Bear and Raven Antiques

Chinese Toroid Form 63 mm Mottled Hardstone Bangle Bracelet 19th C

Chinese Toroid Form 63 mm Mottled Hardstone Bangle Bracelet 19th C


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Directory: Estate Jewelry: Ethnic: Far Eastern: Pre 1900: Item # 1380239

Please refer to our stock # J-1547 when inquiring.
Bear and Raven Antiques
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PO Box 402
Ferndale WA USA
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 $400.00 
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Antique mottled opaque hardstone bracelet that is well carved with a snakelike dragon and phoenix design. The design is subtle and the carving is well rounded and deep on this oh so soft feeling stone. The stone mesmerizes the eye with a matrix of tiny veins in russet, green, and brown.

An opaque hardstone carved in a toroid thick section form. It is carved with a delicate raised relief of one snake-like dragon separating what may be two phoenixes with long tails. The stone is mottled in shades of russet, light brown and olive green with prominent russet stained fissure lines. The stone has a nice soft feel and has a soft hand polished look. It doesn’t have that shiny machine polish. The bracelet has a nice weight to it.

Please note that we als have another nearly matching bracelet for sale too. It is slightly larger (65 mm). Our stock number is J-1720.

MEASUREMENTS
63 mm inner diameter 2.5 oz (70 g)

CONDITION
There are no chips, or breaks. There are natural fissures in the stone. The stone does show wear but you need a magnifying glass to see it.

A classic form Chinese bracelet with a nice feel and weight. It has the look of age. A connection to the land as ancient as time.