Antique Chinese Qing Dynasty Gold Washed Pendant Of A Wise Man Between Animals
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Antique Chinese Qing Dynasty Gold Washed Pendant Of A Wise Man Between Animals:
Antique Chinese Qing Dynasty gold washed pendant or clothing ornament of a sitting wise man. The long-bearded sage sits between a bird with a long beak and a deer. Both animals are wonderfully animate. The piece is pierced and has loops, so it might have been worn on clothing or as a pendant. It is 2 5/8 inches long and 2 5/8 inches wide and has a golden glow.
Thispendant isamong 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. In the 1970's, the government started selling the stock to select dealers. This piece and others were purchased 35 years ago from some of the first traders who were allowed to buythis precious work.
I travel frequently between San Francisco and Amsterdam, Netherlands, so item will be sent from wherever I am when the sale closes. Nevertheless, the shipping cost is the same. It will take about 2 weeks after payment is received for item to arrive if it's sent from Amsterdam. For deliveries to China and France, due to so many lost or stolen packages, the shipping cost will be $20, which includes track and trace. This price is less than my cost. If this is not acceptable, please refrain from offerding. And if you do offer and win, please don't leave negative response about the delivery time and cost.