London, South Kensington
16 May 2014
A RARE OPAL-INSET GOLD COURT WEDDING NECKLACE
It is formed by a central panel centred by two characters reading "fu shou" on an openwork ground of vine, flanked by two hinged shaped panels shaped as a fierce dragon chasing the flaming pearl. It is attached to a filigree chain embellished with butterflies and flower heads inset with opals.
4? in. (12.4 cm.) wide, 106.7 grm.
Acquired in France in 1976.
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