Lot 725. A rare jade, silver and gold-inlaid bronze belt hook, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220); 7 3⁄4 in. (19.9 cm.) long, cloth box. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 52,920. © Christie's 2022
The shaft is inlaid with five gold plaques decorated with coiled beasts interspersed with four pale greyish-green jade plaques with commas. The outer border is further decorated with gold and silver inlays with angular scroll design.
Provenance: Galaxie Art (B. K. Wong), Hong Kong, 25 October 1986.
Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 25 march 2022