Antique Chinese Qing dynasty hollow silver repoussé tiger amulet. pdvs645

Antique Chinese Qing dynasty hollow silver repoussé tiger amulet.

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Antique Qing dynasty hollow coin silver repoussé tiger amulet with a carnelian bead. Attached to a filigree flower and silver ring. This ornament may have been pinned to a hat or used as a charm that was part of a larger ritual or ceremonial piece. 1.5 x 1 inch. 3-1/2 inches from top of  ring to bottom of carnelian bead

The tiger symbolizes courage and bravery since it drives away evil spirits.

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. 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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