Antique Chinese Qing Dynasty coin silver hollow bat ornament with turquoise and carnelian. pdvs907
Antique Chinese Qing Dynasty coin silver hollow basket bat amulet
Antique Chinese Qing Dynasty coin silver hollow two sided bat amulet. Turquoise bead and a carved carnelian blossom bead hang at the bottom. Attached to a rust colored cord with turquoise bead and pang knot. A downward facing bat hovers at the top of the ornament with geometric ornamentation and money symbols below. amulet is 1" wide. 3-3/8" long from top of the knot. The components of this pendant would have been parts of larger ritual or ceremonial pieces during the dynasty period.
The bat symbolized blessings and good fortune.
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.