31 juillet 2019

A white jade 'dragon' belt buckle, Qing dynasty, 18th century

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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.

ProvenanceSotheby's Hong Kong, 17th November 1988, lot 409.

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Works of Art, Hong Kong, 07 april 2015

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