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Lot 0189
Silver lighter with a jadeite dragon hook handle from the 19th century. This unique silver lighter rotates and is connected to a jadeite dragon belt hook. The lighter is made out of a round silver vessel and has a lid connected by a chain. It is stamped with "S & G Gump Co, Sterling." S & G Gump is a silver company that has been based in San Francisco since the 1860's. Gump's was known to buy jade and other art from China in the early 1900's. The jadeite handle is green with a carved chilong along the body and a dragon head.

Dimensions are 7 1/2 inches long by 2 inches high. All measurements are approximate.

Provenance: From a Boston estate. Collected in Hong Kong in the 1950s and 1960s.

High resolution images can be found at: https://file.ac/ZhBNoZGNjUo/

Condition

It is in overall good condition.

Starting Bid

$1,000.00

Buyer's Premium

  • 23%

Silver Lighter & Jadeite Dragon Hook Handle 19th C

Auction ended on Sun, Mar 19, 2017
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Estimate $2,000 - $2,500
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