Gilt bronze two-piece dragon belt clasp, c1800

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

Gilt bronze two-piece dragon belt clasp, c1800

Offered by Oriental Art
Date & Origin c. 1800, China
Dimensions
W
8.20 cm (3 inc)
Description
Probably made for a military official of high rank, the two cleverly interlocking sections cast, with considerable additional chased and carved detail, to depict a pair of snarling three-clawed dragons confronted on a flaming pearl against a wan diaper ground (the Chinese ‘wan’ or ‘ten thousand’ swastika symbol embodying a wish for long life).

8.2 cm (3 1/4 inches) long
Medium
Gilt bronze
£950.00
Dimensions
W
8.20 cm (3 inc)
Description
Probably made for a military official of high rank, the two cleverly interlocking sections cast, with considerable additional chased and carved detail, to depict a pair of snarling three-clawed dragons confronted on a flaming pearl against a wan diaper ground (the Chinese ‘wan’ or ‘ten thousand’ swastika symbol embodying a wish for long life).

8.2 cm (3 1/4 inches) long

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