A jade bird-form belt hook  Late Warring States/Early Western Han dynasty

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Lot 304
A jade bird-form belt hook
Late Warring States/Early Western Han dynasty

US$ 3,000 - 5,000
£ 2,400 - 4,100
PROPERTY FROM THE RENLU COLLECTION
A jade bird-form belt hook
Late Warring States/Early Western Han dynasty
Raised on a large circular stud for attachment, elegantly carved with long tail feathers set off by a short neck and slender head turned back to form the hook, the stone a pale greenish-yellow with white alterations from burial.
1 3/8in (3.5cm) long

Footnotes

  • 戰國晚期/西漢早期 鳥形玉帶鈎一件

    See a closely related bird-form belt hook published by J.J. Lally & Co., New York, June 1 to 25, 1994, catalog 41. Bronze examples of this type are illustrated in Bernhard Karlgren, Chinese Agraffes in Two Swedish Collections (Stockholm, BMFEA, 1966), no. 38, pl. 75. See also Sotheby's New York, September 10, 2019, lot 238.
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A jade bird-form belt hook  Late Warring States/Early Western Han dynasty
A jade bird-form belt hook  Late Warring States/Early Western Han dynasty
A jade bird-form belt hook  Late Warring States/Early Western Han dynasty
A jade bird-form belt hook  Late Warring States/Early Western Han dynasty
A jade bird-form belt hook  Late Warring States/Early Western Han dynasty
A jade bird-form belt hook  Late Warring States/Early Western Han dynasty
A jade bird-form belt hook  Late Warring States/Early Western Han dynasty
A jade bird-form belt hook  Late Warring States/Early Western Han dynasty
A jade bird-form belt hook  Late Warring States/Early Western Han dynasty
A jade bird-form belt hook  Late Warring States/Early Western Han dynasty
A jade bird-form belt hook  Late Warring States/Early Western Han dynasty
A jade bird-form belt hook  Late Warring States/Early Western Han dynasty
A jade bird-form belt hook  Late Warring States/Early Western Han dynasty
A jade bird-form belt hook  Late Warring States/Early Western Han dynasty
A jade bird-form belt hook  Late Warring States/Early Western Han dynasty
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