Vintage-to-Antique Hand Carved Jadeite Earrings in 14K
Hong Kong has long been recognized as the world's center of the Jade Trade. Jade Auctions held in Hong Kong time-and-again have established world-record prices for the most highly prized Jade Pieces. For example, The Hutton-Mdivani Necklace from the estate of Barbara Hutton comprises 27 jadeite beads with a clasp design by Cartier. It was sold at the 2014 Sotheby's Auction in Hong Kong for a staggering 214.04 million HKD or the equivalent of about $27.27 million, making it the most expensive piece of jade ever.
Enter these beautiful earrings. From Chen Brothers Jade on Sawyndham Street (Wyndham Street) these earrings were acquired in the late 50s to early 60s, placing them on the cusp for our definition of Vintage/Antique. And they are exquisite. Beautiful coloration of natural, untreated, Type-A Jadeite ranging from Apple to Emerald Green. Their settings are hand made in 14K Gold. They are in nearly perfect condition - actually we see no issues at all. As mentioned, the floral Jadeite Cabochons are sharp and crisp and the floral imagery is well defined. A feast for the eyes. Each earring measures approximately 20mm x 17mm - fairly large. Heirloom pieces looking for a new home.
We acquired these earrings in their original Chen Brothers Box as shown. We rehomed them to a new box which we feel affords better protection, but the original box will be included when shipped.
Fine, fine Jade and a bit under $27.27 Million.