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Chinese bronze belt buckle

Chinese bronze belt buckle

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Metalwork: Pre 1800: Item # 1300416

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William-Cozart, Inc.
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320 S. Harrington St.
Raleigh, NC 27603

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Ca. 1700s

This two-part buckle is formed with a dragon head clasp on one piece, and the other is slotted for hooking under the dragon's head. Each has a central medallion cast in low relief of a double gourd “magic elixir” bottle. Both pieces are finished with a stylized bat motif. The underside of each has two attached pieces to receive the belt. Much gilding remains on the fronts, though worn. The reverse of each is ungilded and has old natural patina from use.

Clasped length: 3 ¾ in., Width: 7/8 in.