Lush Chinese Cloisonne Necklace
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Posted by: beadiste Post Reply
11/19/2021, 13:26:18

Carefully graduated chalcedony melon beads, 16mm cloisonne beads featuring

Fenghuang (phoenix)
Red Crowned Crane
Goldfish with pond weed
Grapes with leaves and tendrils
Blossom branches
Gourd vines with blossoms, leaves, fruit
Double fish
Peaches and blossoms
Sacred lotus
Sacred vessel

Clasp is stamped "Silver" and "Made In China"

My current hypothesis is that necklaces such as this were made circa late 50s - early 70s for Chinese women, possible the well-to-do in Hong Kong, the Cultural Revolution perhaps making the wearing of jewels such as these hazardous in the People's Republic.

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