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Jadeite Bead Necklace

Auction:
3106B
Lot:
148
Sold for:
$25,830$21,000

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Auction:
Fine Jewelry - 3106B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 15, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Jadeite Bead Necklace, the double strand necklace composed of 107 beads graduating in size from approx. 4.30 to 9.50 mm, completed by an Art Deco platinum and diamond clasp, lg. 16 1/4 in.

Note: Accompanied by GIA report no. 2195285817, dated April 12, 2018, stating that the beads are jadeite jade, natural color, no indications of impregnation.

Provenance: According to family history, this necklace belonged to Susan Channing Cabot Lyman (1864-1951). The jade beads were purportedly selected on a tour of China in the early 20th century and then assembled into a necklace by Boston jeweler Firestone & Parson.
Estimate $2,000-3,000

Center stone in clasp approx. 0.50 cts.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Susan Channing Cabot Lyman, Bead, Beadwork, Combinatorics on words, Hardstone carving, Jade, Jadeite, Mineralogy, Necklace, Visual arts, China

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