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Circa Qing Dynasty, Late 18th/ early 19th Century CHINESE Jade Gilded Bronze Belt Buckle
featuring large and luscious Celadon Jade stones. The fine and highly polished jade stones are thick and chunky pieces set in gilded bronze decorated with highly desirable bat design. When an adornment incorporates a bat design, it is said to be a wish for blessings and happiness.
Chinese robes had no pockets and belts (Chao Dai), created of tightly woven silk, were worn closely belted over the robe.
The quality of the Buckle would indicate the status of the wearer and the jade plaques reflected high social standing. The belt would have a range of items hung from it such as fan cases, fragrance purses and tobacco or snuff bottle pouches.
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3.75” L x 2” W (at center); and 1.50” W (at ends)
Jade sections measure:
Center 1 5/8” W x 1 1/2” H
Ends 1” H x 1/2” W
105.6 grams total weight
Gorgeous condition, no cracks or chips to Jade
(see photos for best description)
Antique Late 19c Chinese Celadon Jade Gilt Bronze Qing Dynasty BELT BUCKLE