This large Buddha medallion is a very unusual vintage necklace and the craftsmanship is very unique.
Look at the back : the way in which the piece is hand hammered.
The Buddha is in relief on the top, as well as the scrolls and leaves around the perimeter.
The entire piece feels neat to hold because there are so many different textures.
The Buddha is also designer signed, signed by Delux. It is also signed 800 for 800 silver and there is a Chinese insignia as well.
The medallion is thin and light weight and is 2" wide. The bail and the 20" chain are sterling silver and the spring clasp is signed sterling.
The medallion has a burnished finish and is in perfect condition with no scratches, dings, or other imperfections.
The chain and bail are clean and like new.
I cant tell you exactly when this piece was made, but I have had it since the mid 1980s and I believe it was made in the 1940-1950 era.
I cannot locate any information on the designer Delux and I dont think they were in business very long.
Comes gift wrapped and shipped in a new presentation jewelry box.