PROPERTY FROM AN ENGLISH PRIVATE COLLECTION
THREE PALE CELADON JADE BELT HOOKS
LATE QING DYNASTY
comprising: a belt hook carved with a plain curved body and a hook rendered as a dragon head; and two belt hooks, each carved with a horned dragon forming the hook and a chilong on the arched shaft grasping a lingzhi spray in its jaw, all with an oval button on the underside
Length of the largest 9.6 cm, 3¾ in.
The jade belt hooks are all in good condition. It should be noted that the stones are of a slightly less yellow 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."