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Buckle, China, Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Gilt-silver inlaid with semiprecious stones. Diameter: 8.6 cm (3 3/8 in.). The Cleveland Museum of Art, Bequest of Cornelia Blakemore Warner, 1947.610.

 

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Buckle, China, 20th century. Brass with veneer of white jade, set with three stones of jade and quartz, 9.6 cm (3 3/4 in.). The Cleveland Museum of Art, Bequest of Bequest of Cornelia Blakemore Warner, 1947.612.

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Buckle, 1900s, China. Brass, engraved and set with quartz and jade, 9 cm (3 9/16 in.). The Cleveland Museum of Art, Bequest of Cornelia Blakemore Warner, 1947.647

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Buckle, China, Qing dynasty (1644-1911) or Republican period (1912-49). Brass, 8.6 cm (3 3/8 in.). The Cleveland Museum of Art, Bequest of Cornelia Blakemore Warner 1947.629.

Each half of the buckle is decorated with a perforated dragon design.

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Buckle, China. Matrix and crystal, 11.2 cm (4 7/16 in.). The Cleveland Museum of Art, Bequest of Cornelia Blakemore Warner 1947.609.

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Buckle, 1900s, China. Silver gilt, engraved and set with green jade and rose quartz, 8 cm (3 1/8 in.). The Cleveland Museum of Art, Bequest of Cornelia Blakemore Warner, 1947.637.

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Buckle, 1900s, China. Brass gilt wire work set with quartz and jade, 10.6 cm (4 3/16 in.). The Cleveland Museum of Art, Bequest of Cornelia Blakemore Warner, 1947.606.

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Buckle, 1900s, China. Gilt brass, engraved and set with green jade and rose quartz, 8.4 cm (3 5/16 in.). The Cleveland Museum of Art, Bequest of Cornelia Blakemore Warner, 1947.606.

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Buckle, 1900s, China. Brass, gilt and engraved and set with jade and quartz, 12.8 cm (5 1/16 in.). The Cleveland Museum of Art, Bequest of Cornelia Blakemore Warner, 1947.622.