More from GreatVintageStuff

Here are similar items currently available on Ruby Lane for your consideration
View More Similar Items

GreatVintageStuff


Rita Brand, Deerfield Beach, FL   

Antique Chinese Silver Qilin w/ Beads Pendant Necklace AmuletAntique Chinese Silver Qilin w/ Beads Pendant Necklace AmuletAntique Chinese Silver Qilin w/ Beads Pendant Necklace AmuletAntique Chinese Silver Qilin w/ Beads Pendant Necklace AmuletAntique Chinese Silver Qilin w/ Beads Pendant Necklace AmuletAntique Chinese Silver Qilin w/ Beads Pendant Necklace Amulet

The Qilin ('chee-lin') is a mythical creature, sometimes referred to as the Chinese Unicorn. He represents wisdom and cosmic harmony. During the Qing Dynasty, Qilins were made by every silversmith and even government workers assigned to create these. They were often given as wedding gifts to promote happiness and fertility.

This antique necklace features the two-sided Qilin with a happy, prosperous rider. It's made of 800/1000 Chinese silver (sterling 925/1000). A variety of customary dangles hang from chains beneath the Qilin. There are bells to frighten away evil spirits, fruits for fertility, seeds of life for longevity.

The chain is beaded with old carved carnelian, turquoise, and antique handmade silver beads, both plain and with a design.

The necklace measures 20 inches around. The Qilin measures 2 5/8 inches across by 4 1/2 inches high. The necklace weighs 85 grams. The hook clasp is a replacement but very similar to the original. Overall, this fascinating antique Chinese necklace is in excellent vintage condition.

Click on FAVORITE SHOP and be the first to see our newest listings.

Item ID: RL4887


FREE Domestic Shipping

Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: Silver / Turquoise / Orange /, Size: 20 inches around by 4 1/2 inches high

If you are the pending buyer of this item, go to My Account to view, track and pay for this item.


Antique Chinese Silver Qilin w/ Beads Pendant Necklace Amulet

$435 USD SALE PENDING

This item is Sale Pending so cannot be purchased at this time.
Questions about this item?
Email Shop

GreatVintageStuff


Rita Brand
Deerfield Beach, FL   

Peddlers of good old stuff and vintage estate jewelry

FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING on all items. Layaway available. We ship within one business day. Welcome and enjoy your visit.

Member since 2010

Shipping & Handling:Free
Insurance:Included
Shipping to: USA
change
140 character limit