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Chinese Silver Jade Cicada Necklace

This necklace is solid silver vermeil with crude hallmarks. The five early hand-carved cicadas are surrounded by repoussé floral frames… hanging from a  Chinese marked ‘book chain’.









“the cicada symbolized immortality…a cicada made of jade was laid in the mouth of the deceased” Eberhard, Dictionary of Chinese Symbols.

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