Antique Chinese Qing Dynasty two-sided hollow repousse sterling silver Qilin with rider pendant. pdvs991cs
Antique Chinese Qing Dynasty sterling silver Qilin with rider pendant
Antique Chinese Qing Dynasty hollow repousse sterling silver Qilin, a mythical hooved dragon. With a saddle and rider. Three dimensional pendant and fully detailed front and back. Holes at each end of the top for attaching to chain or beaded necklace. Detail and craftmanship is excellent. 1-1/2 x 1-5/8x 3/8 inches.
Qilin are thought to be a symbol of luck, good omens, protection, prosperity, success, and longevity by the Chinese. Qilin are also a symbol of fertility, and often depicted in decorations as bringing a baby to a family.