Lot 72. An apple-green jadeite belt-buckle, Qing dynasty, 19th century;4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.) long. Estimate GBP 35,000 - GBP 45,000. Price realised GBP 56,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019
The upper sections are skillfully carved in openwork to depict coiled chilongs amongst lingzhi sprays, one half with a dragon-head hook, the other with a loop. The stone is of an emerald-green tone with some paler emerald inclusions.
Note: A similarly carved two-part jadeite belt-buckle dated to the Late Qing dynasty was sold at Christie’s New York, Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Part I & II, 18.-19. September 2014, lot 1303.
A green and pale greenish-white jadeite two-part belt buckle, late Qing dynasty; 3 3/8 in. (8.5 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 32,500 at Christie’s New York, Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Part I & II, 18.-19. September 2014, lot 1303. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 5 November 2019