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.