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An amber and jadeite mandarin court necklace. Qing dynasty, circa 1900. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010

composed of 121 amberoid beads and four spherical jadeite terminal beads, one with tassel. Estimate £4,000 - £5,000. Price Realised £5,000

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A yellow glass bead belt with gilt buckle and a collection of jewelery. Qing dynasty, 19th century and later. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 

the belt composed of three strings of beads, the gilt buckle worked with bats, rui fungus, a shou character and a cat head terminal. Estimate £800 - £1,500. Price Realised £4,000

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A blue glass mandarin necklace. Qing dynasty, early 20th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010

with three pendants and a blue glass terminal tassel. Estimate £1,000 - £2,000. Price Realised £3,750

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A mandarin court necklace. Qing dynasty, circa 1900. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010

composed of 104 ivory carved beads, with enamel tassels and pendants. Estimate £1,000 - £2,000. Price Realised £2750

Christie's. Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles, 12 November 2010, London, South Kensington www.christies.com