Antique Chinese Qing dynasty coin silver ornamental bat hook with carnelian bead. pdvs601
Antique Chinese Qing dynasty coin silver ornamental bat hook with carn
Antique Qing dynasty ornamental hook with bat poised over flowers. Design is on the front. the back is a hook from which hangs the banded carnelian bead. 3" in length. 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.The components of this pendant would have been parts of larger ritual or ceremonial pieces during the dynasty period. 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.