Antique Chinese Qing dynasty hollow coin silver figural amulet with carnelian bead. pdvs637
Antique Chinese Qing dynasty coin silver figural amulet
Antique Chinese Qing dynasty hollow coin silver figural amulet. A human figure with an animal face, possible that of a dog. The figure is fully 3 dimensional with wonderful detail and hangs from a carnelian bead and silver ring bail. The amulet measures 3" from the top of the ring.
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.