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Phoenix Pearl Necklace

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Price: $165.00 $82.50
Member Price: $148.50 $74.25

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Description

Our chic Phoenix Pearl Necklace is based on a splendid Qing dynasty (16441911) gold-and-pearl ornament in the Museums collection. Shaped like a phoenix, the mythical bird associated in China with prosperity and high achievement, the ornament was most likely part of an elaborate set used to decorate a headdress. This necklace is based on the decorative feather terminals of the birds tail.

24K gold overlay, with gray cultured freshwater pearls. 17''L. Hook and eye closure.

  • 24K gold overlay
  • Gray cultured freshwater pearls
  • Hook and eye closure
  • 17''L

Art History

In the first half of the seventeeth century, the Manchus, a semi-nomadic people from the northeast, took over China, establishing the Qing (pure) dynasty (1644 1911). Under the Manchus the arts flourished, especially during the reigns of the emperors Kangxi (r. 16621722), Yongzheng (r. 172335), and Qianlong (r. 1736 95). These rulers embraced Chinese artistic traditions and supported the production of elegant paintings on silk and paper, as well as exquisite wares, for the elite.

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Description

Our chic Phoenix Pearl Necklace is based on a splendid Qing dynasty (16441911) gold-and-pearl ornament in the Museums collection. Shaped like a phoenix, the mythical bird associated in China with prosperity and high achievement, the ornament was most likely part of an elaborate set used to decorate a headdress. This necklace is based on the decorative feather terminals of the birds tail.

24K gold overlay, with gray cultured freshwater pearls. 17''L. Hook and eye closure.





  • 24K gold overlay
  • Gray cultured freshwater pearls
  • Hook and eye closure
  • 17''L




Art History

In the first half of the seventeeth century, the Manchus, a semi-nomadic people from the northeast, took over China, establishing the Qing (pure) dynasty (1644 1911). Under the Manchus the arts flourished, especially during the reigns of the emperors Kangxi (r. 16621722), Yongzheng (r. 172335), and Qianlong (r. 1736 95). These rulers embraced Chinese artistic traditions and supported the production of elegant paintings on silk and paper, as well as exquisite wares, for the elite.


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