3602 – Chinese Baoding ball pendant belonging to Julia Pearce

Physical description:
Pendant consisting of a Chinese Baoding ball hung from a black cord. The ball is decorated with blue and red cloisonne enamel, and makes a pleasant chiming sound when turned over in the hand,
Museum classification:
Modern Witchcraft
25mm diam.

Part of a collection of jewellery that belonged to Julia Pearce.

Baoding balls activate acupressure points on the hand, and are widely used in the West to relieve stress and promote health, and as an aid to meditation.

The design on the ball seems to include stylised birds.

Metal, enamel, fabric