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Chinese Lucky Spider Necklace and Bracelets

Spider sliding down his web symbolizes good luck descending from heaven“… Eberhard.

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[ click on images to enlarge …. photos by: RP (Bob) Birt ]

This rare set came with a story… an American soldier who served in Burma brought this back as a gift for his wife. It is still in the original box and in almost perfect condition.

Over the years I have owned a few of these spider sets – fine delicate workmanship… very fragile… silver wire as fine as thread… woven into webs of the classic octagon…  but this is the only set that I have seen with the blue enameled spiders.

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So we believe that the discovery of the spider set is an auspicious omen for all of us in the Year of the Rabbit.

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One Comment

  1. Jessica
    Posted July 28, 2013 at 11:42 pm | Permalink

    I just found a set that belonged to my Grandmother. It s very similar to this set above; however it does not have gems. The set is only silver.
    The set consists of: necklace, screw on earrings, 2 bracelets and a brooch.
    It was in a box with no information listed.
    I am hoping to get answers- any leads are appreciated.
    Thanks!

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