London, South Kensington
13 November 2015
A MOTTLED CELADON JADE BIRD PENDANT AND A PALE CELADON JADE BELT HOOK
MING DYNASTY (1368-1644) AND 19TH CENTURY
The first is carved as a bird, its wings splayed and its head turned. The beak and the back side are pierced with small holes for attachment. The stone is of a dark celadon tone with some brownish inclusions. The belt hook is carved with a dragon-head terminal, the shaft incised with archaistic motifs with a flower stud on the reverse. The stone is a pale greenish tone with cloudy inclusions.
The largest belt hook 5 3/8 in. (14.5 cm) long
Property from a Distinguished European Collection, predominantly assembled between 1965 and 1990.
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