7 November 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 2,500
Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
A WHITE JADE BELT PLAQUE, 19TH CENTURY
of rectangular form, carved in relief with a scrolling dragon, holding a lotus spray in its mouth -- 2 13/16in. (7.2cm.) wide.
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