Chinese carved carnelian brooch, c.1920

This oval carved carnelian brooch with a pierced floral pattern in a simple silver setting was made in China around 1920. It measures 1.25 inches by 1.5 inches. After it dropped and broke in half, a resourceful jeweler laced it back together with silver wire, using the pierced holes in the design.




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2 Responses to “Chinese carved carnelian brooch, c.1920”

  1. It’s beautiful. What a find.

  2. Erin-Marie says:

    Fabulous! I love the resourcefulness and ‘commitment to keep’ shown in these repairs. Oh no…I fear…. I fear that you finally purchased every broken piece of clay and now have to branch the collection out…. Nothing Imperfect is safe anymore. 😀

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