PROPERTY FROM AN ENGLISH PRIVATE COLLECTION
A PALE CELADON JADE 'DRAGON' BELT HOOK
QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY
carved with a dragon's head forming the hook and facing a reticulated chilong poised on the arched stem clutching a lingzhi in its mouth, the polished stone of even pale celadon tone with russet highlights
Length 10.3 cm, 4⅛ in.
The face of the knob has been chipped off (ca. 70% of the face). There are some minute nicks to the extremities. The actual colour is less yellow than the catalogue illustration.
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