Hand Carved Chinese Cinnabar Necklace with Sterling Clasp

The Curio


This early 20th century chinoiserie necklace is incredibly rare, with black and deep red cinnabar beads and a sterling silver clasp. We have never before seen black cinnabar, and are very excited to bring this rare example to market. 

Materials and Features: 

Cinnabar beads, sterling clasp


Chinese in origin, c.1910





17” long

15mm x 15mm red beads

13mm x 13mm black and red beads

Weight: 31.2 grams

Condition: Excellent condition. Very little wear overall, beautiful carving of the highest quality.

Please view and inspect any photos closely. We endeavor to fully disclose all condition information clearly and concisely, however, please note that what qualifies as excellent condition for historical jewelry differs from modern and contemporary pieces; please take the age of the piece into account when examining the piece. Minor age wear is typical and to be expected for antique and vintage jewelry. Unless otherwise stated, gemstones have not been officially graded for color, clarity, or treatment by GIA; any information provided is our own educated, professional assessment.

Hand Carved Chinese Cinnabar Necklace with Sterling Clasp

Sale price Price $595.00 Regular price