Whoa! You can't favorite your own shop.

Whoa! You can't buy your own item.

Whoa! You can't favorite your own item.

Whoa! You can't add your own item to a list.

Add this item to a treasury!

You don't have any treasuries yet. Enter a title below to create one.

This item has been added.

View your treasury.

Like this item?

Add it to your favorites to revisit it later.
Gorgeous Chinese Silver Dragon necklace clasp - with functioning parts.

{Circa 1860}

This clasp connects to the necklace chain on each of the four corners. One of the corners houses the hidden clasp.

Carved Jade in the center - carved on both back and front. Set in intricate silver filigree work that has dragons nestling it like a precious egg. You can see one of the dragons actually holding the jade - there are even little dragon feet curling up the side, used as prongs. Small lengths of ornate, elongated link silver chain still attached to the rings.
Signed "Sycee No. 23".

ca 1860 during the Opium Drug War era in China. There was a battle and capture of the Taku forts in August of 1860. Jewelry and objects were crafted out of the Sycee Silver (type of Chinese silver ingot). I have seen other pieces with the exact same markings that date this to this period. I am not an expert in Chinese jewelry, just reporting on the research I have done.
If anyone has any further information, I would love to hear it!

This clasp measures just under 1 1/2" with loops by just over an inch wide.
The longest length of silver chain measures 5 3/4"

Frequently asked questions about TheHiddenChamber

Complimentary gift wrap is available upon request!
Insurance is NOT included but can be added for a small fee, worldwide. I strongly recommend purchasing insurance. Please contact us prior to purchase for a quote!
Interest-free layaway is available on orders over $200. The term is 60 days. A 25% non-refundable down payment is due at the time of set-up. Payments can be made weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. Please send me a note to discuss specifics. Seasonal discount coupons cannot be applied to layaway orders. Failure to complete the payment plan results in the seller retaining the non-refundable 25% deposit. Any other funds paid will be issued back with store credit ONLY. There is a seven day grace period on payments. Returns will be processed as store credit, less a 25% restocking fee retained by the seller.
We are happy to reserve items for 24 hours, at which time they will be returned to the shop.
When a package is shipped internationally, it may be subject to import taxes, customs duties, and/or fees imposed by the destination country. These fees are paid by the buyer.

PLEASE do not ask us to mark the parcel as a 'gift' or mark the value as less. By doing this you are asking us to commit FRAUD. A false, misleading or incomplete declaration can result in the seizure or return of the item and/or in criminal or civil penalties, which includes a sizeable fine --- all of which we are understandably not willing to do. Thank you for your cooperation!
Express shipping options are available to select during checkout. If you would like a quote, please feel free to contact us!

Antique Chinese Sycee No 23 Silver Dragon and Jade Clasp for Necklace / 19th Century Chinese Filigree Pendant


Only 1 available


  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: sycee silver, silver, jade, sterling, filigree, clasp, push clasp, chain
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 6572 reviews
  • Favorited by: 85 people