26 March 2010,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 8,750
Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000
A FINELY CARVED PALE GREENISH-WHITE JADE BELT HOOK
Carved in rounded relief as a recumbent stag and doe with heads turned backwards towards each other, each with a stem of lingzhi in its mouth below a bat with outstretched wings, the concave reverse with an animal mask hook and a circular button carved with a yinyang symbol, the stone of even tone and with satiny polish
3½ in. (9 cm.) long
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The combination of motifs on this fine belt hook represent a rebus for 'blessings and emolument are coming to you'.
Acquired in Boston in 1980.
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF PHILIP WOOD, SAN FRANCISCO
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