50 Years New in Asia: The Emperor's Treasure


The Imperial Green jadeite bead necklace is named the Emperor’s Treasure (天祿琳瑯), based on the Tianlu Linlang Collection. Comprising an assortment of rare antique manuscripts, including Song and Liao period scripts, the collection was stored in the Qianqing Hall (乾清宮) of the Imperial Palace. This was officially named by Emperor Qianlong as “Gems of Heavenly Favour” in 1744, which is the year that Sotheby’s was founded. The beads on this exceptional necklace are well matched, with fine Imperial Green colour and superb texture. With 43 beads ranging from 11 – 13mm in size, the necklace is perfect in its roundness. Jadeite bead necklaces are treasured collectors’ pieces, as works of the highest qualities are exceedingly rare.

Discover this exceptional jadeite necklace and more in 50th Anniversary Luxury Evening Auction: The Exceptionals and join us live on 5 April 2023.

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