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Chinese Silver Pendant with Pale Green Jade Ornament Late 19th C

Chinese Silver Pendant with Pale Green Jade Ornament Late 19th C

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Hardstones: Pre 1900: Item # 1381456

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A piece of silver Chinese jewelry with jade ornament that has been hung in a hardwood frame that allows the jewelry to dangle and be displayed. It even has a white jade bead to act as an anchor at the top.

The silver pendant of a horse and rider appears to have been made from two sheets of silver, assembled and then the opening cut out. The silver is thin but it has polished up and could be polished even more. The jade plaque that hangs beneath the silver piece is a very pale green and carved as a series of peaches. The front side of jade plaque is deeply carved and has a soft polish. The back is uncarved.

The pendant ensemble is hung from a bent wood frame and platform by two chains. Considerable time and handwork went into making this wood frame.

Stand measures 7 ½” (19.1 cm) tall x 3 ½” (8.9 cm) wide x 2 ½” (6.4 cm) deep.
Silver ornament measures: 2 ¼” (5.7 cm) wide x 2” (5.1 cm) tall
Jade measures 2” (5.1 cm) wide x 5/8” (1.6 cm) tall x .2” (4 mm) thick
Total weight 3.1 oz (90 g)

There are no dents, chips, or breaks. The piece is an assembled work of art. There are two unused holes, on each corner of the horse base. The jade doesn't hang perfectly even because of openings used to secure the chains are not perfectly spaced; the jade plaque was probably not made for this ensemble. Saying that, it makes a nice work of art.

A nice small work of art from China’s past. It adds shine and the luck of auspicious peaches to your home.