Vintage Chinese Carved Natural Untreated Turquoise Carnelian Shou Necklace 17
This necklace contrasts the rich brown of carnelian with the brightness of the natural untreated turquoise pendant, all exquisitely carved. Each carnelian bead is carved with the Shou (longevity) symbol. The carved peach blossoms are smooth to the touch, but with some pitting that shows the natural qualities of the turquoise. The hand-knotted necklace is 17 long, with a gold vermeil filigree clasp. The carnelian beads are 8mm in diameter. The turquoise pendant is approximately 30mm long and 18mm wide. I have been designing for the most estimable museums and catalogs for many years.
Among them are The Smithsonian, The Met, Sundance catalog and many many more. Now you can find many of the samples used for these companies, right here in my store, for a fraction of their retail prices. Also note that when we say vintage we refer to age, not condition.
A while ago, I bought out the remaining inventory of an old Chinese merchant I know for many years. The item "Vintage Chinese Carved Natural Untreated Turquoise Carnelian Shou Necklace 17" is in sale since Tuesday, October 15, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "10-muses" and is located in New York, New York.
This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Type: Carving
- Region of Origin: China
- Age: very old
- Primary Material: turquoise
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Color: turquoise