Antique Chinese Qing dynasty hollow coin silver sheep amulet with carnelian bead and bat hook. pdvs638
Antique Chinese Qing dynasty hollow coin silver sheep amulet
Antique Chinese Qing dynasty hollow coin silver sheep amulet. Front and back are the same. A carnelian bead dangles below the figure. Amulet hangs from a 1.5 inch length of chain and a hook with a bat on the front. The sheep is 2.25" in length. Length from top of the hook is 5.25"
The sheep symbolized marital fidelity.
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.