Lot 303
  • 303

A WHITE JADE 'BAT' BELT BUCKLE QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY |

Estimate
5,000 - 7,000 GBP
bidding is closed

Description

  • The longer half: 6 cm, 2 3/8  in.
carved in high relief with a cluster of pomegranates and insect on one half of the buckle terminating in a dragon-head hook, the other with a rectangular aperture carved with a bat perched on ripe peaches, the underside of each with a raised circular panel detailed with chrysanthemums

Condition

This is in overall good condition apart from minute chips to extremities, the colour of the jade is slightly darker than illustrated.
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Catalogue Note

Related examples included one in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, illustrated in Ming Wilson, Chinese Jades, London, 2004, pl. 29; and another, from the von Orertzen collection, published in S. Howard Handsford, Jade. Essence of Hills and Streams, London, 1969, pl. D60.