13 November 2001
A VERY LARGE JADE-INSET GOLD AND SILVER OVERLAY BRONZE BELTHOOK
Warring States period (475-221 BC)
The belthook of tapering curved shape with a fastening stud at the back, cast with circular openings along the central section and celadon jade rectangular facet plaques, finely worked and overlaid with incised sliver and gold with dragons with archaic geometricised scrolls alternating in silver and gold, inlay losses, restoration
12 5/8 in. (32.2 cm.) long
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Acquired in December 1992.
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