Antique Chinese Qing Dynasty Abundance Basket amulet necklace with silver, turquoise and carnelian beads. nlor826LC
Antique Chinese Qing Dynasty Abundance Basket amulet necklace
Antique Qing Dynasty (1644-1911 ) silver amulet necklace with silver, carnelian and turquoise beads. This is an Abundance amulet with a bat for happiness, coins for wealth and flowers for longevity and purity. In addition there are two small baby amulets for fertility. On silver chain with turquoise, carnelian and silver beads. Finally a silver chain that hooks onto both sides of the necklace. Amulet with dangles are 2.25 x 4 inches. Circumference of necklace is 24 inches. The chain tests for sterling silver. Amulet is coin silver. Weight 78.3 grams
This is an antique piece from the dynasty that fell in 1911. In the 1970s to the mid 1980s, Chinese workers added beads, cords and chains to these Qing Dynasty artifacts. For the most part the beads and knots attached to this amulet were added during this period. This piece came from the estate of a dealer who acquired many of these artifacts. They have become increasingly rare and today, some reproductions of much poorer quality are being produced.