1920's Vintage Art Deco Chinese Hand Carved Cinnabar Dress Clip
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The Bat (蝠) is traditionally worn or displayed for fortune or good luck in Chinese culture, and the Peony (牡丹) represents riches and honour. This super totemic 1920's Chinese import brooch features a deeply hand carved 'Cinnabar' resin panel (carved tree resin coloured with red mercuric sulphide) with a Bat arcing two Peony decorated plates. Fixes with a sprung clip and is lovely to wear in a wide variety of ways; on a neckline, hat or lapel; this piece always makes a statement.
In silver plated base metal, measures 4cm x 5cm.