Hand hammered solid gold hexagon shaped frame is decorated in a "double six" twelve white enameled lotus pattern and blue enameled tendrils on a yellow gold detailed filigree background. Central natural coral medallion, is hand carved in a Crane bird among clouds in a awesome inspiring pattern. If you like antique Chinese Jewelry or Amulets with Spiritual Symbolism, then this Brooch Pin is an exceptional example, one of a kind, and has still remained in great condition, sure to grow in value. A great addition in any Asian Chinese Collection.The six-sided shape represents wood and the east pillar of the chart. The hexagon signifies higher wisdom and spirituality. This shape is often used in religious space designs to exude peace and calmness. This shape also replicates various natural chemical bonds such as snowflakes and honeycombs. White Lotus Symbolism - Eternity, Purity, Rebirth. Perhaps the most enchanting flower with its unblemished pure white beauty, the white lotus is the most revered in the world, and is known as the'Womb of the world'. It is said to denote the purity of mind (Bodhi), the calmness and serenity of human nature, and spiritual perfection. The white lotus is associated with the female representation of Buddha, which is goddess White Tara , as it aptly describes her nature.
In an ancient Indian text, the white lotus is described as: The white lotus, born in the water and grown in the water, rises beyond the water and remains unsoiled by the water. Thus, monks, the [Buddha], born in the world, grown up in the world, after having conquered the world, remains unsoiled by the world. The lotus is also thought of as a symbol of human consciousness on the path to spiritual enlightenment.Twelve is a symbol of cosmic order. Twelve is the number of space and time.
Twelve are the Months of a Year. Time is measured in two groups of 12 Hours. The Twelve Animal Signs of the Chinese Zodiac are Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Ram, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig. Cranes are an important motif in Chinese mythology.
In Chinese culture, the crane is venerated as the prince of all feathered creatures and thus has a legendary status. Embodying longevity and peace, it is the second most favored bird symbol after the phoenix. Throughout the imperial times, crane motifs were used on the robes of civil officials to depict their ranks. Because of its ability to fly high and over long distances, its wings were used as an amulet for protection against exhaustion. There are various myths involving cranes, and in Chinese mythology cranes are generally symbolically connected with the idea of immortality.A Crane among clouds as in this brooch represent Nobility. Clouds symbolize good fortune and happiness. ANTIQUE CHINESE EXPORT WHITE LOTUS ENAMELED. FILIGREE 14K YELLOW GOLD BROOCH PIN AMULET.
WITH CRANE BIRD AMONG CLOUDS NATURAL CORAL CARVING. Item: Brooch Pin (Amulet with Spiritual Symbolism).
Decor: Crane bird among Clouds and white Lotus flowers. Medium: Solid 14K Yellow Gold and Natural Coral carving. Case: Comes in a jewelry case. All pictures are taken outside under direct sunlight, with no filters have been used and none digital photo adjustment done. 59.60 mm Diameter (across corners).
52.70 mm Width (across sides). 26.80 gr or 0.945 oz.
Brooch is in a very good condition, shows usage signs as can be expected from an antique jewelry. Solid gold frame is in great condition without damage or restores to the gold, enameled decor shows a few tiny perimeter blue and white enamel chips with enamel loss as shown in my close up photos. Natural Coral is also in a great condition without scratches, chips, cracks, missing, damage or any restoration. Total Weight (brooch + case)... 147 gr or 5.20 oz - Unpackaged.
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The item "CHINA FILIGREE ENAMEL GOLD 14K BROOCH PIN CRANE BIRD CORAL CARVING LOTUS AMULET" is in sale since Monday, March 4, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Other Chinese Antiques".
The seller is "golden-place-sales" and is located in Athens. This item can be shipped worldwide.