Belt buckle from West-Java, worn by Peranakan and wealthy Javanese women.
An unusual variety, shortened to carbine size, with a chicken wing wood stock.
Constructed out of dense hardwood and with fine mother-of-pearl inlays in the Vietnamese fashion.
Based on the Dutch Beaumont mechanism, but with Indonesian twist forged barrel and golden inlays.
It represents the best of Burmese silversmithing with repousse work in high relief.