This high quality antique Chinese ladies belt dates to the Qing Dynasty (1821-50) and would have been made for a wealthy lady. Constructed in unhallmarked silver with mother of pearl discs it depicts dynamic dragons and clouds with Chinese characters.
The characters include: Fu-Happiness; Shou-Longevity; Old like the pine tree; young as Lingzhi & Orchid; Flower Blossom depicting Wealth and Nobility; Bamboo representing safety and security. It is offered in very good original and untouched condition. The silver is unmarked.
The dimensions are: full length of 76cm or 30" with height of the large discs and buckle: 5cm or 1.97". The belt weighs 199 gr or 128 penny weight.