This one-of-a-kind, custom, hand-made Dragonfly Necklace by jewelry designer Katherine Manzini
will have your admirers buzzing! Artfully arranged antique glass and turquoise beads set off a beautiful brass and enamel dragonfly pendant with an articulated body and a wingspan just over
2" wide. The necklace is approximately 26" long and will hang just below the bust. Contact us by email for exact measurements or other questions!
A beautiful hand-made piece of wearable art by jewelry designer Katherine Manzini.
Constructed of carved cinnabar beads, carved blue glass beads, chunky coral beads, polished carnelian and agate stones, antique enamel bead caps, hand blown and cut antique glass beads, and
enamel-inlay carved cinnabar beads -- this is what they call a "statement piece"! Approximately 24" with a simple loop and enamel bead clasp. Excellent condition.
A stunning late 1800's Qing Dynasty / Victorian Era necklace of richly-colored coral netted beads, on hand knotted silk thread with enameled brass bead caps in a rich lapis lazuli blue.
Rare and in fantastic condition. A perfect piece for any serious collector of Qing Dynasty coral.
Approximately 26". Email for details, more pictures or information.
Mid-19th c. Qing Dynasty
Chinese Mandarin Imperial Court Manchu Hat ranking-finials (11 total) made of richly-colored coral netted beads, on hand knotted silk thread with brass bead caps. Likely collected and converted into a necklace circa late 1800's, interspersed with open-work coral beads, screw clasp, and 3 pendant finials.
These Maoding Manchu hat ranking finials were worn on the hat at all times and transferable from hat to hat and used to identify persons of authority or high rank. These finial designations for civil and military positions or ranks were not used post-1908. The finial color designated the position. This natural (genuine) coral piece designated a position of Rank 2. This level would have designated Chancellors of the Imperial Household, Ministers of Imperial Household, Superintendent of Finance, Provincial or Assistant Governors as well as a Major General in the military. These are constructed of hundreds of small coral beads woven to form the knot shape.
Extremely Rare to find several hat finials in one collection, typically auctions sell
individual hat finials. In Excellent condition. A perfect piece for any serious collector of Qing Dynasty coral. Individual ranking finials sell for hundreds each at auction.
Approximately 26". Email for more details, pictures or information.
Luxurious Qing Dynasty carved open-work coral dragon beads (9 in total) approximately 1850's -
1880's with clear 1920's Peking glass melon beads, on hand-knotted peach silk thread -- strung in the 1920's during the flapper era when oriental styles were in fashion, combining beads from a
Mandarin Court necklace, worn by wealthy dignitaries, with then-contemporary Peking glass melon beads. A truly rare find! This necklace is cool to the touch, heavy, and feels absolutely luscious
against the skin.
Very rare and in perfect condition. A suitable piece for any serious collector of Qing Dynasty coral jewelry.
Approximately 36". Email for details, more pictures or information.
Extraordinary citron yellow 1920's authentic Chinese Cloisonné Bead
The beads feature alternating egg and sphere shapes, gold cloud scrolls, and are beautifully decorated with cherry blossom, dragon, fish, crane, and chrysanthemum motifs.
Strung on hand-knotted butter yellow silk thread with an open-box tab insert clasp, also enameled in the Cloisonné style.
Exceptional and in great condition. A must-have piece for Cloisonné
Approximately 24". Email for details, more pictures or information.