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Bee Zed • 2 years ago

A DIAMOND AND GOLD BUCKLE AND GOLD PANEL BELT The lobed rectangular openwork buckle designed as a pierced diamond-set flower with a circular-cut diamond centre weighing 4.87 carats, to the centre of old and circular-cut diamond peacock and butterfly amidst foliage and blossoms, to a belt composed of seventeen gold panels each pierced and engraved depicting a Chinese lion amidst foliage, buckle 9.8 cm. wide, belt 72.0 cm. long

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