Gilt bronze openwork qilong two-piece belt clasp, c1800

Offered by Oriental Art
Gilt bronze openwork qilong two-piece belt clasp, c1800

Gilt bronze openwork qilong two-piece belt clasp, c1800

Offered by Oriental Art
Date & Origin c. 1800, China
Dimensions
W
8.50 cm (3 inc)
Description
Both parts well-carved in imitation of a jade original in openwork and deep relief with a curled qilong (an archaic form of dragon with a bifurcated tail). The two sections are joined by a dragonhead hook on one side which goes through a loop on the other. Underneath they are pierced for lightness with openwork swastikas (the ‘wan’ or ‘ten thousand’ symbol in China, embodying a wish for long life).

8.5 cm (3 1/4 inches) long
Medium
Bronze
£1,200.00
Dimensions
W
8.50 cm (3 inc)
Description
Both parts well-carved in imitation of a jade original in openwork and deep relief with a curled qilong (an archaic form of dragon with a bifurcated tail). The two sections are joined by a dragonhead hook on one side which goes through a loop on the other. Underneath they are pierced for lightness with openwork swastikas (the ‘wan’ or ‘ten thousand’ symbol in China, embodying a wish for long life).

8.5 cm (3 1/4 inches) long

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