Antique Qing dynasty gilded coin-silver pendant. Depicts a sitting Buddha atop a bat. carnelian bead and ring. pdvs906
Chinese Qing dynasty gilded silver sitting Buddha ornament. pdvs906
Antique Qing dynasty gilded coin-silver pendant. Repousse and cut-out sheet silver depicting a sitting Buddha atop a bat. Hangs from carnelian bead and ring. 4 inches from top of ring to bottom dangles. Ornament is 2 inches wide. This piece may have originally been used as a hat or garment ornament.
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.