A PINK-GROUND FAMILLE-ROSE 'DRAGON' BELTHOOK QING DYNASTY, 18TH - 19TH CENTURY | 清十八至十九世紀 粉地粉彩番蓮龍首帶鉤
A PINK-GROUND FAMILLE-ROSE 'DRAGON' BELTHOOK
QING DYNASTY, 18TH - 19TH CENTURY
the curved shaft terminating in a horned dragon head, brightly painted against a pink ground with stylised lotus blooms borne on foliate scrolls, the concave underside set with a circular knop
8.7 cm, 3⅜ in.
There are small areas of retouching to the edges and neck of the dragon, the largest measuring approx. 1.2 by 0.6 cm to the knop on the underside. The belthook is otherwise in good overall condition.
整體品相良好，惟邊沿及龍頸見小處修整，最大處約1.2 x 0.6公分在底部圓鈕。
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.
Porcelain belthooks of this form, painted in variations of famille-rose palette, are found amongst the collections of the National Palace Museum, Taipei. See a ruby-ground famille-rose 'dragon' belthook illustrated in the Museum's online database (https://theme.npm.edu.tw/opendata/DigitImageSets.aspx?sNo=04010755); and another puce-enamelled example offered in this sale, lot 114.