We are pleased to offer an unusual antique pendant and necklace. This beautiful necklace features a hand carved piece of Cinnabar. The cinnabar is an eight-sided disc with a flower and leaf design. The cinnabar is mounted in a very ornate silver setting and is marked: "CHINA" on the back. It also has a large decorative silver bale which is shaped like a collar with extended applied leaf and flower components. The bale is wired to the top of the pendant. It is marked: "STERLING" inside the loop.
The pendant measures approximately 2-1/2" L (including the bale) x 1-1/2" W. It weighs 16.1 grams or 0.57 ounces.
The necklace or chain is also silver and is composed of open heart-like links with leaf overlays on each one. The clasp is an older spring ring. It measures approximately 16" in length and weighs 22.9 grams or 0.805 ounces.
We have not cleaned nor tested the components of this piece, so we do not know the silver purity content. The only piece that is marked is the bale as indicated above. As a whole, this piece has a wonderful aged patina. It is in very good condition.
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