This Chinese pendant is in the shape of the 'lock'...a symbolic talisman that was used during the Qing Dynasty to 'lock the child to Earth'. Locks were hung around children's necks to keep evil spirits away. The symbol of the lock extended to all people, becoming an adornment.
This vintage lock is made of cloisonne enamel on brass. It's two-sided. Enameled in beautiful floral colors...yellow, green and pink on a crimson background.
The lock (which doesn't actually open or close...it's just decorative) measures 2 1/8 inches across by 1 7/8 inches high. It's 5/16 inch thick. The lock hangs from a crimson red satin cord that's about 26 inches around. The cord can be replaced with a chain...metal or cloth. The lock weighs 45.6 grams.
The enamel is in excellent condition with no damage. It's circa 1950s.
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Vintage Chinese Cloisonne Enamel LOCK Pendant Necklace