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A Very Rare and Fine Set of Amulet, Key-Holder

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Korean: Folk Art: Pre 1900: Item # 684153

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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.