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    Sale 2269

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Jades from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

    19 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 665

    **A RARE JADE, HARDSTONE, AND KINGFISHER FEATHER-EMBELLISHED CLOUD COLLAR

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    **A RARE JADE, HARDSTONE, AND KINGFISHER FEATHER-EMBELLISHED CLOUD COLLAR
    LATE QING DYNASTY
    The circular collar comprised of seventeen black silk pendent tabs, the central tab suspending a large ruyi head and the other sixteen of lingzhi form, all decorated with appliques made from various materials including jade, jadeite, hardstone, amber, coral, and kingfisher feather-embellished silver gilt, the two back tabs joined by a two-part white jade garment clasp and a gilt-silver clasp with a large amber butterfly positioned between, all within borders of gold-wrapped thread and backed in jadeite-green silk; with the original red-lacquered fan-shaped box
    32½ in. (82.5 cm.) wide approximately


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