Antique Chinese Haitian Jade Toggle
Crouching Tiger 卧虎
Slider Belt Buckle 紋帶鉤
Circa: Qing, 19th Century and earlier
Crack line, mineral crumbs, overall very good condition!
H 2 in.(5cm) W 3.4 in.(8.6cm) D 0.25 in.(0.6cm)
Weight 44 grams
This robust belt buckle is representing a stylized crouching tiger hovering over a four-looped slider. Well carved on a translucent yellow Haitian jade stone. It has sprinkles of russet and sections of lush jade green radiate a gem-like translucency. Lining along the edges are traces of mineral crumbs and a highly polished even-shine with an unctuous sheen that marked its ages. There is a non-breaking crack on the neck of the tiger. Two pierced small cord holes were added later for wearing as a toggle.
Estimated Value $300
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