6 November 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 6,250
Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
A PALE CELADON JADE BELT HOOK, 18TH CENTURY OR EARLIER
finely carved in relief with archaistic c-scroll design and dragon head terminal, the knop on the underside with a wave pattern -- 6 3/8in. (16.3cm.) long.
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