original long life locket

DIA210mm, China

For the Something Old Something New jewellery collection, there is of course something old.  This is an original long life locket, this locket, being 30omm in length would be too long for any baby to hang around the neck, it would have been hanged in the bedroom of the child which is a tradition of the Jiang Su area.  Such locket would be a gift from the god parents.  For the history of long life locket, check out our previous post locket.

If you look closely in the enlarged photo, you can see the kirin boy decorated on the locket.

This item was sold just as soon as we hang it up, but its such a nice item, I decided to include in the blog nonetheless.

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