18 March 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 8,125
Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000
TWO WHITE JADE BELT HOOKS
Both belt hooks carved with a dragon-head hook, the shaft of the larger belt hook carved in shallow relief with an archaistic dragon, the shaft of the smaller belt hook carved and undercut on top with a phoenix grasping a lingzhi sprig in its beak, both carved from stone of even pale greenish-white tone
4¼ and 3 in. (10.7 and 7.5 cm.) long (2)
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