A pale green jade belt hook, 18th-19th century. Estimate £4,000 – 5,000 (€5,400 – 6,800). Photo: Bonhams.
The belt hook carved as a sinuous young dragon with a lingzhi spray confronting a larger dragon head, a circular boss to the reverse, the stone of an even pale celadon hue, fitted wood stand. 10.3cm (4in) long (2).
Provenance: A Dutch private collection.
Bonhams. ASIAN ART, 25 Feb 2015 10:30 GMT – LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE