Carved Chinese mottled green jade belt buckle. Well carved with high quality shallow relief work depicting a bird and clouds. Retains retailer sticker from Ming's, a Minneapolis antique shop which closed in the 1980s. Polish and jade suggest an early 19th century date.
Provenance: Private Minneapolis Collection - prior to 1985.Length: 2 in x width: 1 1/4 in x depth: 1/2 in. Weight: 41.32 grams.
Minute chips throughout along the extreme edges. Natural fissures throughout Some light wear along the back consistent with age and use. One sticker affixed along the top and one sticker affixed along the back. No major losses, cracks, or restorations.
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