Rare and unique treasure in very good antique condition. Clear, well-formed images and characters. The Chinese coin silver amulet consists of twin blue enameled fish surrounding a Chinese character believed to be the symbol of Good Luck and Good Fortune. The blue enamel is bright and beautiful on the fish.
The fish hold this distinctive Chinese text. The meanings in Chinese: auspicious, lucky, good luck, fortunate, propitious. The pair of fish, koi. (carp), represents abundance and wealth.
It can also be used as a fertility symbol since carp procreate very rapidly. Pairs used in feng shui are considered very auspicious symbols for marriage. Traditionally, a pair of koi represents the sexual unity and fidelity of a married couple and are often given as a wedding gift. The two-inch diameter convex round medallion has a rich Chinese red background with the colorful dragon in golden yellow with a lime green face featured on both sides.The cloisonné is bright and distinct. During the Ming and Qing dynasty. The five-clawed dragon was strictly reserved for use by the Emperor only. The dragon in the Qing dynasty. Appeared on the first Chinese national flag. Fish 1.75" wide, 1" tall. The pendant is possibly f.
Also called the Manchu (or Manzu). The last of the imperial. Of China, spanning from 1644 to 1911/12. Reestablished diplomatic relations and signed a bilateral trade agreement.
This is an exquisite example of the later export from that date. This antique pendant is among a group of pieces representing the finest Chinese silver work from the Qing Dynasty.
When the Communists came in, all jewelry and artifacts were confiscated from the citizenry by the government and stored in warehouses. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Other Chinese Antiques". The seller is "bobaby777" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.