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Chinese silver necklace with lock pendant

Chinese silver necklace with lock pendant

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Metalwork: Pre 1900: Item # 767221

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William-Cozart, Inc.
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320 S. Harrington St.
Raleigh, NC 27603

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Late 1800s

The pendant is formed from sheet silver with a repousse design of a man riding a fu lion amid a floral background on one side and the other side with Chinese characters surrounded by flowers. The work is very well-executed in high relief and minute detail. The chain is fashioned from round soldered links suspended from which there are two bells on smaller chains. The bells are of spherical form and are covered with incising. On the side of the pendant, there is a small slot presumably for a key that is now missing. The pendant is not a functioning lock, however. The condition is very good overall, though there is oxidation clearly evident from being in its original, unpolished state.

Pendant width: 3 in.; Height: 2 ¼ in.; Thickness: ½ in.; Chain length: 14 ½ in.