30 April 2001
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A TWO-COLOURED JADEITE AND GEM-SET FLOWER BROOCH
The glassy colourless material naturalistically carved as a orchid flowerhead with undulating petals, the caramel-coloured section skilfully utilised to represent the central petal extending circular-cut green garnet pistils, to the 18K gold stem with circular-cut diamond detail
Flower 41.82 x 36.38 x 26.36 mm.
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