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  • Catalogue Essay

    Peapod is one of the traditional carving motifs in Chinese culture with connotations of abundance and fertility. Bursting with seeds enveloped by a plump outline, it serves to delight as a spirited symbol of youth and growth, a reason why children are often gifted with jadeite peapod pendants. This particular peapod with three round and succulent seeds also conveys the meaning that ‘good things come in threes’. As the Latin phrase ‘omne trium perfectum’ goes, everything that comes in three is perfect, so is the auspiciousness represented by this peapod pendant.

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A Jadeite 'Peapod' and Diamond Pendant

Estimate
HK$680,000 - 880,000 
$85,000-110,000

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

Jewels & Jadeite

Hong Kong Auction 29 May 2017