18 March 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 12,500
Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000
TWO FINELY CARVED WHITE JADE BELT HOOKS
One finely carved with a horse-head hook and a pair of ribbon-tied scrolls in relief along the top of the shaft, the translucent stone of even white tone with a small patch of feathery russet mottling; the other with ram's-head hook, and carved and undercut with a yinyang symbol superimposed on leafy peony scroll, the stone of pale greenish-white tone with russet markings
3 7/8 and 3 5/8 in. (9.8 and 9.2 cm.) long (2)
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