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  • Catalogue Essay

    As an auspicious symbol of purity and integrity, Magnolia (yulan) is placed first among the five most popular flora species found in traditional Chinese gardens. An emblem of femininity and fairness, their sweet fragrance and creamy white petals evoke the elegant silhouette of a lady with long slender fingers, as the narration in ancient Chinese poetry went. Emitting a translucent vivacious glow, this jadeite of fine material perfectly depicts a fresh and lush magnolia flower seconds before it blossoms – a moment of graceful poise that was skilfully carved and transformed into eternal praise.

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A Jadeite and Diamond 'Magnolia' Pendant

Estimate
HK$55,000 - 70,000 
$7,000-9,000

Sold for HK$62,500

Contact Specialist
Terry Chu
Head of Jewellery, Asia, Senior Director
+852 2318 2038

Jewels & Jadeite

Hong Kong Auction 29 May 2017