Antique Chinese Qing Dynasty flower basket amulet necklace with silver, turquoise and coral beads. nlor827
Chinese Qing Dynasty silver flower basket pendant with turquoise coral
Antique Ching Dynasty (1644-1911 ) silver amulet necklace. A two sided silver repousse flower basket amulet from which hang turquoise and coral beads. The pendant hangs from short strands of coral and turquoise cylinders beads and silver melon beads. A length of chain is hooked to these strands. The necklace is long enough to pull over the head but it has two silver hooks that can also be used.
Flower basket amulet measures 4 x 2.5 inches.
Circumference of necklace is 23 inches.
The chain tests for sterling silver. amulets vary from 800+ silver to sterling.
Weight 78.5 grams
The flower basket represents abundance.
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.s pendant would have been parts of larger ritual or ceremonial pieces during the dynasty 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.