A stunning Art Deco period Chinese sterling filigree double sided pendant with carnelian and enameling.
The carnelian is a rich translucent orange, the pendant is the same both front and back except for the domed center which has Chinese letters, one is the symbol for double happiness, the other is I am sure equally uplifting though I don't have a translation.... probably something like longevity or good health.
The carnelian center is framed with fine silver filigree with delicate scroll work, the filigree has a textured edge.
The beautiful frame is enameled in part with lovely turquoise blue and lavender,the enameling is raised slightly above the filigree.
The entire piece is finished with a border of tightly twisted wire.
Measures 1&3/8" in diameter, the original bail adds .5", it hangs from an 18" sterling box chain.
Total weight is 10 grams.
Very well made and in excellent condition, no damage or visible wear.
Marked SILVER on the bail, it tested sterling with acid, the chain is marked sterling on the chain tag.
A beautiful ethnic Chinese double sided pendant c1920-30s.