Tan Silk Band with Antique Chinese Embroidery, Lapis & Gold Pendant
- This is an exquisite piece of antique Chinese silk, embroidered with gold “couched thread”, a complex and highly skilled technique. The embroidery dates from the late 19th century, the Ching Dynasty. It is attached to a peach silk border.
- From the embroidery hangs a 19th century Chinese, gilt button, most probably worn on a hat or possibly a robe. It measures 1 inch across (2.5 cm).
- A vintage Afghan, etched brass lozenge shaped pendant, 2 inches long (5 cm) x 1 1/2 inches wide, (4 cm), and 6mm deep, hangs at the button of the necklace on tiny lapis beads. The pendant has an inset of natural lapis.
- The pendants hang on a handmade russet silk/polyester band. The band’s clasp consists of a jade bead which fits into one of two stretchable silk rings, enabling the wearer to vary the length. My silver label is attached at the ring.
- The necklace comes, like all my necklaces, with its own colour co-ordinated silk brocaded pouch bag, made by a Shanghai tailor.
- The necklace measures 45.5 cm(18") round with a 12. cm (4 3/4") pendant drop