Antique Chinese Qing Dynasty Mandarin sleeve buckle in embossed bat design. buor1048
Antique Chinese Qing Dynasty Mandarin sleeve buckle in embossed bat de
An antique Qing dynasty embossed Mandarin silver buckle in the design of a bat. This is a scholar's sleeve buckle. A Mandarin scholars typically used these buckles to keep the long sleeves of his gown from interfering with his work.. Or possibly a collar button/buckle. This piece was acquired by a collector traveling in China in the 1970s during which time many of the garments and jewelry of the court and nobility were disassembled and sold for export to the West. In good operable condition. It would work great with a cape or a belt. 1.5 x 1 inches.