Yao silver chain, SW China or Laos
Old Chinese minority silver chain with filigree work on the pendants and enamel on the round medallions. The chain ends up in two hooks that were maybe used to hold the apron, a grooming kit or other kinds of silver ornaments.
Most probably from the Yao Mien inhabiting SW China and Laos.
The silver is +800 (tested) and has a nice worn patina.
From the first half of the XXth Century.
Length: 84 cm 33,07 in)
Weight: 176 gr
“The Yao”, Pourret, Jess G., River Books, Bangkok, 2002
“Peoples of the golden triangle”, Lewin, Paul and Elaine, River Books, Bangkok, 1998
Price: 445 euros (+21% VAT for shipments inside EU)