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COLLIER DE COUR EN AMBRE, JADE, AMETHYSTE ET LAPIS LAZULI, CHAOZHU
COLLIER DE COUR EN AMBRE, JADE, AMETHYSTE ET LAPIS LAZULI, CHAOZHU
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COLLIER DE COUR EN AGATE, JADE, AMETHYSTE ET LAPIS LAZULI, CHAOZHU

CHINE, DYNASTIE QING, XIXEME SIECLE

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COLLIER DE COUR EN AGATE, JADE, AMETHYSTE ET LAPIS LAZULI, CHAOZHU
CHINE, DYNASTIE QING, XIXEME SIECLE
Le collier est composé de cent huit perles en agate de couleur miel espacées de trois perles «tête de Bouddha» en améthyste. La partie inférieure est décorée d'une double-gourde en deux parties (fotouta), d'une plaque ovale en jade blanc à laquelle est suspendue une goutte d'améthyste et de trois chaînes de perles de lapis lazuli se terminant par des gouttes d'améthyste similaires délicatement montées en métal doré.
Longueur du tour du collier: circa 116 cm. (circa 45 ¾ in.)
Diamètre approximatif d'une perle en agate: circa 1,5 cm. (circa 1/2 in.)
Provenance
Previously from a French private collection.
Post lot text
AN AGATE, JADE, AMETHYST AND LAPIS LAZULI COURT NECKLACE, CHAOZHU
CHINA, QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY
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Veuillez noter que ce collier n'est pas en ambre mais en agate.
Please note that this necklace is not made in amber but in agate.

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Lot Essay

The Qing court necklace was an essential part of court dress, indicating both rank and season, with different materials required for different ceremonies. The materials and form of the mandarin necklace were strictly codified in the Qing Huidian Tukao, written in the early Qing dynasty, and also in the Huangchao Liqi Tushi, compiled during Qianlong's thirtieth year (AD 1767). Linked to the Buddhist rosary, the complete necklace was composed of one hundred and eight beads separated into four sections of twenty-seven beads by larger 'Buddha's head' beads, and hung with three strings or tapes which hung down the back.

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