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An ivory ‘Dragon’ belt buckle, Qing dynasty, 18th-early 19th century. Photo Sotheby's

comprising of two interlocking sections, the top deftly carved in high relief with a ferocious dragon coiled around its body and clutching a flaming pearl in its claws, writhing amongst swirling clouds on a bed of tumultuous waves, all encircled by a lappet band, the underside with fastening tabs. Quantité: 2 - 7.5cm., 3in. Estimation 4,000 — 6,000 GBP 

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. London, 14 mai 2014http://www.sothebys.com/