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Chinese Export Carved Cinnabar Vermeil Filigree Dress Clip

52.45 GBP
This old Chinese dress clip is circa 1920s

Made from gold vermeil ( silver with a thin layer of gold coating ) , the setting is in an intricate filigree design of loops and coils, decorated with little birds and flowers around the outside edge, the work is highly detailed and delicate. In the centre is a carved cinnabar cabochon depicting a spray of Magnolia blooms, leaves and buds, fastening with a hinged clip with wide teeth to keep it secure. The clip is stamped "silver" , also "China" and with the letters "Chu"
The dress clip is in very good condition, it has no damage and the gold plate is still present although slightly dulled over time and with slight tarnishing to the reverse, the clip is still in great working order. I have not cleaned this item due to it's age and the natural materials used, and I prefer to leave my older pieces looking as if they have had a life lived. Please see all photographs for views of this piece from every angle,  they are extreme close ups so will show any surface marks very clearly that are not immediately visible to the naked eye .

Measures approximately 4cm x 3cm x 1cm ( 1.57 ins. x 1.18 ins. x 0.39 ins.) 

Box shown is for illustrative purposes only, but this item will come nicely packaged ready to present as a gift.

This item is currently only offered for delivery within the UK due to restrictions on insuring precious metals by post overseas. Thank you for your understanding.

LovesVintage43 - Chinese Export Carved Cinnabar Vermeil Filigree Dress Clip

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