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antique Chinese silver gilt wedding Bracelet with carved pai gow tiles cricket, phoenix and dragon symbols

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Antique, late 19th or early 20th c, I believe, Chinese wedding bracelet wrought in gilded silver with three figural carved pai gow tile panels set in raised bezels. The panels are almost identical and feature symbols that are auspicious to newlyweds, namely a cricket, a dragon and a phoenix. The silver frame is beautifully worked with intricate cut-outs and repousse prunus flowers. I think the tiles are made of cow bone that has beautifully mellowed over the years thus adding to the sculpturality of the carvings and the same is the case with the gilding. Precious indeed…   Size/Weight: 7″ long (wearable); width between 1 3/4″ and 5/8″; 46.8 grams Hallmarks / Date: “CHINA SILVER”; late 19th – opening decades of 20th c. Condition: very good vintage with great patina in both the silver and the bone, quite ornate and nicely carved, with some...

Chinese Deco silver filigree Bracelet with amethysts and enamel decoration

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Early 20th c. Chinese silver filigree bracelet, this example has a beautifully mellowed vermeil finish and is profusely decorated with wire-work and enamel. Its four amethyst cabochons are enchantingly transparent and so light in color, they resemble lavender ice… Learn more Size/Weight: 7″ inner circumference (clasped); width between 15/16″ and 7/16″; 52.6 grams Hallmarks / Date: simply marked “SILVER”; 1920s-40s Condition: excellent vintage with no losses in the enamel that I can see, beautiful patina and gorgeous stones with interesting inclusions SOLD – Thank you! Contact us about this...