• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 2297

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    26 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1092

    A FINELY CARVED PALE GREENISH-WHITE JADE BELT HOOK

    18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A FINELY CARVED PALE GREENISH-WHITE JADE BELT HOOK
    18TH CENTURY
    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'.

    Provenance

    Acquired in Boston in 1980.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF PHILIP WOOD, SAN FRANCISCO