Chinese Silver Gilt BAT Dangle Earrings New Old Stock Cloisonne Enamel Shou Luck. Fantastic Dangling Earrings with Enamel Bats and more!
In silver gilt and colorful cloisonne enamel, they are New Old Stock from a long-shuttered emporium in San Francisco's Chinatown. They are opulent, ornate and highly detailed, with magnificent colors. The tops have Longevity Shou (or Sho) motifs with applied elements, including beading and at each side, floral designs from each of which dangle 3 coiled drops. The bottoms have those fabulous Bats with more beading and 5 of the dangles below. It is the enamel Bats, fantastic colors of the enamel and all the dangles that really.To the Chinese, Bats are a symbol of good luck and happiness. In the Chinese language, the spoken words for Bat and Good Fortune sound alike. And Bats are often a motif in the Chinese Arts. These Bats are amazing, in soft, but vibrant, enamel colors in multiple shades with applied features.
The many colors of the enamel all harmonize and contrast beautifully with each other. Comfortable and easy to wear, the earrings weigh 9.7 grams and measure about 1-1/8" wide by about 1-7/8" long (not including the shepherd hooks) which add just under 1/2 to the overall length.
They will frame your face beautifully and the multiple dangles are so alluring with the slightest toss of your head. They have a gold wash and are not signed but acid test for silver. As New Old Stock (or "dead stock"), they are in Excellent, unworn vintage condition with nothing more than perhaps a little surface dirt or light scratches as expected due to "shelf wear" over time.
There are also the usual minor inconsistencies in the making that only add to their charm. The earrings are quite Fabulous. Dramatic and exotic, these ornate earrings with their Fantastic enamel Bats and beautiful colors will bring the romance and allure of the exotic Orient to your outfit. With the Bats, they may even provide their owner protection, healing and good fortune!Especially since they are never worn, New Old Stock, they would also make a terrific gift, although I doubt you will want to part with them and they will come to you in a gift box, just in case. Wearable and collectible, this is a superb pair of New Old Stock vintage silver gilt and cloisonne enamel Asian earrings with Bats for your collection! Please see our other listings for more great vintage jewelry. Both methods include gift box. International buyers aware of the rules and expenses of importing into their country are welcome.
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