31 October 2001
AN ANTIQUE SILHOUETTE AGATE PENDENT NECKLACE
The rectangular agate plaque of glass-like translucency and an even pale mushroom-grey colour, with the dark brown layer well utilised to depict human figures, suspended from a black silk ribbon neckchain embellished with agate beads and seed pearls (ribbon repaired), Qing dynasty, 94.0 cm.
Pendant 57.12 x 46.26 x 12.37 mm.
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