The washer is delicately carved in the form of a flower with eight lobed petals and a smaller flowerhead to the centre. The exterior is carved of conforming shape with triangular leaves, and the washer is supported on a flowerhead foot. The stone is of an even, pale, tone.
4.7/8 in. (12.5 cm.) wide
Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
Sotheby's Hong Kong, 6 November 1996, lot 1049
Collection of the late Gerard Arnhold (1918-2010)
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Please note that the condition report has been amended and should read:
- The stone has some natural veins and snow flakes.
- There are two short hairline cracks to one petal.