Item MS1862 – This is a handmade pottery pendant. It was made from a piece of Antique Asian Porcelain Pottery and finished with Silver. We have a few of these handmade pieces to sell in this auction. Each is unique and “one of a kind”. It appears, based on the cord, that this piece was never worn.
Dimensions and weight are approximate:
Brooch Dimensions: 2″ H x 2.25″ W x .5″ D
Cord: 23″ Long
Total Weight: 1.1 oz.
Historical background on the first US owners of the piece: The gentleman who purchased this worked for the US State Department. He was with the first group of Americans entering China after the Tiananmen Square incident in 1989. He and his wife purchased several handmade pendants made from the remnants of antique pottery. The heirs are now offering up several of those pieces, including this one, for auction in this sale.