• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2196

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

    15 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 137

    A RARE PAIR OF WHITE JADE BELT FITTINGS

    18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A RARE PAIR OF WHITE JADE BELT FITTINGS
    18TH CENTURY
    The upper section of each in the shape of a ruyi head carved on the front with orchids, with slits in the sides to fit onto a belt, the back open to accomodate the hinged lower section which is carved in openwork as two confronted dragons, the stone of even tone and softly polished
    3½ in. (8.9 cm.) long overall (2)


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    Compare the pair of similar white jade belt fittings illustrated by Ip Yee, Chinese Jade Carving, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 1983, p. 273, no. 247. See, also, the very similar white jade belt fitting from the collection of Mrs. James Alsdorf sold in these rooms, 22 March 2007, lot 121.