Pale Celadon Jade Belthook, 18th/19th Century
The hook carved in high relief as a ferocious dragon head and extending towards the smooth, curving handle. Wood stand
length 3.5" — 8.8 cm.
Chinese Jade Carvings from the Estate of Dean S. M. Field (Lots 220-225)
Dean Fields (1917-2001) initially worked for the H. Forth Gem Lab before becoming the head gem buyer for the T. Eaton Co., for which he traveled to China numerous times in the late 1950’s. Afterwards, he was one of the founders of the Canadian Gemological Association and opened up the Real & Rare Gallery on Yonge Street in Toronto.