Chinese Reticulated Seed Pit Peking Glass Court Necklace as found. This necklace is probably circa 1930s, late Qing /Republic chao zhu or Mandarin court period. The necklace and materials used denoted the rank of the official for example only the higher rank nobels could wear jade or tourmaline and precious jade was preserved to the emperor and Chinese Royal family.The court necklace was worn by Qing dynasty officials at the imperial of the emperor and draws inspiration from Buddhist mala prayer beads. Condition is Used there is one broken bead showing as half a bead and I counted 106 seed pit beads including the broken one so there is a total of 105 whole ones , there would normally have been 108 carved pit beads so a few are missing. There may be general wear to other of the pit seed beads. The broken one can easily be removed. The three glass drops with the smaller round blue glass beads are detached but I have shown where the silk cords would have gone next to the metal rings, this could be easily repaired. A few bits of the thread near the large Peking Glass drop are a little frayed. The main seedup part of the necklace up to the first blue bead drop is 75 cm length plus an additional 37.5 cm with the black corded part. The smaller loose drops on cords are around 19 cm long.
The item will be sent couriered and insured at buyers cost. The item "Chinese Reticulated Seed Pit Peking Glass Court Necklace AF" is in sale since Thursday, October 22, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Chinese\Necklaces/Pendants". The seller is "reallytreasured" and is located in Somerset . This item can be shipped worldwide.