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19TH C QING WHITE JADE BELT BUCKLE MIRROR, JADEITE TOURMALINE


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ca. 1900
Late Qing Dynasty - Republic period
Silver plated bronze, khotan/hetian white jade, jadeite, tourmaline
Length: 24.5 cm / 9.6 in
Width (at widest point): 13.2 cm / 5 in
Dimensions of jade belt buckle: 11.3 x 3 cm
Diameter of circular jade plaque: 6 cm
From a Chicago, IL estate

A gorgeous late Qing silver plated bronze hand mirror, mounted with a finely carved mid-Qing white jade belt buckle for its handle. The mirror's reverse side is inset with a reticulated white jade plaque showing daoist immortals, surrounded by silver 'Shou' characters and cabochons of jadeite and tourmaline weaved together by intricate silver filigree and enamel work.

Condition: Great antique condition, some natural age tarnish to the silver filigree, some wearing away of the silver plate [Please examine all photos carefully, as they are part of the condition report.]