Shou Symbol earrings

    SKU: cmcn443900

    £30.00 Members' price *


    These stylized shou symbol earrings are adapted from a Chinese necklace in the collection of the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts.

    The earrings illustrate a geometric, maze-like symbol which is a Chinese ideogram called shou, meaning 'long life'. Such symbols decorate jewellery, home décor and works of art and their presence is believed to have a specific, direct influence on the life of those who wear or live with it.

    The earrings also feature jade beads. In China jade has been a material of the highest value since ancient times, above silver and gold. Symbolically, it is associated with merit, morality, grace and dignity.

    Ideal as a gift, they come supplied in a gift box and measure approximately 3.5cm long.


    Product code: cmcn443900
    Exhibition: Ming China
    World culture: China
    Material: Gold-plated pewter, jade
    Size: Approx. 3.5cm long
    Weight: 0.095kg
    Standard UK delivery: 5 working days. Overseas times may vary

    This price is inclusive of VAT

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