A jadeite jade and gem-set elephant. photo Bonhams

the jadeite jade elephant with a carved emerald figure riding in a gold howdah, accentuated throughout with various shapes of emeralds, sapphires, rubies and freshwater cultured pearls, with wooden stand; detailed in fourteen karat gold; dimensions: 7 3/4 x 3 1/4 x 7in. (please contact the jewelry department for details of the condition, elephant photographed without stand). Sold for $7,930

Bonhams and Butterfields. Fine Jewelry, 15 Dec 2010. New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco www.bonhams.com