Three jade and russet 'chi dragon' belt hooks
Ming and Qing dynasty
Of various sizes worked on russet inclusions, each carved with an arched body extending upwards towards an upturned dragon head with a pair of horns and furry main running down the back of its head, a winding chi dragon clambering up to greet the mythical beast; the middle belt hook with a circular knop at the underside carved in the form of a taiji symbol by cleverly using the dark and lighter tones of the stone.
Longest: 11.4cm long. (3).