1709
1709

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Conch Pearl, Gem Set and Diamond Brooch, ‘Blue Magpie’, Anna Hu
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1709

A PORTION OF THE SALE PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TO SILKROAD

Conch Pearl, Gem Set and Diamond Brooch, ‘Blue Magpie’, Anna Hu
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Conch Pearl, Gem Set and Diamond Brooch, ‘Blue Magpie’, Anna Hu
Designed as a pair of magpies, set with circular-cut sapphires, brilliant-cut diamonds and onyx, perched on a branch with a nest holding a conch pearl depicting an egg, to the flowers decorated with circular-cut Paraíba-type tourmalines and brilliant-cut diamonds, mounted in titanium, 18 karat pink and yellow gold, signed Anna Hu.
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Catalogue Note

Accompanied by SSEF report no. 86633, dated 27 June 2016, stating that the conch pearl is natural, with no indications of artificial colour modification.

Potential bidders who intend to export this lot are advised that certain permits may be required for export. If you are interested in this lot, please contact the Jewellery Department before bidding.

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Blue Magpie Brooch

Anna Hu was the first contemporary Asian jewellery artist to have a signature piece—the China Red Magpie Brooch—on permanent exhibition at The State Historical Museum of Russia. Lot 1709 is a rendition paying tribute to the Blue-and-White Flower-Bird-Motif Circle-Squared Plate from the National Museum of History, extracting the essence of Eastern arts, applied to the Blue Magpie Brooch. Blue-and-white porcelain, a classical Chinese motif combined with Western colour palettes interpreting the idyllic scene from poems, composed of the delicate decorations and exquisite branches from nature inspired by the Jesuit missionary and painter at the imperial court of China, Giuseppe Castiglione, showcases the beauty of China in a western perspective, which is also captured by Anna Hu's idyllic creation.

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