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  Antique Chinese Rock Crystal Cicada Pendant - 19th C
Antique Rock Crystal Cicada


 
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Our Price: £295.00

Product Code: CHBEAD2391

Description
 
A lovely looking hand carved rock crystal cicada pendant. Since ancient times the Chinese have regarded them as symbols of immortality and they were seen to give protection to the wearer after death. Jade cicadas were often placed on the tongue of the deceased before they were buried, thus ensuring a smooth journey to the next life. A small amber bead (8 mm) is also included.

Origin: China
Aquired from an old Asian art collection in the UK.
19th C or much earlier
36 mm x 21 mm
Condition: Very good with a small surface dig at the preforation.


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