Chinese two-part white jade brooch, the lower section modeled as a butterfly hovering over two flowers, with the carving on the upper section remniscient of a bee, 3 1/3" x 2 1/8" overall. Early 20th century. Provenance: Middle Tennessee collection, by descent from Allen and Janet Rundell. Mr. Rundell was a Vice President of the Della Rama Steamship Company in Shanghai before and after World War 2. They were interned by the Japanese during the war. This brooch and two other related lots in this auction were buried prior to the Japanese takeover and retrieved when Mr. Rundell returned. CONDITION: Clasp is broken on pin. Small loss to a foliate leaf on top corner edge of lower carving near the clasp, approximately 1/16 inch long.
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