Jade Elephants

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A pair of jade elephant rather exceptional value will be sold next month for a few million pounds.These elephants have been created for one of the rooms of the throne Qianlong were located on either side of the throne itself.Subsequently, they were probably introduced to Britain in the 19th century and were purchased by Ms. Marten, one of the mentees of the Queen Mother in 1953 and died earlier this year.

They are intended to be sold by auctioneers Woolley and Wallis auction in Salisbury, which last year sold a buffalo jade similar amount of 3.4 million pounds.Measuring 7.5 cm long and 6.5 cm high, the tusks of elephants were made according to the experts by the best craftsmen in China at that time. With the Chinese market today, these exceptional elephants, which are marked with the seal Qianlong, should make a good sale.

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