An unusual white jade horse and monkey belt hook 18th century
Lot 111
An unusual white jade 'horse and monkey' belt hook 18th century
Sold for £3,600 (US$ 6,047) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
An unusual white jade 'horse and monkey' belt hook
18th century
Of an undulating form, carved with a horse-head terminal, the mane finely incised, and two monkeys clambering over a network of gnarled peach branches, the reverse with an oval knop, 10.8cm (4¼in) long; together with a white jade group of two cats at play, the larger holding a lingzhi fungus spray in its mouth, wood stand, 5.1cm (2in) wide; and a pale green jade leaf-shaped pendant carved with recumbent cat in high relief, wood stand, both 18th/19th century, 6.2cm (2½in) long
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Footnotes

  • Provenance: an old English collection, mostly purchased in London in 1950s/60s. The cat group, Sydney L. Moss Ltd., London, label
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