London, South Kensington
12 September 2002
Two white jade dragon belt-hooks
each carved with an openwork chilong dragon clambering along the back towards the dragon-head hook at one end, the reverse with a fastening stud, the stone of even pale tone -- 5in. (12.7cm.) max. long, (minor wear).
See Illustration. (2)
The Du Breuil Collection, assembled in Beijing and Tianjin in the 1930's and 1940's.
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