A PALE CELADON JADE-INLAID GILT-METAL BELT BUCKLE
QING DYNASTY, 18TH/19TH CENTURY
formed with two jade plaques each decorated with a flowerhead borne on leafy stem, mounted on gilt-bronze fittings, one half of the buckle terminating in a dragon-head hook, the other with an accommodating rounded aperture
Length 12.3 cm, 4⅞ in.
There are general wear and rubbing to the gilding, and nicks to the extremities. Five of the screws at the back are missing.
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