Vintage Deco carved Chinese wood Shou bead and faceted Cherry Amber Bakelite bead opera length necklace 34". nlbk798
Vintage Deco carved Chinese wood Shou bead and faceted Cherry Amber Ba
A 1920s necklace of rare hand carved wood Chinese Shou beads and faceted glowing Cherry Amber Bakelite beads. The carved wood beads are 16mm and beautifully carved. The longevity symbol on the Shou bead is a talisman for a healthy long life. Cherry amber beads alternate in 26mm large ovals, 15mm rounds and 9mm rounds. The beads are individually knotted and finished with a gold plated pearl clasp. In very good original condition. This is most likely a European or American piece made with imported Chinese beads in the 1920s. Slightly longer than Opera length: 34.5 inches. Very unique and quite stunning.