The collection consists of many fine and important jades and scholarly stone objects with numerous examplesning from the 19th century to several thousand years old. I have now been commissioned to sell the rest of the collection including many of the most important and extremely rare examples. Abraham was a highly respected Asian Arts dealer and collector that specialized in jades, beads, and archaic scholarly objects.
Abraham owned the Imperial Jade shop located in the famous King Edward Hotel in Toronto until the hotel closed for major renovations in 1976, 40 years ago. Abrahams jade shop was never reopened again. Abraham kept many of his most favorite examples that are now being offered in this sale. Most of the pieces have been in storage since the shop closed in 1976 and have not seen the light of day until now!
There are also a number of pieces in the collection from the highly important Sir David Percival collection, including a Huang jade pendant being offered in this sale as you will see. Much of the Percival collection is now housed in the British museum and is considered one of the finest and most important collections known. A very special once in a life-time event, and surely one of my finest and most important sales to date! I ran out of time to list items separately so thought I would make up some great combined treasure lots! The necklaces are both beautiful examples carved with rich natural butterscotch and egg yolk amber beads.
You can see in the close-up pictures the light natural crazing found on natural amber bead examples. The beads have the odd tiny nick around the mounting holes as commonly found on natural amber examples.The necklaces are otherwise in very fine original condition as seen. The longer amber necklace measures 32 inches long with beads from 1/4 to 5/8s of an inch wide. The smaller necklace measures 24 inches long with beads from 3/16 to 3/8s of an inch wide. The two amber necklaces weigh 38.2 grams.
BEST OF LUCK WITH THE AUCTIONS! All Canadian Residents will be charged HST Based on Address. We make great effort to honestly and accurately describe each item listed. Items are not returnable if it is not of the age or value you were hoping it to be, with No Exceptions.Many of the items listed are old antique pieces and in many cases over a hundred, or hundreds of years old. Powered by SixBit's eCommerce Solution. The item "2 FINE ANTIQUE CHINESE NATURAL BALTIC BUTTERSCOTCH EGG YOLK AMBER BEAD NECKLACES" is in sale since Saturday, October 15, 2016. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Vases". The seller is "joanies_house_of_treasures" and is located in Barrie, Ontario.
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