Qing dynasty The semi-translucent stone worked in the form of a bat feasting on a peach with leaves in high relief, all mounted on a gold linked-chain interspersed with thirteen smaller stones, fastened at the end with a further mounted tourmaline buckle with a safety chain. 4cm long
Peach-shaped pendants similar to the current lot have been crafted in various materials. For an example of a moulded purple glass imitating amethyst peach-shaped pendant in the Palace Museum, see Luster of Autumn Water. Glass of the Qing Imperial Workshop, Beijing, 2005, p.312, pl.136.
This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.
ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.
If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.
Buyers' Premium and Charges
For all Sales categories excluding Wine:
Buyer's Premium Rates 25% up to HKD800,000 of the Hammer Price 20% from HKD800,001 to HKD15,000,000 of the Hammer Price 12% over HKD15,000,000 of the Hammer Price.
For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.