Lot 3658. A white jade 'dragon' belt buckle, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 12.5 cm., 4 7/8 in. Estimate 80,000 — 100,000 HKD. Lot sold 137,500 HKD. © Sotheby's
boldly worked in openwork with a pair of chilong clambering sinuously through leafy scrolls, one half of the buckle terminating in a dragon-head hook, the other with an accommodating rectangular aperture, the underside of each with a raised circular panel, the stone of an even pale celadon white colour.
Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 17th November 1988, lot 409.
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Works of Art, Hong Kong, 07 april 2015