Antique Chinese deep carved dark red cinnabar lacquer carving in sterling silver setting, with sterling chain and old carved nephrite jade beads. pdvs567

Antique Chinese deep carved dark red cinnabar lacquer carving in sterl

$190.00

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Spectacular early 20th century carved Chinese dark red cinnabar lacquer in pristine condition. Mounted as a pendant onto a sterling silver setting with solid back and prongs and triangle bail. Pendant measures 3 x 2 1/8 inches. Chain is solid sterling silver with two old Chinese hand carved light green nephrite jade beads 16mm in diameter. The chain is31 inches in length. Finished with a sterling silver hook A one of a kind piece. Cinnabar lacquer carvings of this quality and beauty are rare indeed as they haven’t been produced with this type of skill in many decades. Please note, although an old carving, this does not contain the mineral mercuric sulfide which used to be the coloring agent in cinnabar lacquer in past centuries. This piece is cinnabar-colored genuine lacquer (tested)

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