This is nice beyond words; and simple in the best possible way, imho. A Large, Han Dynasty Carved Muttonfat Jade bead (221 - 206 BC) on a Hefty 41 gram 30 Sterling snake chain. I have seen and handled antique and newer Chinese jades, as well as Chinese fakery, for decades; this looks and "feels" right; however, many things that are ancient are called "Han"; it has become rather a catch-all name for undated, ancient Chinese items that have previously been buried. To me, this is a lovely kind of memento mori, much nicer than a skull.. Antique jewelry parts were used to make the little tassel; the bead was mounted on sterling wire with large loops and extra wire posts at the ends, to keep it from moving/being abraded.
Not only is this necklace easy to wear, but it is very modern in its simplicity. With the bead and tassel included, it hangs about 32. This ships in a Chinese brocade-covered box that once held a snuff bottle.
Please see all pics, and ask any questions. The item "Ancient Antique Chinese White Jade Carved Bead Sterling 30 Necklace" is in sale since Sunday, October 27, 2019.This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "sttheresethelittleflower" and is located in Terry, Mississippi. This item can be shipped worldwide.