A Very Rare and Fine Set of Amulet, Key-Holder:
Korea, Choson period, 19th Century,
This is amazing example of Korean women¡¯s ornament accessory with symbols of happiness and wealthy and also for longevity and good fortune in late Choson period
This large sized amulet or charm is being called also Key-holder, which is formed with
nine coin-shape joined each other with floral design below two dragons on the top decorated
with seven precious mineral colors (Ä¥º¸) delicately done all over, the most important thing
in this piece is that it has also an original red silk laces in almost perfect condition.
In the Choson period, coin amulets were also carried by women and children in purse (a single
charm) or attached to the clothing, later the key rings were used to decorate women¡¯s room
with gaudy accessories attached to it. This is in almost perfect condition with all original strings.
It measures 47cm x 13.5cm from lace to lace, 16cm x 13.5cm only amulet.