Antique Chinese silver lock pendant with enameled peach and bat longevity symbols on an enameled silver and hardstone beaded chain. Signed on the upper part of the pendant. Silver content of pendant tests between 80 – 90%. Other elements of the chain appear to be brass. Pendant measures 2" H x 2-5/8" W. 22-1/4" Total Length. Early 20th century. Note: When a Chinese sons were born, they were sometimes gifted with decorative talismans shaped like lock made of materials such as jade or metal; boys who wore them were believed to be "locked" to earth and therefore would not die. Condition: Overall very good with some oxidation to silver.
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