A rare glass-inlaid gilt-bronze belt hook
Length: 4 1/8 in, 10.5 cm
with a ruyi-shaped head and a spreading shaft. The gilt-bronze belt hook is inlaid in glass, in various colours imitating precious stones, with blossoms against a granulated gilt-bronze ground with raised leaf edges. The reverse is set with a circular button.
Formerly the property of a European private collector, resident in China between 1925 and 1931.