This is an exquisitely hand carved reticulated (open work) Chinese bone pendant that is affixed to a black cord with the iconic and intricate ‘forbidden knot’ at the top. There is also a very detailed carved floral slide bead that allows the necklace to be worn ‘bolo’ style – with the bead at the top or at the bottom, atop the forbidden knot. I believe this dates to the 1910 – 20s because this slide bead is characteristic of flapper era necklaces. This beauty exhibits stunning craftsmanship and skill – the carving is detailed and delicate and the forbidden knot is a miniature marvel. The medallion itself measures 2 inches long and one and an eighth inches wide; the wearable cord portion is 14 inches long. The total drop when clasped is 10 and three-quarter inches long. It closes with an ‘O’ ring and the condition is excellent. Chinese necklaces of this vintage adorned with the rarely seen forbidden knot are scarce and hard to find. You will be admired with this distinctive and dramatic beauty – quite a special piece. Well priced. $145.00 ON SALE NOW FOR $119.00! GREAT BUY!

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Carved Chinese Bone Pendant/Medallion –‘Forbidden Knot’ – 1910 – 1920s

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