Ming Pottery Shard Necklace
A floral Ming pottery shard has been enhanced with Swarovski crystal dangles and Bali sterling silver spacer beads. They sterling silver chain is is approx. 18" (45.72cm), with the pendant adding approx. 1 1/4" (3.17cm). Please see picture for size comparison to a US quarter.
After the cultural revolution in China that spanned from 1959-1961, many Chinese artifacts were destroyed. These shards were unearthed from an archaeological dig of an old porcelain factory that operated approximately 100-300 years ago. Many of these beautiful pieces were once teapots, vases, urns, or cups. This shard is encased in a silver colored bezel which is comprised of a brass and silver alloy.