Description: A collection of Chinese archaistic pale celadon jade belt fittings and a white jade archer''s ring, 17th-19th century, comprising two ''dragon-head'' belt hooks, 18th/19th century, 13.9 and 13.5cm and a sword slide, 17th/18th century, 11.3cm, all three carved in high relief with a chilong, an oval belt buckle carved in relief with two lion-dogs around a brocaded ball amid tendrils, 18th/19th century, 7.6cm, all of well-matched pale celadon jade of good even tone and a white jade archer''s ring, late 19th century, of excellent even tone, 2.6 x 3.2cm, all mounted on a sectional rosewood stand c. 1920-40.
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Notes: Provenance: Purchased from a department store in Hong Kong c.1920-1940, by Biddy Harwood and her husband, a wealthy businessman, who lived in Hong Kong at this time; thence by family descent.
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