Jack Nelis Antiques

Collection of Chinese Lock Pendants

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Jewelry: Pre 1920: Item # 1409689
Jack Nelis Asian and Tribal Art
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The Hague - The Netherlands
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An interesting lot of 26 lock pendants in copper, brass, silver plated copper. These typical pendants were given to children and women, so that they were ‘locked’ to life. On the back of the pendants there is usually a text with good wishes. They come in different shapes and sizes, all with different decorations, some of which are forced while others are engraved. Dimensions from 3 to 10 cm wide. They date from the late 19th to mid 20th century. Only the necklace with pendant on the left is a modern piece.