Chinese Good Luck Pendant Necklace, Carved Bone . Beautiful hand carved Chinese Character fú Pendant is on 16" Stainless Steel Chain. Considered Auspicious jewlery wishing the wearer Good Fortune or Good Luck, makes a wonderful meaningful gift for yourself or any Chinoiserie lover! Has a silver bale and comes with 16" Stainless Steel Snake Style Chain it can be easily removed and put on your own chain if you prefer. Comes ready to gift in lovely blue velvet jewlery pouch!
The character fú 福, glossed “happiness,” “blessings,” “felicity,” or “good luck,” appears over and over as a decorative motif.
DIMENSIONS: 1” long x 1/2” wide x 1/16" high,ORIGIN: Made in China for export mid to late 20th century
MATERIALS: Bone, Tusk, likely Ox or Cow bone collected by farming communities
FACTS & HISTORY: Chinese have over 5,000 years of history, containing inestimable history and culture of all the arts. So craft arts like bone carving have a long and rich tradition to be celebrated. In the 18th and 19th century there was high demand from the United States, crafts people used their ancient technics to create beautiful craft arts with jade, jewelry and silver bone carving and stone artifacts specifically for export. The pieces all rich is Chinese culture, shared symbols of happiness, luck and wealth. Making them beautiful, meaningful objects to collect and very lovely gifts to give! Each piece is rare and unique, an exquisitely beautiful treasure with incredible workmanship.