Asian Art Auction

June 12, 2017

LOT 89

Lot 89

A White Jade Belthook, 19th Century

A White Jade Belthook, 19th Century
Lot 89 Details
A White Jade Belthook, 19th Century

The hook carved skillfully as a dragon head greeting an advancing playful chi dragon, the jade of uniform mutton fat white complexion
length 3.3" — 8.5 cm.

Estimate $2,000-$3,000

Realised: $1,680
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report


The motif depicts the azure dragon admonishing his son, which represents the Chinese virtue of paternal responsibility and filial piety.


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LOT 89

About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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