White Jade Belt Buckle
18th century, Qing dynasty, China
Combined length of two parts when closed: 13cm, 5.12 inches
The buckle comprises two parts, one with a dragon head hook and the other with an oblong aperture. The hook fits into the aperture and both parts are carved with a chilong carrying a lingzhi sprig in its mouth. The reverse of each part has a circular button for attachment issuing from a plain hollow dome. The semi-translucent stone is of an even white tone.