PROPERTY FROM AN ENGLISH PRIVATE COLLECTION
A PALE CELADON JADE 'PHOENIX' BELT HOOK
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
the curved shaft worked with a small bird grasping a stem of grain, terminating with a phoenix head, the stone of an even pale celadon colour
Length 8.7 cm, 3⅜ in.
The belt-hook is in very good condition and it should be noted is of a lighter celadon tone than the catalogue illustration would suggest.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."