Notice

    This lot is offered without reserve.
    Items which contain rubies or jadeite originating in Burma (Myanmar) may not be imported into the U.S. Please be advised that a purchasers inability to import any such item into the U.S. or any other country shall not constitute grounds for non-payment or cancellation of the sale. With respect to items that contain any other types of gemstones originating in Burma (e.g., sapphires), such items may be imported into the U.S., provided that the gemstones have been mounted or incorporated into jewellery outside of Burma and provided that the setting is not of a temporary nature (e.g., a string).
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