A superb white jade 'butterfly' belt buckle
Lot 571
A superb and rare white jade 'butterfly' belt buckle Qianlong
Sold for HK$ 500,000 (US$ 64,507) inc. premium

Lot Details
The Jason Chen collection of jade belt hooks, to be sold without reserve (lots 501-571) (拍品501-571為無底價)
A superb and rare white jade 'butterfly' belt buckle
Qianlong
Elaborately worked in relief and reticulation like no other, the upper surface with two butterflies feasting on leafy tendrils, one larger than the other and both with elaborately decorated wings, all rising to a raised terminal in the form of a flowering peony bud, the underside with a flattened stylised floral spray, all amongst dense leafy scrolls.
11.3cm long.

Footnotes

  • Provenance 來源:
    Christie's London, 4 April 1979, lot 70
    The Alan and Simone Hartman collection
    Christie's Hong Kong, 28 November 2006, lot 1447

    Illustrated 出版:
    Robert Kleiner, Chinese Jades from the Collection of Alan and Simone Hartman, Hong Kong, 1996, no.158

    Exhibited 展覽:
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, August 2003-December 2004

    清乾隆 白玉鏤雕穿花蝶紋帶鉤

    帶鉤以一整件白玉鏤雕而成,首為圓雕花苞,大小蝴蝶為鉤體,飛於花葉間,鉤鈕為圓柱式正面花卉紋。玉質溫潤晶瑩,雕工細膩,層次分明,主題獨特,是不可多得之佳作。
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