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    Sale 2628

    Jewels: The Hong Kong Sale

    2 December 2008, Hong Kong

  • Lot 2874


    Price Realised  


    Comprising twelve very well-carved jadeite animals; the monkey and rat carved from translucent light lavender and pale yellow jadeite; the tiger, horse and rooster carved in translucent icy material suffused with yellow to intense russet splashes and colour; the rabbit, goat and dog carved in translucent celadon material suffused with russet patches, brown colour and dark green patches respectively; the ox, snake, dragon and pig carved from opaque jadeite of rich green, intense russet, intense green and black colour respectively; representing the rebus 'Chinese zodiac' ( ), to the wooden stand, largest carving approximately 41.45 x 63.64 x 18.68 mm
    With certificate KJ37546, KJ37547, KJ37548, KJ37549, KJ37550, KJ37551, KJ37552, KJ37555, KJ37556, KJ37557, KJ37560 and KJ37561 dated 20 August 2008 from the Hong Kong Jade & Stone Laboratory stating that the carvings are natural jadeite and no polymer is detected (12)

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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).