A Chinese hand mirror with jade belt hook handle, late Qing dynasty, late 19th century-early 20th century the chased metal back centered with an off-white oval jade plaque of convex form carved with an immortal and a deer standing beneath a pine tree and s
Two Japanese inro & netsuke, , 1] Edo Biwa zu Makie Inro and signed Netsuke, Edo period, c. 1750-1850, Biwa zu (four-stringed Japanese lute) and reverse with mother of pearl inlay on a background, Technique: Kuro Urushinuri Raden Morimakie, Netsuke: (wo
A small archaistic white and russet jade belt hook, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), in the form of a dragon, finely worked, two characters marked on the underside. 9.5 cm long. Provenance: 1. Bluett & Sons Ltd., London, 13/4/1987
A Chinese jade hook belt buckle, 19th century or earlier, sculpted in classic narrow form with raised circular section to rear, below a cicada at rest tapering to a mythical beast at apex. Provenance: from an Australian collection 16 cm long
A carved celadon jade belt plaque Qing dynasty, 19th century, of oval form carved in relief with a sage standing beneath an overhanging pine tree in a rocky landscape, the reverse with a dragon's head hook and button knop carved with a yin yang motif, 7.5
A jade 'dragon' belt hook Qing dynasty, 19th century, the terminal carved in the form of a dragon's head and the shaft surmounted by a chilong in pierced relief grasping a sprig of lingzhi fungus in its jaws, the reverse with a button knop, the pale stone
An antique Chinese jadeite belt buckle, the vibrant green flecked top with carved and pierced bat, leaf and a sacred symbol design above the narrow open section with slots to each border, mildly curved, two disc form button type fittings to the base, cloud
An antique Chinese pale green jade belt hook carved from one piece of stone, the top with a sinuous chi 'hornless dragon' in high relief upon the serpentine hook confronting the head of a horned dragon, the circular button disc to the base. Length 11.8 cm
A Chinese export silver belt, marked 'Kl', late 19th/early 20th century, formed of thirteen chamfered rectangular plaques, cash discs, and 'Double Happiness' characters, chain-linked and hooking together at the ends, the plaques decorated in relief various
A Chinese export silver belt buckle marked only with a Chinese character, late 19th/early 20th century, in two parts, each a serpentine rectangular plaque, hooking together, each with a central field with Chinese characters surrounded by a border decorated
A white jade belt hook, Qing Dynasty, 18th/19th century, the curved shaft with dragon's head hook facing a chilong in pierced relief holding a lingzhi stem in its mouth, the details finely incised 11.5 cm
A Japanese carved Katsura and ivory toggle. Meiji period (1868-1912), the round carved lidded container decorated with an ivory snake interwoven through the body suspended by string from a naturalistically carved belt attachment adorned with a snail, butte
An ivory fan, Qing Dynasty, 19th century, the paper leaf painted in bright colours with ivory faced figures in garden pavilions between formal borders, the ivory sticks and guards pierced and carved with figures in garden settings; together with a silver a
Pale greenish white nephrite jade, two section belt buckle, 2.5 cm x 11.5 cm x 4.5 cm, 18/19th century Qinq Dynasty, with a dragon head forming the hook and a deeply undercut 'Chilong' surrounded by branches of 'Lingzhi' fungus which is repeated on the opp
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