Antique Chinese Qing dynasty hollow enameled silver repoussé Foo Lion amulet. pdvs629

Antique Chinese Qing dynasty hollow enameled silver Foo Lion amulet


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Antique Qing dynasty hollow blue enameled repoussé silver Foo Lion two-sided amulet i. A coral bead with filigree cap hangs from the bottom of the pendant. attached to a wood bead and cord with Pang knot.  This ornament may have been pinned to a hat or used as a charm that was part of a larger ritual or ceremonial piece. length from top of knot is 2-3/8".

The Foo lion or Foo dog was a protective guardian icon originating during the Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220).

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.

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