WFE 76 A large and a smaller white jade ‘chilong’ belthook

18th/19th century 

Both belthooks are carved with a dragon head terminal facing an undercut chilong on the arched stem with a lingzhi sprig in its mouth. A flat circular button is carved on the underside. Both belthooks are of even greyish-white colour wit some cloudy white inclusions.

14 and 11.5 cm long; both with elaborate wood stands

Provenance: An old Dutch collection acquired in the 1930s

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