This beautiful vintage Chinese necklace is made with red cinnabar beads and carved pendant, all hand knotted, ending with a vintage clasp, rhodium plated.
The necklace seems to be new, never worn, vintage new stock. The red silk knotting is impeccable, including the pendant as well.
The oval cinnabar beads are not identical in size and they have slight variations in their oval shape, reflecting an old age, probably pre 1970's. Average bead size is 12 mm x 10 mm.
The heart shaped pendant is deeply carved on both sides, featuring a rich flower and foliage design.
Length of the necklace is 34".
Measurements of the heart pendant are: 40 mm N-S x 36 mm E-W x 7 mm thick.
Condition is like new, ready to wear.
Vintage Chinese Unusual Smooth Oval Knotted Cinnabar Beads Necklace and Pendant Carved Heart Cinnabar 34" Long