This shard of china is genuine Ming china that was found in a shipwreck off the coast of Malaysia near Singapore. Pieces of this Ming china were given to me by a friend who had scuba dived the Portuguese shipwreck. My educated guess based on when the Portuguese were in the spice, tea and silk trading business, that this Ming china is probably at least 350-450 years old. Here's an article on its origins.
This pendant has only sterling silver components and there is only one of this style pendant in my inventory with its specific pattern and artistic setting. I set this pendant using a sterling silver bezel strip for the setting around the china and it is on a sterling silver backing. Making this pendant involved torch soldering in multiple stages as each joint was soldered. Because the shard of china had a design on both sides, I capitalized on this and sawed out the back to make it more versatile as a reversible pendant. (Make sure you see all the photos to see this). Due to the fact that both sides of this pendant are viewed separately when worn, I have not numbered or signed this pendant as there is no backing on which to do this, but it was the fifty second item of jewelry that I created in a setting with this rare and hard to come by china.
The actual pendant measures 1 1/2 by 3/4 inches or 4 cm by 2 cm. It comes with a sterling silver box chain that is 18 inches or 46 cm long. (If you would prefer a 16 inch chain, please let me know on the check out page.)
This pendant will be tastefully gift wrapped in a box with a ribbon.
There are lots of Ming china earrings that could match this pendant. Just type in "Ming china earrings" in the search bar at the top of each web page.
Ming China Pendant - no. 52
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