Antique Chinese Sterling Silver Blue Stone Mesh Pendant for a necklace from the late 1800s to turn of the century from an estate and in completely original, well kept condition. It is marked Silver (early mark for Chinese Sterling Silver quality). It is also tested and Guaranteed to be solid sterling silver. All beautifully crafted by hand the top has a door that open to reveal an internal compartment. Assumed to be for keepsake purposes, medicinal, or ceremonial, unsure which. Amid the thick filigree sides, mesh on both sides and hand applied symbols on the front there are 3 stone cabochons which area bezel set and have deep blue color like lapis.Size of pendant is 1 11/16″ tall north to south including the small bale but not including the top ring. Width across the box compartment on top is 5/8″ across east to west. Width across the bottom curve is 1 3/8″ east to west. Depth is 1/4″ on the compartment and graduating down the side to 1/8″ and then to 1/16″ at the very bottom. Weight is 9 grams. There is some minor age wear it is in excellent condition. The compartment door likely had a very tiny ball handle which is gone but the door opens easily from the corner and closes securely. There is also small indent near the bottom lapis bezel which is likely from the original hand making and a very tiny solder joint on the edge from the original making. Overall condition is well preserved and excellent. No holes in mesh filigree. All stones are good; not chipped or cracked. Back and sides are fine. This is a very, very fine example of antique Chinese Silver jewelry from the 1800s for your collection.