This is a finely carved cinnabar bracelet from China, made mid-century or earlier. The carving depicts the classic dragon chasing the pearl, which symbolizes the pursuit of wisdom. The dragon is beautifully carved with intricate scales, and the clouds carved throughout are just gorgeous. My husband is an Asian art expert, and he says this is a good one! Excellent condition. The bangle is 5/8" wide and inside dimension is 2 5/8". I would say my hand is about average in size. If I really wanted to, I could fit this over my hand, but not easily. So, please be aware, this bracelet would ideally be for a smaller boned person than I!
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