PROPERTY FROM AN ENGLISH PRIVATE COLLECTION
A RED JADEITE 'CHILONG' BELT BUCKLE
QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY
the vibrant red section carved in openwork with a chilong, the hook rendered in the form of a dragon's head; together wih an amber carving of a mythical animal and an amber snuff bottle, jadeite stopper
Length of belt buckle 9.7 cm, 3⅞ in.
The belt-buckle is in good condition; the amber animal has some tiny nibbles and flakes; the snuff bottle is in good condition.
"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."