19 September 2013
TWO WHITE JADE TWO-PART BELT BUCKLES
One half of each buckle has a dragon-head hook, the other a corresponding loop, and each half has a circular button on the underside. The smaller belt buckle is carved in high relief on the top of each half with a chilong grasping a trailing stem of lingzhi in its jaws. Each half of the larger belt buckle is carved in openwork with a chilong with tightly scrolled body facing in the opposite direction of the other.
4 and 4 3/8 in. (10.2 and 11 cm.) wide (2)
Lizzadro Collection, Chicago, Illinois, acquired prior to 1960.
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