Lot 521: Pair of Chinese Gem Set Tortoise Shell Bangles
October 6, 2012
Cleveland, OH, USALive Auction
Description: Late 19th or early 20th century, the pair of Chinese tortoise shell bangle bracelets, each set with jade, jadeite and semi-precious cabochons and small pearls silhouetted against a gold leaf metal band applied to the tortoise shell bangle, enclosed within beaded banding. 2.6''D. Condition: lacking one cabochon and seven seed pearls, some small coral beads missing, metal fitting on one bracelet loose, otherwise good. Provenance: From the Estate of Eloise and Waldemar Meckes, Jr.