Antique Chinese Qing Dynasty hollow coin silver child amulet with carnelian bead. pdvs641

Antique Chinese Qing Dynasty coin silver child amulet with carnelian


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Antique Qing dynasty hollow coin silver child pendant. The front and back of the ornament show the front and back of the child. This is a male child with a movable wire penis holding a bowl. While he has human ears he also appears to have cat ears. A carnelian bead hangs from the bottom of the amulet. The amulet alone measures 1-5/8 in x 13/16 in;. The amulet hangs from a silver link and ring for use as a pendant. It is also a chime and has a very subtle and quiet ring to it. 

Women wore baby charms for fertility and protection of children

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. 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.

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