A jade belthook with mounted magnifier Qing dynasty
Lot 344
A white jade belthook Qianlong
Sold for HK$ 150,000 (US$ 19,343) inc. premium
Lot Details
A white jade belthook
Qianlong
The jade ornament finely worked with long curved body and circular knop at the underside, extending to an upturned dragon head, a chi dragon with bifurcated tail intercoiled within leafy vines clambering atop the body on all fours greeting the mythical beast, fitted to and comprising the handle of a magnifying glass.
25.9cm high.

Footnotes

  • 清乾隆 白玉帶鉤嵌銅鎏金凸透鏡

    鏡柄由白玉帶鉤改制而成,龍首為鉤首,凸眼張口,雙角後抿。鉤身成琵琶形,上浮雕一口銜靈芝螭龍匍匐而行,龍尾分卷,頭與鉤首的龍首相對,為玉帶鉤常見「蒼龍教子」題材。鉤身下有一圓形鉤鈕,上嵌銅鎏金鏡柄,鏡柄套住鉤首組成圓形鏡框。

    此白玉帶鉤玉質肥潤,而其銅鎏金及凸透鏡鑲嵌工藝則可能是由後期西洋改製而成,另說由中國工匠用舊器改製後並出口西洋。
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