• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 7762

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    3 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 44

    A TOURMALINE AND CORAL COURT NECKLACE, CHAO ZHU

    LATE QING DYNASTY

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    A TOURMALINE AND CORAL COURT NECKLACE, CHAO ZHU
    LATE QING DYNASTY
    Composed of one hundred and eight light blue tourmaline beads, separated by four slightly larger coral beads, jiezhu, 'connecting beads', the central jiezhu connected to a gourd shaped fotou, 'Buddha head', suspending the beiyun, 'back cloud' which is embellished with kingfisher feathers, weighed down by drop-shaped pink and green tourmaline pendants


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