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    Sale 1976

    Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works Of Art

    19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 462

    THREE WHITE JADE GILT-METAL BELT PLAQUES

    18TH/19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    THREE WHITE JADE GILT-METAL BELT PLAQUES
    18TH/19TH CENTURY
    Comprising a rectangular buckle and two rectangular belt segments, one end of each belt segment with trefoil hinged loop and embellished with ruby and emerald-colored cut glass 'jewels', each inset with a jade plaque of even white tone
    2½ in. and 2 7/8 in. (6.3 cm. and 7.2 cm.) long, fitted box (3)


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    Compare the first-rank official belt, chao dai, ornamented with three white jade-inset gilt-bronze plaques which was given to General Gordon by the Tongzhi Emperor and which is now in the Royal Engineers Museum. See, G. Dickenson and L. Wrigglesworth, Imperial Wardrobe, London, 1990, p. 157, pl. 139. On this belt, embroidered silk purses and ceremonial kerchiefs are shown suspended from the loops of the outer two plaques.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MR. AND MRS. MALCOLM E. MCPHERSON