Presenting an antique Chinese carved Bi Mystic Eye Nephrite / Jade Amulet / brooch pin with Sterling Silver findings circa 1850 - 1880.
This mid 19th century Chinese Amulet / brooch features a large Oval Bi carved Mystic Eye from green Nephrite / Jade gemstone. It is carved in high relief with floral motif on one side and symbols of what appears to be eyes on the other. The brooch measures 2.375 x 1.5" x .25" and weighs 31 grams. The brooch has a Sterling silver backing with a c - clasp closure. The findings appear to be added to this piece at a latter time. The Jade Bi Amulet / brooch was most likely a pendant originally.
This brooch is in excellent vintage condition with no blemishes, chips or repairs. There is no visibly hallmarks. JSP testing solution was used to verify the precious metals. A Presidium Gem tester was used to verify the gemstones.
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