• Jewels at South Kensington auction at Christies

    Sale 5894

    Jewels at South Kensington

    8 September 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 152

    Three jadeite jade, diamond and gem novelty brooches

    Price Realised  


    This lot is offered without a reserve

    Three jadeite jade, diamond and gem novelty brooches
    Comprising: one modelled as a textured elephant walking on a brilliant-cut diamond bar with cabochon sapphire terminals, mounted on a circular jade disc with cabochon ruby accent; a circus monkey with pavé brilliant-cut diamond shirt riding a circular jade disc with diamond accent; and one modelled as two birds perched on a bough, each bird with cabochon jade body, diamond head and tail feathers and ruby eye, the bough with brilliant-cut diamond triple flowerhead detail (3)

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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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