• Jewels: The Hong Kong Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2736

    Jewels: The Hong Kong Sale

    1 December 2009, Hong Kong

  • Lot 2303


    Price Realised  


    Each semi-opaque jadeite carving of bright green, russet and light yellow colour, representing the rebus 'good fortune, prosperity and longevity', finely-carved as a qilin carrying a book or a phoenix under the sun, symbolising 'qilin delivers books, phoenix flies toward the sun', to the carved wooden stand, carvings approximately 11.2 x 4.5 x 3.0 and 9.5 x 5.2 x 3.3 cm
    Accompanied by report no. KJ44085 dated 24 August 2009 from the Hong Kong Jade & Stone Laboratory stating that the carving is natural jadeite and no polymer is detected (2)

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    Items which contain rubies or jadeite originating in Burma (Myanmar) may not be imported into the U.S. As a convenience to our bidders, we have marked these lots with Y. Please be advised that a purchaser¹s 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).