An attractive Art Deco Chinese carved serpentine plaque mounted as a pendant in 14K yellow gold. The carved pendant depicts a scholar riding atop the outstretched wings of a phoenix with flames in the background. The serpentine has good translucency and a pale yellowish-green color. The plaque was originally sewn onto a 1920's Chinese silk purse before being mounted as a pendant.
Origin: China, ca. 1920. Condition: excellent. Dimensions: 1-3/8" x 1-1/2" (excluding bail).