China, 16th-17th century. Each of rectangular form and carved in openwork with coiled chilong, the hook terminating in a dragon head which fits perfectly into the semicircular loop on the buckle. The semi-translucent stone is of a distinct cream tone with dark veins and cloudy inclusions.
Provenance: David Baker, London, United Kingdom. Established in 1978, David Baker Oriental Art is known for early ceramics, jades and works of art from China, Japan, and Korea. Baker was also instrumental in the founding of Asian Art in London in 1998.
Condition: Very good condition with minor old wear and some nibbling to edges. The stone with natural fissures, some of which may have developed into small hairline cracks over time. Good, naturally grown patina with a smooth feeling overall.
Weight: 31.0 g (the buckle) and 36.6 g (the hook)
Dimensions: Length 4.7 cm (the buckle), 5 cm (the hook), and 8.5 cm (when attached together)
Auction result comparison: Compare a related white and russet jade belt hook and buckle, of similar form and also carved with a chilong and dragon-head hook, dated to the 17th century, at Sotheby’s Hong Kong in The Muwen Tang Collection Of Chinese Jades on 30 November 2016, lot 45, sold for HKD 56,250 (part-lot, together with a smaller jade ornament).
來源：倫敦David Baker收藏，創建於 1978。David Baker 東方藝術收藏中以中國、日本和韓國的早期陶瓷、玉器和藝術品而聞名。 Baker還在1998 年創立的倫敦亞洲藝術中心發揮了重要作用。
重量：帶扣31.0 克，帶鈎36.6 克
尺寸：帶扣長4.7 厘米，帶鈎5 厘米，合在一起為 8.5 厘米
拍賣結果比較：比較一件相近的十七世紀白玉螭龍紋帶扣，見香港蘇富比The Muwen Tang Collection Of Chinese Jades 2016年11月30日 lot 45, 售價HKD 56,250。
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