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Vintage Chinese Export Turquoise Bead Graduated Necklace: Simply stunning vintage 1970’s Chinese export genuine turquoise graduated bead necklace in original Lillian Vernon silk jewelry case. I remember my mom receiving the Lillian Vernon catalog when I was in high school and drooling over the jewelry! The yellow silk folding case has the Lillian Vernon stamp along with “Made in China.” The turquoise necklace measures 23” long and the beads graduate from 14mm to 7mm. The vermeil clasp is signed “silver”.
Vintage Chinese Export Silver Lapis Enamel Clip Earrings: These lovely vintage Chinese export earrings are crafted in silver vermeil filigree and set with a large genuine cabochon lapis lazuli measuring 3/4" long. The enamel work is delicate, featuring butterflies and circles of blue and white enamel. The earrings are in excellent condition. I can find no damage to the metal, enamel or lapis. The clips are marked SILVER and hold securely.
Delicate Vintage Chinese Export Enamel Pearl Silver Butterfly Pendant: This delicate vintage Chinese Export butterfly pendant is crafted in silver vermeil and enameled in shades of blue, rust and black. Two small genuine pearls dangle from chains. Excellent condition, this sweet pendant measures 1 5/8 by 7/8" excluding the bale. Marked SiLVER.
Vintage Chinese Export Rose Quartz Knuckle Bone Bead Necklace: I am so pleased to offer this vintage Chinese export necklace! The graduated beads are translucent rose quartz in a soft pink color. The beads are hard to find "knuckle bone" shapes, the largest measuring 1" across and 1/2" wide. The beads graduate down to 1/2" long at the clasp, with hand knotting for added security between each bead. The necklace measures 38" long. The filigree push in clasp is quite secure and marked SILVER. The beads are in superb condition with no chips or cracks. Please note that this is a heavy necklace.
Chinese Export 1930's Carved Cinnabar Necklace: This art deco era Chinese export necklace features a beautifully carved cinnabar plaque in a delicate floral design. The ornate setting is silver over a base metal, possibly copper. The back does show plating wear from age and use. The chain has the old style deco clasp, the "thumbless" spring ring which closes securely. The necklace is marked China. The pendant portion measures 2 1/8 by 1 1/4", the chain with pendant length is roughly 19".
Pair of Vintage 1970's Carved Cinnabar Dragon Bracelets Chinese Export: Offered for your consideration is this wonderful pair of hand carved authentic Chinese cinnabar lacquered bangles. One still retains the original export sticker. Each bracelet is carved with two sinuous dragons, each slightly different from the other as these are hand carved. They are both in wonderful condition. The bangles are 5/8" wide and have a diameter of 2 1/2", easily fitting a small to medium wrist.
Vintage Chinese Export Blue White Porcelain Shard Pendant: This lovely Chinese export pendant features a large shard of vintage porcelain in subtle blue and cream wrapped in a well made frame of sterling silver. The pendant measures 1 3/4 by 1 5/8 and is in lovely condition. It is signed silver 925 with other marks.
Vintage Chinese Export Silver Multi Gemstone Brooch: This vintage 1930's Chinese export brooch is crafted in 800 silver and set with an eye catching bevy of small polished gemstones, all prong set. I have not identified all the stones, but the array includes pink quartz, turquoise, pink tourmaline, jade, aventurine and others. Yes some of the beads do have holes. This is because the Chinese craftsmen reused everything, and these pieces were commonly made with beads left over from other projects. Nothing was wasted. The brooch measures 1 5/8" across and is marked SILVER CHINA. These pieces were usually made in 800 silver.
Vintage Chinese Export Silver Vermeil Tiger Eye Enamel Earrings: These lovely vintage Chinese export earrings are crafted in silver vermeil and set with shimmering free form polished tiger eye cabochons. The setting is bordered in enamel flowers and leaves. There are some small chips in the enamel which is not noticeable when worn. The filigree back and vermeil finish is in excellent condition. The clip backs are tight and secure. The earrings are signed SILVER on the inside of the clip, these pieces are usually 800 silver although some have been made in sterling. The earrings measure 7/8 by 5/8".
Vintage Chinese Export Carved Carnelian Agate Lotus Flower Silver Vermeil Brooch: This lovely vintage Chinese export brooch is crafted in silver vermeil. The center stone is a beautifully carved carnelian agate lotus flower motif. The back of the brooch is delicate filigree wire work. It appears at some time the original clasp was stabilized, and this was well done. The brooch has a tube hinge and c-clasp closure. The brooch does test as silver, most likely 800 silver as was commonly used on the early pieces. The lovely beaded edge frames the center stone beautifully. The brooch measures 1 3/4 by 1 1/4" and is unsigned.
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